Kerr, Robert

 Robert Kerr, track and field athlete, coach (b at Enniskillen, Ire 1882; d at Hamilton, Ont 12 May 1963). Despite the "marathon craze" of the time, Robert Kerr took advantage of the speed required for his occupation as a Hamilton fireman and won the 100-, 440- and 880-yard races at the 1902 Coronation Games. He could not afford to attend the unofficial 1906 Athens Olympics, but at the 1908 London Olympics he won the 220-yard gold and 100-yard bronze. Though he set the 50-yard record and was selected to the 1912 Stockholm Olympics team, Kerr chose retirement. Robert Kerr was captain of the 1928 Olympics team and manager of the 1932 team.