John Murray

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn•Murray
Used nameJohn•Murray
Born6 November 1869 in Raheen, Carrigrohane, Cork (IRL)
Died14 August 1933 in Dundrum (IRL)
AffiliationsCounty Dublin Harriers, IRL
NOC Great Britain
Nationality Ireland


John Murray was Irish champion at 120y hurdles (1904), discus (1909), and the hammer (1909). After retiring from competition, he was the landlord of a popular Dublin public house for many years. His brothers, Denis and William, also competed in the 1908 Olympics.

Personal Bests: DT – 36.78 (120-8) (1909); HT – 44.12 (144-9) (1907).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR IRL John Murray
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) AC
Discus Throw, Greek Style, Men (Olympic) DNS
Hammer Throw, Men (Olympic) AC

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