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Thomas "Tom" Christopher Buckner (born 16 April 1963) is an English former long-distance runner who finished fifth at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, British Columbia,Canada, and reached the semifinals in the Barcelona Olympics as well as winning the Amateur Athletic Association steeplechase on two occasions. He also represented Great Britain at the 1993 World Championships in Athletics. He ran the mile in 3.43 but this was downhill in Sheffield but did break the 4 minute barrier legally in Portsmouth running 3.58.8. He is the younger brother of Jack Buckner who was also an international athlete as was his sister Ruth. The brothers hold the record as the fastest brother milers ever in GB, 7th all time in the world. All 3 of the Buckners attended Worksop College, a public school located in North Nottinghamshire.

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