First Name: Leigh
Last Name: Miller
Sport: Track & Field
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: Original
Home Town: Elmsdale
County: Halifax County

Leigh Miller was born on August 17, 1905, in Elmsdale, Nova Scotia. He was, at one time, the world’s fastest human being. From 1925 until 1931, Miller was the Maritime Sprint Champion. (He held the Ontario Sprint Champion title at the same time.) In August 1928, he was the world record-setter for the 100-yard dash.

By 1930, Miller had become the North American Sprint Champion. Miller was also a member of Canada’s 1930 British Empire Games track team, winning a gold medal in the relay. He was the British Empire Games President’s Medal world-record holder in the 100-yard dash, the 100-meter dash, the 60-meter dash, and the 60-meter indoor events.

Among his other accomplishments, he also held the National Indoor 40-yard record and was the recipient of the Dalhousie Award twice. After retiring from competitive running, Miller began his career as a track coach. He coached for 23 years, first as the head coach for Canada’s British Empire Games Track Team, and later as a coach in Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax. Leigh Miller is an Original Sport Hall of Fame Inductee.


• World’s fastest human being at one time
• Maritime and Ontario Sprint Champion, 1925-1931
• 100-yard dash world record setter
• 1930 North American Sprint Champion
• Member of 1930 British Empire Games track team
• Gold medal team member of British Empire Games
• President’s Medal for 100-yard and 100-metre dash
• President’s Medal for 60-yard and 60-metre dash
• Held indoor 40-yard record holder
• 2 time recipient of the Dalhousie Award
• Successful track coach for 23 years