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Why did Eric Liddell run?

Eric Liddell. At the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, Liddell refused to run in the heats for his favoured 100 metres because they were held on a Sunday. Instead he competed in the 400 metres held on a weekday, a race that he won. He returned to China in 1925 to serve as a missionary teacher.

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People also ask, how did Eric Liddell impact the world?

In the 400 meter race, Eric beat the runner-up by an amazing fifteen meters! He won the Olympic gold and the world record for the race. Later, although he was now a famous celebrity, Eric decided to return to his family who had moved back to China. There he became a missionary to the Chinese people.

Beside above, what year did Eric Liddell die? February 21, 1945

Similarly, what did Eric Liddell die from?

Brain tumours

How fast did Eric Liddell run?

Starting in the outside lane, Liddell sprinted out of the blocks and set such a blistering pace that two racers stumbled trying to keep up. He won the race in a record time of 47.6 seconds. A year after the Olympic Games, Liddell returned to China to do missionary work with his father.

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