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Abrahams, Harold Maurice

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Born: 1899 AD
Died: 1978 AD, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Runner

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1899 - He was born on the 15th of December in Bedford, England.

1920 - He was a sprinter and long jumper since his youth, he continued to compete in
            sport while studying at Cambridge.

        - He earned a place in the Olympic team.

1924 - He was an outsider for the medals at the Olympics in Paris, France.

        - He set the English record in the long jump (24'2 1/2"), a record which stood
           for the next 32 years.

        - He won the 100 m, beating all the American favourites (including the 1920 Gold
           medal winner Charlie Paddock).

       - He had a foot injury that forced him to end his career the following year.

1978 - He died on the 14th of January in  Enfield, London at the age of 78.


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