Tim Berrett

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Tim Berrett
Personal information
Full nameTimothy "Tim" Berrett
Born (1965-01-23) January 23, 1965 (age 58)
Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, United Kingdom
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
CountryFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Racewalking
Updated on 27 July 2013.

Timothy Berrett (born January 23, 1965 in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, United Kingdom) is a male race walker. He came to Canada in 1987. [1] A resident of Edmonton, Alberta, he represented Canada in five consecutive Summer Olympics starting in 1992 (Barcelona, Spain). He competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics at the 50 km walk event, finishing in 38th place with a time of 4:08:08. He was born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, United Kingdom.


Berrett completed his Ph.D. degree at the University of Alberta, having completed master's degrees in economics and public administration at Queen's University and his undergraduate studies at the Brasenose College, Oxford. [2]

In 2007 at Osaka, he competed in his ninth IAAF Athletics World Championships, a world record for a male track and field athlete, [3] equaled by Spanish race-walker Jesús Ángel García and Jamaican hurdler Danny McFarlane in the 2009 World Championships in Athletics (Berlin). [4]

Berrett is married to former field hockey international Tara Croxford, who also competed at the Barcelona Games for her native country.

Personal bests


Representing Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
1990 Pan American Race Walking Cup Xalapa, México 14th20 km1:33:19
1991 World Race Walking Cup San Jose, United States 22nd20 km
50 kmDNF
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 14th 20 km 1:28:25
50 km DSQ
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 4th5,000 m
World Race Walking Cup Monterrey, Mexico 5th50 km3:55:12
1994 Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada 2nd 30 km 2:08:22
1995 World Race Walking Cup Beijing, PR China 50 kmDSQ
1997 World Race Walking Cup Poděbrady, Czech Republic 20 kmDSQ
1999 World Race Walking Cup Mézidon-Canon, France 47th20 km
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 26th 20 km
50 km DSQ
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 3rd 50 km 4:04:25
2003 World Championships Paris, France 19th 50 km
2004 World Race Walking Cup Naumburg, Germany 64th20 km
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 31st 50 km
2006 World Race Walking Cup A Coruña, Spain 39th50 km
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 19th 50 km 4:06:47

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  1. Timothy Berrett, Canadian Olympic Committee , retrieved July 27, 2013
  2. "Oxonian Olympians". University of Oxford. Archived from the original on September 20, 2012. Retrieved August 15, 2012.
  3. Race-walker Berrett takes ninth world championships in stride Archived 2012-11-09 at the Wayback Machine (canada.com, August 31, 2007)
  4. García Bragado, bronce en 50 km marcha y récord de participación en Mundiales (in Spanish; LA VANGUARDIA, 21/08/2009)