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Christopher William "Chris" Gitsham (15 October 1888 – 16 June 1956) was a South African athlete, who mainly competed in the men's marathon.

Christian Gitsham
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Christian Gitsham at the 1912 Olympics
Personal information
Born15 October 1888
Pietermaritzburg, Colony of Natal
Died16 June 1956 (aged 67)
SportLong-distance running

Gitsham competed for South Africa at the 1912 Summer Olympics held in Stockholm, Sweden where he won the silver medal in the men's marathon event.[1] He also competed in the marathon at the 1920 Summer Olympics, but did not finish.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Christian Gitsham Olympic Results". Retrieved 5 October 2012.