Lionel Reed

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLionel James de Balle•Reed
Used nameLionel•Reed
Born31 December 1883 in Kensington, England (GBR)
Died11 February 1957 in Hastings, England (GBR)
AffiliationsL.A.C., London (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


After a dead-heat with Alan Patterson in the final of the 440 y at the 1909 AAA Championships, Lionel Reed lost the run-off but was an outright winner of the title in 1910. He also placed second in the AAA 220 y in 1908. He was the Essex champion at 100 y (1909, 1911) and 440 y (1909-11). He worked as a civil servant with the Board of Trade.

Personal Bests: 100y – 10.2 (1908); 220y – 22.6 (1908); 440y – 50.0 (1909).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Lionel Reed
200 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 h3 r2/3