Walter George

Walter George

Walter G George was a UK athlete from the late 1800’s, competing mostly in the mile and setting a number of world records. He had an unorthodox approach to training due to the limited time he had available to train while doing his apprenticeship to become a chemist. He set a world mile record of 4:10:12 in 1886, a time that stood until 1931 (and the track was wrongly measured; he actually ran 1 mile and 6 yards).

Walter George’s relevance is that he first used the 100 Up running drill that has been given some recent publicity as a running drill to assist in developing a runners technique or form.

Buy the Walter George Biography as a Kindle eBook:
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Cover of Walter George’s original book:
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External Links:
Walter George’s Biography at Wikipedia

Related Topics:
100 Up Running Drill | Christopher McDougal | Running Drills

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