Harry Johnston (athlete)


Harry Johnston (athlete)

Herbert Arthur "Harry" "Bert" Johnston (April 16, 1902April 5, 1967) was a British runner who competed in events ranging from one to four miles.

He competed for Great Britain in the 1924 Summer Olympics held in Paris, France in the 3000 metre team event where he won the silver medal with his teammates Bernhard McDonald and George Webber. His other Olympic experience was at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, The Netherlands where he finished eighth in the 5000 metre race.

He continued to contribute to British athletics after he retired from running by coaching several prominent long distance athletes including Jim Peters, who held the world record in the marathon for six years, as well as Stan Cox and Fred Norris.

References

*citeweb | title = Bert Johnston | url = http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/jo/bert-johnston-1.html


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