The History of Leith

January 15, 2008

Eric Liddell


Eric Henry Liddell (January 16, 1902 – February 21, 1945, Chinese name 李愛銳, Li Airui) was a Scottish athlete and Rugby Union international and also the winner of the Men’s 400 metres at the Olympic Games of 1924 held in Paris. He then served as a Protestant Christian missionary to China. He was portrayed in the film Chariots of Fire. His surname is pronounced /ˈlɪdÉ™l/ and rhymes with fiddle. for more click here

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