Greatest British distance runners

A list of the greatest British distance runners.

These are the greatest British distance and middle distance runners from 1500m to the marathon.

Mo_FarahMo Farah

2014 World champion – gold at 5000 m and 10,000m

2012 – Olympic champion – Gold at 5000, and 10,000,

2011 – World Championship Gold at 5,000. Silver in 10,000m

Holds British record at 1500m, 5000m, 10,000m and half marathon.

Sebastian Coe

1980 – Olympic Gold medal 1500m

1984 – Olympic Gold medal 1500m

1980, 1984 – Olympic Silver 800m

1981 world record at 800m (1:41.73) wasn’t unbroken until 1997

Steve Ovett

1980 – Olympic Gold – 800m

1980 – Olympic Bronze – 1500m

1978 – European championships – Gold at 1500m

Paula Radcliffe

2003 – Marathon world record time of 2:15:25

2005 – World Championships – Gold at the marathon

2001+02 – World Cross country champs – Gold at long race

Steve Cram

1984 – Olympic – Silver in 1500m

1985 – World records at 1500m, mile and 2000m

1983 – World championship – Gold at 1500m

1982+1986 European champion – Gold at 1500m

Liz McColgan

1991 – World Championships – Gold, 10,000m

1988 – Olympics – Silver 10,000,

1986/90 – Commonwealth Games – Gold, 10,000m

Kelly Holmes

2004 Olympics – Gold at 800 and 1500m

2000 Olympics – Bronze at 800m

1995 World Championships – Silver at 1500m

2003 World Championships – Silver at 800m

Roger Bannister

6 May 1954 – First sub 4-minute mile.

1954 Commonwealth games – Gold at 1 mile

1954 European Championship – Gold at 1500m

Brendan Foster

1976 – Olympic games – Bronze at 10,000m

1974 – European championship – Gold at 5000m

1978 – Commonwealth games – Gold at 10,000m

Ron Hill

1969 – European Championships – Gold at the marathon

1970 – Commonwealth Games – Gold at the marathon

1970 – 2nd man to run inside 2:10 for the marathon

David Moorcroft

1982 – World record (13:00.41) at 5,000m

1978, Commonwealth Games – Gold, 1500m

1982 Commonwealth games – Gold at 5,000m

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