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1912 Charlie Cook racing at The Oval, Kennington

The final of the 100 yards at the South London Harriers Meeting at The Oval, Kennington, on 14 September 1912. Charlie Cook is second from the left, running off 16½ yards. The winner was Olympian Willie Applegarth (Polytechnic Harriers), on the far right. He ran from scratch to get up in the last few yards for victory in 10 seconds; one foot covered the first three. Later in the afternoon Applegarth set a British Record for 200 yards, run diagonally across the ground - 19 2/5 seconds.