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Godwin Withers

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGodwin Robert James•Withers
Used nameGodwin•Withers
Born28 September 1884 in South Holborn (Soho), Greater London, England (GBR)
Died5 February 1976 in Dover, Kent, England (GBR)
AffiliationsRailway Clearing House Athletic Club, (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Between 1908 and 1913 Godwin Withers, performed consistently well in the AAA Championships without ever quite managing to finish in the first three. He did, however, place fourth in both the 2 mile and 7 mile walk in 1909, and in 1910, he again finished fourth in the 7 mile walk. A railways clerk, Withers was also fourth in the 2 mile event in 1913 and his final AAA appearance was in 1921 when, at the age of 36 he finished eighth in the 7 mile walk, a mere three minutes behind the winner.

Personal Bests: 7 mile Walk – 54:38.0 (1910).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Godwin Withers
10 miles Walk, Men (Olympic) 5 h2 r1/2