Guy Montagu Butler
(August 25, 1899 – February 22, 1981) was a British athlete
, winner of gold medal in 4x400 m relay
at the 1920 Summer Olympics
Born in Harrow, London and went to the local Harrow School, with four Olympic medals Guy Butler shares the British record for athletics with Sebastian Coe.
At the Antwerp Olympics in 1920, Butler won the silver medal in the individual 400 m and anchored the British 4x400 relay team to a gold medal in 3:22.2.
At the 1924 Summer Olympics, Butler won bronze in the 400 m and again anchored the British 4x400 m relay team, this time winning bronze in 3:17.4. In his final Olympics in 1928 he reached the quarterfinal of the 200 m.
Butler also won the British AAA championships in in 1919 and in in 1926. He also ran the world record of 30.6 in 1926.
After his athletics career, Butler was a schoolmaster, then an athletics journalist and was a pioneer of filming athletes in action.
Guy Butler died in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, aged 80.