Ernest Harper

Matt Bell is writing a book on Hallamshire Harriers Olympians. He has kindly supplied the following photos of Ernest Harper.

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Photo from the Hallamshire Harriers Golden Jubilee booklet 1946

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A young Ernie Harper with two of his many trophies

 

 

 

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(copyright picturesheffield.com)

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Stills taken from British Pathe news footage (copyright British Pathe News)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Olympic Marathon by David Martin and Roger Gynn
(copyright David Martin and Roger Gynn)

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Scenes from the Paris 1924 10,000 metres

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1924 Paris cross-country race
(Left) The leaders leave the stadium complex: Wide, Nurmi, Webster, Benham, Ritola and Harper; (Right) Nurmi, Wide and Benham negotiate a stone wall

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1924 Paris cross-country race
The runners clamber up an embankment

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1924 Paris cross-country race
(Left) Nurmi out on his own in the lead; (Centre) The third, fourth and fifth placed runners after 4,000 metres: Johnson, Harper and Ebeling; (Right) Nurmi enters the stadium

Photos from the Official Report of the 1924 Olympic Games.

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Harper sets off on his twenty-three mile training run for the 1928 Amsterdam marathon

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Amsterdam marathon 1928 – Ernie Harper and Joie Ray lead the field
Photo from the Official Report of the 1928 Olympic Games.

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Berlin marathon 1936 – Juan Carlos Zabala leads around the stadium track, with Ernie Harper in second place

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Berlin marathon 1936 – Sohn and Harper round the turn at the end of the Avus road
Photo from the Official Report of the 1936 Olympic Games

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Harper runs alongside Sohn

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The victory ceremony for the Berlin marathon. As the Japanese national anthem plays, Sohn Kee-Chung and Nam Sung-Yong stand with heads bowed. Ernie Harper stands to attention

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Ernie Harper’s former home at No.531 Stannington Road
(Photo courtesy of Matt Bell)

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Ernie Harper and his wife Mabel in middle age

harper's gravestoneErnie and Mabel’s grave in Australia