|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Brian Cecil Vernon•Oddie|
|Born||16 May 1905 in Luton, Luton, England (GBR)|
|Died||7 August 1996 in Bracknell, Bracknell Forest, England (GBR)|
|Measurements||176 cm / 60 kg|
|Affiliations||South London Harriers, London (GBR)|
Brian Oddie was a leading performer on the flat, in the steeplechase and as a cross-country runner. His best finishes at the AAA Championships were second in the 4 miles (1930) and fourth in the steeplechase (1929). He had a fine international record, finishing second in the 5K in both his matches against France (1927, 1929) and being the individual winner in the 3 miles team race against Germany (1929). He was also a finalist in the Olympic 5K in 1928 and placed sixth in the 3 miles at the 1930 British Empire Games. While at the University of London, Oddie won the UAU 3 miles in 1926 and other successes included a victory in the Kinnaird 3 miles in 1929. He was also 29th for England in the 1929 International Cross-Country. He joined the Air Ministry as a meteorologist after graduating, and stayed there until his retirement. During the war he served as Wing Commander in the RAF and was appointed CBE.
Personal Bests: 2 miles – 9:31.6 (1927); 3 miles – 14:29.8e (1930); 5000 – 15:11.8 (1929).
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1928 Summer Olympics||Athletics||GBR||Brian Oddie|
|5,000 metres, Men (Olympic)||9|