|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Edward "Eddie"•Owen|
|Born||6 November 1886 in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England (GBR)|
|Died||24 September 1949 in Woolwich, Greater London, England (GBR)|
|Measurements||170 cm / 61 kg|
|Affiliations||Salford Harriers/Manchester Athletic Club|
The winner of four Northern Counties miles titles (1909-12), Eddie Owen was also the winner at the AAA Championships in 1909 and 1912. A versatile athlete, he placed fourth in the AAA 4 miles (1907) and second in the 880y (1910). Owen set British records for 1,000 m (1914), ¾-mile (1910), and 3K (1912), although there is some doubt over the authenticity of the latter record. During the war he served in the Irish Guards when his Commanding Office was Captain Alexander (later Field-Marshal Lord Alexander), who had beaten Owen in the mile in the 1914 Triangular International. In 1926 Eddie Owen gave up his work as a Manchester warehouseman and took a job at Belle Vue greyhound track. After a spell at the White City, he became manager of Crayford Stadium in Kent and held that position at the time of his death.
Personal Bests: 1000 – 2:35.2 (1914); Mile – 4:20.2 (1909); 3000 – 8:52.6 (1912); 2 miles – 9:40.8 (1910); 5000 – 15:16.4 (1912).
|Games||Discipline (Sport)||Event||Status||Team||Pos||Representing||2nd NOC||As|
|1908 Summer Olympics||Athletics||5 mile, Men||Olympic||2||Silver||GBR||Eddie Owen|
|1912 Summer Olympics||Athletics||1,500 metres, Men||Olympic||AC h3 r1/2||GBR||Eddie Owen|
|5,000 metres, Men||Olympic||DNS|
|3,000 metres, Team, Men||Olympic||Great Britain||3||Bronze|