Kris McCarthy

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Kris McCarthy
Personal information
Nationality Australian
Born (1979-10-15) 15 October 1979 (age 38)
Mildura, Victoria
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) [1]
Weight 80 kg (180 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 800 metres
Club Glenhuntly Athletics Club

Kristopher James "Kris" McCarthy (born 15 October 1979 in Mildura [1] ) is a retired Australian middle-distance runner who specialised in the 800 metres. [2] He represented his country at the 2000 Summer Olympics without reaching the semifinals. He won the bronze medal in the event at the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

Mildura City in Victoria, Australia

Mildura is a regional city in north-west Victoria, Australia. Located on the Victorian side of the Murray River, Mildura had a population of 33,444 in 2016. When nearby Wentworth, Irymple, Nichols Point and Merbein are included, the area had an estimated urban population of 50,998 at June 2016. It is the largest settlement in the Sunraysia region. Mildura is a major horticultural centre notable for its grape production, supplying 80% of Victoria's grapes. Many wineries also source grapes from Mildura.

Australia Country in Oceania

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

Middle-distance running events are track races longer than sprints, up to 3000 metres. The standard middle distances are the 800 metres, 1500 metres and mile run, although the 3000 metres may also be classified as a middle-distance event. The 1500 m came about as a result of running ​3 34 laps of a 400 m outdoor track or ​7 12 laps of a 200 m indoor track, which were commonplace in continental Europe in the 20th century.

He has personal bests of 1:45.57 minutes in the 800 metres (Melbourne 2000) and 3:47.7 minutes in the 1500 metres (Melbourne 2003).

1500 metres foremost middle distance track event in athletics

The 1500 metres or 1,500-metre run is the foremost middle distance track event in athletics. The distance has been contested at the Summer Olympics since 1896 and the World Championships in Athletics since 1983. It is equivalent to 1.5 kilometers or approximately ​1516 miles.

In 2017 he decided to play AFL Masters and won the Carrum Cowboys Masters Best & Fairest Award in his maiden year beating the unlucky Reynolds brothers who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.


Competition record

YearCompetitionVenuePositionEventNotes
Representing Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 46th (h)800 m 1:48.92
2001 Universiade Beijing, China 5th800 m 1:46.15
7th (h)4 × 400 m relay 3:08.19
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 3rd800 m 1:46.79
4th (h)4 × 400 m relay 3:04.39
2003 World Championships Paris, France 20th (sf)800 m 1:47.64

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