Haliburton, Leroy - 1960

Haliburton, Leroy - 1960

Leroy Haliburton

Track & Field Athlete, Edmonton

Inducted in 1960

Leroy Haliburton has won several Alberta championships over the years. He won the 100 and 220 yard races in 1912, 1913, 1914, and 1920. The broad jump championship was his in 1913, 1914, and 1920. He also won the 440 yard race in 1914 and 1920 and the triple jump in 1920. He won the Canadian championship in broad jump in 1922. Leroy Haliburton was on the Canadian relay team that set the World record in 1919. In that same year, he also won the 200m at the Inter-Allied Games in Paris. He held Alberta seniors records for the 100, 220, and 440 yard races and for the broad jump.

Leroy Haliburton

1960 Track & Field Athlete, Edmonton

Since Induction

Leroy "Roy" Haliburton was inducted into the Edmonton Sports Hall of Fame in 1961.

More Information:

From Edmonton's Real Estate Weekly features: Edmontons track and field tradition:

(Alex Decoteau article).

Provided by Real Estate Weekly | September 29, 2005

Source: http://yegishome.ca/news/2005/09/29/edmontons-track-and-field-tradition

"Another great early Alberta athlete was Roy Haliburton, who competed in track and field, played football, baseball, lacrosse, basketball, soccer, tennis and more. Haliburton was born February 11, 1890 and grew up in Red Deer. He moved to Edmonton in 1913 and that year won his first Alberta title and two Dominion titles in Vancouver. For the next two years, he won the Alberta championship.

In 1919, he defeated the great Charlie Paddock in the second heat of the 200-metres at the Inter-Allied Games in Paris and then returned home to break four Alberta records in the next two years. In all, he won more than 30 Alberta track and field championships before turning his attention to football. Haliburton joined the Edmonton Eskimos and was chosen for the Canadian team in the 1920 Olympics but was unable to attend because of employment commitments.

A broken neck, suffered while playing football in 1921, ended the more active phases of his playing career. He went on to coach track and field at the University of Alberta and become a judge, referee and official timer for many sports and later chairman of the Edmonton Boxing and Wrestling Commission. He was inducted into the Edmonton Sports Hall of Fame in 1961."

Researched: January 5, 2014

Update: August 2015