George Mayberry

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGeorge Mahony•Mayberry
Used nameGeorge•Mayberry
Born24 July 1883 in Kenmare, Kerry (IRL)
Died21 November 1961 in Frant, England (GBR)
AffiliationsClonliffe Harriers, Dublin (IRL)
NOC Great Britain


After leaving Dublin University, George Mayberry joined Clonliffe Harriers (Ireland) and was later President of the club. He was one of three ex -Clonliffe Harriers members to compete at the 1908 Olympics, John Reid and Joe Deakin being the others, although Deakin had returned to England in 1903 and was a member of Herne Hill Harriers at the time of the Games. Originally a miler in his younger days at University, Mayberry represented Great Britain in the triple jump at the Olympics, but he was an outstanding high jumper and was runner-up at the IAAA Championships on four occasions, 1906-07 (to Con Leahy) and 1910 -11. He won his first international cap for Ireland in the meeting with Scotland in 1906. Mayberry served with the Royal Army Medical Corps from 1914-19 reaching the rank of captain. Between 1927-49 Doctor Mayberry was the medical superintendent of Dagenham Sanatorium and Landon Hills Sanatorium for Children

Personal Best: TJ – unknown.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR George Mayberry
High Jump, Men (Olympic) DNS
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) AC