First Name: Mike
Last Name: Carney
Sport: Track & Field
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: Original
Home Town: Halifax
County: Halifax County

Michael Carney was a great Nova Scotian runner. He was a keen athlete who engaged in calisthenics, gymnastics, running, boxing, jumping, and dashes. Over his long-spanning track career, he starred in many local and national meets, and compiled wins and records all across Canada.

He was a winner of the Montreal Marathon in the years prior to World War I. Michael ran mostly long-distance races, but in one Maritime championship meet he decided to try the 440-yard event. He surprised not only himself, but also the other runners, winning the race and establishing a Maritime record that had not been broken in over 30 years.

Carney graduated from both Dalhousie and McGill University, and starred on both track teams. He went on to Guy’s Hospital in London, England for advanced training, and became a medical doctor. Michael Carney is one of the Original Inductees into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame.


• Engaged in multiple diverse sports
• Compiled track wins and records all over Canada
• Winner of Montreal Marathon, pre-WW1
• Established 30 year long Maritime record for 440
• Ran for Dalhousie and Mcgill University