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Edward Leader

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEdward Eastlake•Leader
Used nameEdward•Leader
Born28 August 1882 in Pershore, Worcestershire, England (GBR)
Died22 April 1959 in Cattistock, Dorset, England (GBR)
AffiliationsL.A.C., London (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


After winning the high jump for Cambridge vs. Oxford in 1904, Edward Leader shared second place in the Oxbridge vs. Harvard/Yale match. The following year, he finished second at both the Oxbridge Sports and at the AAAs. Although he did not win a blue as a hurdler, he was chosen to represent Britain in the 110 hurdles at the 1908 Olympics. He was Called to the Bar in 1908 and practiced as a barrister.

Personal Bests: 120yH – 16.0 (1908); HJ – 1.83 (6-0) (1908).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Edward Leader
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 2 h13 r1/3
High Jump, Men (Olympic) =10
Standing High Jump, Men (Olympic) DNS