Rob Harrison (runner)

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Rob Harrison
Personal information
Born (1959-06-05) 5 June 1959 (age 61)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 800 m, 1500 m

Robert Neil Harrison (born 5 June 1959) is a male English former middle-distance runner. [1]


Athletics career

Harrison is best known for winning the gold medal in the 800 metres at the 1985 European Indoor Championships. He represented England in the 1500 metres event, at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland. [2] [3] [4]

International competitions

Representing Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain and Flag of England.svg  England
1985 European Indoor Championships Piraeus, Greece 1st800 m 1:49.09
1986 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 11th (h)1500 m 3:48.95
Commonwealth Games Edinburgh, United Kingdom 4th1500 m 3:54.44
1987 Universiade Zagreb, Yugoslavia 2nd1500 m 3:45.13
1990 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom 8th1500 m 3:53.29

Personal bests



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  2. "1986 Athletes". Team England.
  3. "England team in 1986". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  4. "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.