Fred Randell

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFred David•Randell
Used nameFred•Randell
Born5 February 1865 in Enfield, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died20 November 1946 in Enfield, Greater London, England (GBR)
AffiliationsFinchley Harriers, Finchley (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


As the winner of the first amateur London-Brighton race in 1899 Frederick Randall was chosen for the 1900 Olympic marathon, but retired before four miles. His winning time in the London-Brighton race was 6 hours 58 minutes 18 seconds and stood as the amateur record until Arthur Newton became the first man to complete the race in under six hours in 1924. A member of Finchley Harriers since 1890, Randall was second to Herbert Heath of South London Harriers in both the 1892 Southern Area and National Cross-Country Championships.

Personal Bests: 10 miles – 54:46.2 (1892); Mar – unknown.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Fred Randell
Marathon, Men (Olympic) DNF


While contemporary sources spell his surname as "Randall", census and civil registration records confirm the correct spelling to be "Randell".