Billy Churchill

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilliam James "Billy"•Churchill
Used nameBilly•Churchill
Born27 August 1885 in Kimmeridge, Dorset, England (GBR)
Died15 October 1941 in Fulton, Missouri (USA)
Measurements167 cm
AffiliationsOlympic Club, San Francisco (USA)
NOC United States


Billy Churchill finished fourth in the 1924 Boston Marathon, which served as the Olympic Trials race that year. He finished 23rd in the Olympic marathon in 1924. Although born in England, Churchill competed for the Olympic Club of San Francisco. The 1924 Olympic and Boston races are his only known marathon performances. Churchill worked as a railroad clerk.

Personal Best: Mar – 2-37:53 (1924).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Billy Churchill
Marathon, Men (Olympic) 23


Death date previously given as July 1969 in Effingham, Kansas, but those belong to one William H. Churchill, who was born on October 7, 1886.