Arthur Keily, British marathon runner, Died at 94


Arthur Patrick Keily was born on March 18, 1921, and died on March 2, 2016.

He was a British marathon runner.

He was an amateur footballer.

He served during the Second World War and, upon his return to England, was placed on the reserve list of his former team and never again made it to the field.

Arthur Keily took up long-distance running at the age of 28 and ran in twenty-seven marathons during his career, finishing first in eleven of them and on the podium in six more.

Arthur Keily set nine world records. After unsuccessful appearances at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games and the 1960 Summer Olympics, he retired from active competition but re-entered the sport at the master’s level in the 1990s.

Arthur Keily passed away at 94 yrs old.