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Harry Edward in 1922
|Born||15 April 1898
|Died||8 July 1973 (aged 75)
|Event(s)||100 m, 200 m|
|Club||Polytechnic Harriers, London|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||100 m – 10.8 (1920)
200 m – 21.5 (1920)
Harry Francis Vincent Edward (15 April 1898 – 8 July 1973) was a British runner. He competed in 100 and 200 m 1920 Summer Olympics and won bronze medals in both events. He injured himself during the 200 m final and therefore withdrew from the 4 × 100 m relay. Domestically Edward won the AAA championships in the 100 yd and 220 yd in 1920-1922, and in 1922 also took the 440 yd title.
The only son of a Guyanese father and German mother, Edward was raised in Germany. He had one sister, Irene. Reared and educated in Germany, he was imprisoned as a prisoner of war at Ruhleben internment camp in Germany for the majority of World War I. Following that conflict, Edward immigrated to Great Britain, he later moved to New York City, where he worked for the United Nations.
The Harry Edward Papers, including correspondence, photographs, and other personal papers, are at the Amistad Research Center in New Orleans. For a more complete description, see the finding aid for the collection.
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