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Walking, H H Whitlock (b/w photo)

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Walking, H H Whitlock (b/w photo)

8671544 Walking, H H Whitlock (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Walking, H H Whitlock. Harold Whitlock walked his greatest race on 5 August 1936, when he won the 50 kilometres race in the Olympic Games at Berlin, in the record time of 4 hrs 30 mins 41 secs. Came into prominence by winning the National 50 kilometres Championship in 1933, and since then has never looked back. Won the London to Brighton race in years 1934/35/36, being the first man to beat eight hours over this course in 1935. He made successful attacks on the world's time and distance records up to 51 miles, which he covered in an eight-hour walk at the White City in October 1935. Illustration for Photocard issued by Ardath Tobacco in c.1936.); © Look and Learn

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This print captures the iconic moment of Harold Whitlock walking his way to victory in the 50 kilometres race at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. H.H. Whitlock, a renowned English walker, set a record time of 4 hours, 30 minutes, and 41 seconds during this historic event. Harold Whitlock's journey to success began when he won the National 50 kilometres Championship in 1933 and continued with consecutive victories in the London to Brighton race from 1934 to 1936. He was also known for breaking world records by covering distances up to 51 miles within an eight-hour walk at the White City in October 1935. This remarkable photograph not only showcases Whitlock's athletic prowess but also serves as a testament to his dedication and perseverance as a sportsman. His achievements on the track have solidified his legacy as one of England's most celebrated walkers of the early twentieth century. The image exudes a sense of determination and focus as Whitlock strides towards victory, embodying the spirit of sportsmanship and excellence that defines Olympic competition. It is a timeless reminder of an extraordinary athlete who defied limits and pushed boundaries in pursuit of greatness.

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