Stanley Ernest Walter COX

Great Britain GBR

Athletics

  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    London 1948
  • Year of Birth
    1918
Olympic Results

Biography

Stanley Ernest Walter COX

Stan Cox placed fourth in the AAA 3 miles in 1939 and, after the war, won the AAA 6 miles in 1948 and placed second in 1949. He then turned to the marathon and, although overshadowed by Jim Peters, he was ranked among the world's best. Cox placed second at the AAA marathon three times (1952, 1954, 1956) and he also finished second in the Poly race five times (1951-54, 1956). He dropped out of the 1952 Olympic marathon and, like Jim Peters, he suffered from severe sunstroke in the notorious race at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games and retired with two miles to go after running into a post. In the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 6 miles he finished fifth. In the British Empire and Commonwealth Games he competed for England.

Personal Bests: Mile – 4:22.4 (1939); 2 miles – 9:08.0 (1939); 3 mile – 14:13.6 (1939); 5000 – 15:02.2 (1946); 6 miles – 29:53.2 (1953); 10000 – 31:08.4 (1948); Mar – 2-21:42.0 (1952).

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Helsinki 1952

#AC
Marathon
Marathon Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

London 1948

#7
10,000 metres
10,000 metres Athletics