Harold Abrahams
(1899-1978)

Died aged 78

Harold Maurice Abrahams, CBE, (15 December 1899 – 14 January 1978) was an English track and field athlete. He was Olympic champion in 1924 in the 100 metres sprint, a feat depicted in the 1981 movie Chariots of Fire.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

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Harold Abrahams 1899-1978 Olympic athlete lived here

Hodford Lodge, 2 Hodford Road, Barnet, NW11, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Harold Abrahams 1924 Olympic 100 metres champion, whose deeds were immortalised in the award-winning film "Chariots of Fire", was born in a house on this site on 15th December 1899

30 Rutland Road, Bedford, United Kingdom where they was born (1899)

This building was originally the Carlton Hotel. Several members of the British Olympic team stayed here prior to their departure for the Paris Olympic Games in 1924 This was immortalised in the film “Chariots of Fire”. Built by J.T. May and Son in 1899

Victoria Parade, Broadstairs, United Kingdom where they stayed (1924)