Ernest Webb

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Ernest Webb
Medal record
Men’s athletics
Representing  Great Britain
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1908 London 3500 metre walk
Silver medal – second place 1908 London 10 mile walk
Silver medal – second place 1912 Stockholm 10 kilometre walk

Ernest James "Ernie" Webb (25 April 1874 – 24 February 1937) was a British athlete who competed mainly in the 10 mile walk. He was born in Hackney and died in Toronto. Webb competed for the Herne Hill Harriers.

He competed for Great Britain in the 1908 Summer Olympics held in London, Great Britain in the 10 mile walk where he won the Silver medal behind fellow Brit George Larner. The two of them repeated this in the 3500 metre walk giving Ernest Webb his second silver medal of the games.

Four years later he returned to the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden where he competed in the inaugural 10 kilometre walk and finished off with his third Olympic silver behind Canada's George Goulding.


  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Ernie Webb". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2015-01-23.