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Vernon Morgan

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameVernon Eversfield•Morgan
Used nameVernon•Morgan
Born2 May 1904 in Bucklow Hill, Cheshire East, England (GBR)
Died23 October 1992 in Wisborough Green, West Sussex, England (GBR)
AffiliationsUniversity of Oxford, Oxford (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Vernon Morgan won the LAC Schools mile in 1922-23 and also the steeplechase in 1923. At Oxford he won blues for soccer (football) (1923) and cross-country (1924-25) and in his only appearance in the University match on the track, won the 3 miles in 1925. He was the Northern mile champion in 1925 and 1930, but the best performance of his career had come in 1929 when he topped the annual British rankings for the mile with 4:16.4 while on an Achilles Club tour in South Africa. He placed third in the AAA steeplechase in 1928-29 and was a bronze medalist at the 1930 British Empire Games. He was for many years the sports editor of Reuters, and was awarded the Olympic Diploma of Merit for his work as a member of the IOC Press and Public Relations Committee. He was also awarded the OBE.

Personal Bests: 880y – 1:57.4 (1925); 1500 – 4:01.6 (1927); Mile – 4:16.4 (1929); 3 miles – 15:00.0 (1925); 2 miles steeplechase – 11:09.0 (1928).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Vernon Morgan
3,000 metres Steeplechase, Men (Olympic) 5 h3 r1/2

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