Michael Arthur Rawson (26 May 1934 – 26 October 2000) was a track and field athlete.
|Representing Great Britain|
|1958 Stockholm||800 metres|
|1958 Cardiff||880 yards|
He represented Great Britain in the men's 800 metres at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. He won the gold medal in that event, two years later at the 1958 European Championships in Stockholm, Sweden. He represented England and won a bronze medal in the 880 yards at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, Wales.
He represented Birchfield Harriers and on his retirement from the sport spent many years coaching at Birchfield and working as an athletics reporter for the BBC and local newspapers.
Rawson worked for the British Olympic Association at a number of Olympic Games.
He died after a short illness on 26 October 2000 in Birmingham.
- Mike Rawson at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archived)
- Profile at Sporting Heroes
- Profile at TOPS in athletics