Edwin Montague

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEdwin Herbert•Montague
Used nameEdwin•Montague
Born13 April 1885 in Lambeth, England (GBR)
Died28 December 1937 in Fulham, England (GBR)
AffiliationsSouth London Harriers, London (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Between 1903 and 1909, Edwin Montague was a finalist at the AAA Championships on six occasions. As an 18-year-old he was third in 1903 and the following year, while still a junior, he improved to take second place; he won at his fourth attempt in 1907. In 1908 he equaled the world record for 600y (1:11.0) and his 1905 mark for 1,000m (2:46.2) is recognized as the inaugural UK best over the distance. He represented Surrey at football (soccer) and worked initially as a Civil Servant before entering the wine trade.

Personal Bests: 220y – 22.6 (1908); 400 – 49.6e (1908).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Edwin Montague
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 h2 r2/3
1,600 metres Medley Relay, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 2 h3 r1/2