Douglas Lowe

Born Aug 7, 1902
Nationality England England

Douglas Gordon Arthur Lowe was born on the 7th of August 1902, in Manchester; and died on the 30th of March 1981, in Cranbrook, Kent, he is more commonly known as Douglas.

Douglas Lowe was a British marathon athlete. He a British champion and was a double winner of 800 meter at the Olympic Games. Lowe won the gold medal in the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris beating Henry Stallard who was the British favorite that had suffered from a leg injury.

In the year 1927 and 1928, Lowe was a British champion in 440 yd (402 m) and 880 yd (805 m) . He also won 800-meter marathon in Amsterdam at the Olympic Games in his personal performance at 1:51.8 which is a full second ahead of any of the world class competitors in the race. This was then the start of his professional career.

Olympic Record• Amsterdam 1928 - Gold – Athletics - 800m• Amsterdam 1928 - Athletics - 4 x 400m Relay• Paris 1924 - Gold – Athletics - 800m• Paris 1924 – Athletics - 1500m

He attended Harrow and Highgate School and excelled as a middle distance runner and won Public Schools’ 880 yd (805 m) title in 1920. At the end of 1928 season, Lowe retired from athletics. He took up law at the Inner Temple in London. He then became the Secretary of the Amateur Athletics Association from the year 1931 to 1938. In the year 1964, he was made a judge after his distinguished legal career. After that, he was made Recorder at the Crown Court.

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