William Murray

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilliam Andrew•Murray
Used nameWilliam•Murray
Born18 July 1881 in Raheen, Carrigrohane, Cork (IRL)
Died17 October 1942 in Dublin (IRL)
AffiliationsCounty Dublin Harriers, IRL
NOC Great Britain
Nationality Ireland


William Murray won the Irish AAA 220y from 1908-10. He finished last in his 100m heat at the 1908 Olympics. His brothers, Denis and Jack, also competed in the 1908 Olympics. Murray was second on the 1904 world list for 220 yards with 22.3, run in Glasgow on 13 August.

Personal Bests: 100 – unknown; 220y – 22.3 (1904).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR IRL William Murray
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 4 h8 r1/3
200 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS

Olympic family relations


Date of death previously listed as 24 March 1925, however it has been determined that this information belongs to the wrong William Murray.