Brampton High School and Toronto Olympic Club track star Jim Irons won 13 Ontario and Canadian championships at distances between 1,500 and 10,000 metres during a 14year career between 1958 and 1972.
Jim represented Canada in the 1962 British Empire Games in Perth, Australia, and was a Canadian team member at the Pan American Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1963.
Irons was undefeated as a Canadian juvenile and junior in distances from a halfmile to two miles. He held Canadian indoor and outdoor mile records for juvenile, junior and senior categories. Jim set a United States schoolboy world record in the indoor mile at Madison Square Gardens.
He clocked his best outdoor mile time at Varsity Stadium in 1963 in 4:01. His best indoor mile of 4:04 was posted at a St. Louis Invitational track meet in 1964.
Inducted November 20, 1985