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James Alford (b. Cardiff, Wales) was a Welsh track Athlete. In 1938 Alford won the 880 yards Empire Games gold medal in Sydney, becoming the first athlete in a Welsh vest to strike gold in the Empire Games. He was also a member of the British 4 x 1500 metre team that broke the world record. At home he won 11 Welsh titles in disciplines ranging from the 440 yards to cross country. He became first National Coach for Athletics in Wales in 1948.

A member of the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame.

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