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Bertie Thompson

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFrederick Bertie•Thompson
Used nameBertie•Thompson
Born4 August 1880 in Holborn, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died19 December 1956 in Thornton Heath, Greater London, England (GBR)
AffiliationsRanelagh Harriers, Richmond (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Having placed sixth in the Polytechnic Harriers Trial race, Bertie Thompson was selected for the 1908 Olympic marathon but dropped out after 15 miles, suffering from an injured foot and the heat. He was, however, better known as a walker and was AAA 7 mile champion in 1907, having been runner-up in 1905-06. He served as President of both Ranelagh Harriers (1948-50) and the London AC (1951).

Personal Bests: Mar – unknown; 7 miles Walk – 52:46.6 (1907).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Bertie Thompson
Marathon, Men (Olympic) AC


His name was not Frederick Basil Kerr "Bertie" Thompson.