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Albert Tebbit

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAlbert Edward•Tebbit
Used nameAlbert•Tebbit
Born26 December 1871 in Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, England (GBR)
DiedMarch 1938 in Barnardiston, Suffolk, England (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

The son of a Cambridgeshire farmer, Albert Tebbit also worked on the land after leaving school, before going on to become a top speed skater. He won the British amateur skating title on the four occasions it was held between 1895 and 1905, and took part in his final British Championship in 1928. At the time, had won more amateur races than any other person. In 1895 Tebbit dead-heated a memorable race with H. A. Palmer over 37 miles on the River Cam in a time of 2h 1m 11s. He set a world record for the longest distance skated in one hour, 26.448 km, and he was also the first winner of the King Edward Cup in 1905. The trophy was presented by King Edward VII to the amateur speed skating champion of Great Britain and declared that it was always to take place outdoors in the eastern counties. When he competed at the 1924 Winter Olympics, Tebbit was 52-years-of age.

Personal Best: 5000 – 11:01.0 (1924).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) GBR Albert Tebbit
500 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 20
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
Allround, Men (Olympic) AC

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