Colin Walker (runner)

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Colin Frederick Walker (born 29 October 1962) is an English former athlete who specialised in the 3000 metres steeplechase.[2]

Colin Walker
Personal information
Born (1962-10-29) 29 October 1962 (age 58)
Stockton-on-Tees, England, United Kingdom
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Weight61 kg (134 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)3000 m steeplechase
ClubGateshead Harriers
Medal record

Athletics careerEdit

Walker represented Great Britain at the 1992 Olympic Games, at the World Championships in 1991 and 1993, and won a bronze medal representing England at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand.[3][4][5]

Born in Stockton-on-Tees, Walker won the AAAs Championship title four times (1989, 1991–93) and the UK Championship title twice (1987, 1992).[6][7] His personal best in the event is 8:25.15, set when winning the AAAs Championships (incorporating the Olympic trial) in Birmingham in 1992.

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Great Britain /   England
1989 European Indoor Championships The Hague, Netherlands 16th (h) 3000 m 8:17.02
1990 Commonwealth Games Auckland, New Zealand 3rd 3000 m s'chase 8:26.50
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 16th (h) 3000 m s'chase 8:26.95
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 19th (h) 3000 m s'chase 8:30.69
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 17th (sf) 3000 m s'chase 8:34.82
World Cup Havana, Cuba 6th 3000 m s'chase 8:47.61
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 23rd (h) 3000 m s'chase 8:36.22
1994 Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada 4th 3000 m s'chase 8:27.78
World Cup London, United Kingdom 4th 3000 m s'chase 8:41.14
(#) Indicates overall position in qualifying heats (h) or semifinals (sf)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sports-Reference profile
  2. ^ Colin Walker at World Athletics
  3. ^ "1990 Athletes". Team England.
  4. ^ "England team in 1990". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  5. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  6. ^ "AAA Championships (Men)". GBR Athletics. Archived from the original on 16 September 2018. Retrieved 23 March 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "UK Championships". GBR Athletics. Archived from the original on 2 October 2018. Retrieved 23 March 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)