Ian Hamer (athlete)

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Ian Hamer
Personal information
Born (1965-07-18) 18 July 1965 (age 55)
Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight9 st 8 lb (61 kg)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 5000 metres
Club Swansea Harriers
Coached by Mark Rowland (1992)

Ian Hamer (born 18 July 1965 in Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales) is a British former long-distance runner. [1] He competed in the 1992 Summer Olympics. [2] He was the bronze medallist in the 5000 metres at the 1990 Commonwealth Games.


International competitions

Representing Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain and Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
1990 Commonwealth Games Auckland, New Zealand 9th1500 m 3:46.23
3rd5000 m 13:25.63
European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom 7th3000 m 7:58.15
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 12th5000 m 13:32.61
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 13th (h)5000 m 13:54.49
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 19th (h)5000 m 13:40.20
World Cup Havana, Cuba 4th10,000 m 29:14.05

Personal bests



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  1. Ian Hamer at World Athletics
  2. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Ian Hamer". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2015.