Arthur James Robertson
Inducted in 2004
An all-round sportsman who originally preferred cycling, Robertson only took up athletics seriously in 1906; a fact that makes his achievements on the track all the more impressive. In 1908 alone Robertson won Olympic gold in the three mile team race - making him the first of only six Scots to do so - and Olympic silver in the steeplechase. He was also crowned the World Cross Country Champion, set a new world record in the 5,000m, and set a new Scottish native record in the four miles which remained unbeaten for some 45 years.
- Olympic gold medal, three mile team race, 1908
- Olympic silver medal, 3,000m steeplechase, 1908
- World Cross Country Champion, 1908
- World record holder, 5,000m, 1908
Image from Colin Shields