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Alberto Juantorena (born 3 December 1950) is a Cuban former runner.
The Amateur Athletic Association of England or AAA (pronounced 'three As') is the oldest national governing body for athletics in the world, having been established on 24 April 1880.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.
These are the official results of the Men's 800 metres event at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.
These are the official results of the Men's 1,500m metres event at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Soviet Union.
These are the official results of the Men's 800 metres event at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Soviet Union.
Athletics is one of several sports contested at the quadrennial Commonwealth Games competition.
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.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
The BBC Sports Personality of the Year is an awards ceremony that takes place annually in December.
Brighton is a seaside resort on the south coast of England which is part of the city of Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, 47 miles (75 km) south of London.
The British people, or the Britons, are the citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the British Overseas Territories, and the Crown dependencies.
Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchi (large and medium-sized airways) in the lungs.
Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Société Radio-Canada), branded as CBC/Radio-Canada, is a Canadian federal Crown corporation that serves as the national public broadcaster for both radio and television.
The Commonwealth Games are an international multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations.
The National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace in south London, England is a large sports centre and athletics stadium.
Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a country comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos.
Cycling Weekly is a British cycling magazine.
David Robert Moorcroft OBE (born 10 April 1953) is a former middle-distance and long-distance runner from England, and former world record holder for 5,000 metres.
Eamonn Christopher Coghlan (born 21 November 1952) is a former track and field athlete who specialised in middle distance track events and the 5,000 metres.
East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic (GDR; Deutsche Demokratische Republik, DDR), existed from 1949 to 1990 and covers the period when the eastern portion of Germany existed as a state that was part of the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War period.
Edinburgh (Dùn Èideann; Edinburgh) is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.
The English are a nation and an ethnic group native to England who speak the English language. The English identity is of early medieval origin, when they were known in Old English as the Angelcynn ("family of the Angles"). Their ethnonym is derived from the Angles, one of the Germanic peoples who migrated to Great Britain around the 5th century AD. England is one of the countries of the United Kingdom, and the majority of people living there are British citizens. Historically, the English population is descended from several peoples the earlier Celtic Britons (or Brythons) and the Germanic tribes that settled in Britain following the withdrawal of the Romans, including Angles, Saxons, Jutes and Frisians. Collectively known as the Anglo-Saxons, they founded what was to become England (from the Old English Englaland) along with the later Danes, Anglo-Normans and other groups. In the Acts of Union 1707, the Kingdom of England was succeeded by the Kingdom of Great Britain. Over the years, English customs and identity have become fairly closely aligned with British customs and identity in general. Today many English people have recent forebears from other parts of the United Kingdom, while some are also descended from more recent immigrants from other European countries and from the Commonwealth. The English people are the source of the English language, the Westminster system, the common law system and numerous major sports such as cricket, football, rugby union, rugby league and tennis. These and other English cultural characteristics have spread worldwide, in part as a result of the former British Empire.
The European Athletics Championships is a biennial (from 2010) athletics event organised by the European Athletics Association.
A gold medal is a medal awarded for highest achievement in a non-military field.
Gothenburg (abbreviated Gbg; Göteborg) is the second-largest city in Sweden and the fifth-largest in the Nordic countries.
A half marathon is a road running event of 21.0975 km (13 mi 192½ yd)—half the distance of a marathon.
Helsinki (or;; Helsingfors) is the capital city and most populous municipality of Finland.
Henry Rono (born 12 February 1952 in Kapsabet) is a Kenyan retired track and field athlete who specialised in various long-distance running events.
The IAAF Continental Cup (formerly known as the IAAF World Cup or the Athletics World Cup) is an international athletics competition which comprises track and field events.
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is the international governing body for the sport of athletics.
Ireland (Éire; Ulster-Scots: Airlann) is an island in the North Atlantic.
Jack Richard Buckner (born 22 September 1961) was one of the many British athletes of the mid 1980s who dominated track and field.
Jürgen Straub (born November 3, 1953 in Weitersroda) is a former East German middle distance runner who specialized in the 1500 metres.
Joaquim Carvalho Cruz (born March 12, 1963) is a former Brazilian middle-distance runner, winner of the 800 meters at the 1984 Summer Olympics.
Sir John George Walker, (born 12 January 1952) is a former middle-distance runner from New Zealand who won the 1500 m event at the 1976 Olympics.
World records in athletics are ratified by the International Association of Athletics Federations.
Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.
A luge is a small one- or two-person sled on which one sleds supine (face up) and feet-first.
Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania.
The following table shows the European record progression in the men's 1500 metres, as ratified by the EAA.
Middle-distance running events are track races longer than sprints, up to 3000 metres.
The mile is an English unit of length of linear measure equal to 5,280 feet, or 1,760 yards, and standardised as exactly 1,609.344 metres by international agreement in 1959.
The mile run (1,760 yards or exactly 1,609.344 metres) is a middle-distance foot race.
The world record in the mile run is the best mark set by a male or female runner in the middle-distance track and field event.
Montreal (officially Montréal) is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada.
Moscow (a) is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with 13.2 million residents within the city limits and 17.1 million within the urban area.
Olaf Beyer (born August 4, 1957 in Grimma) was an East German 800 metres runner.
The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (Jeux olympiques) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions.
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.
Oslo (rarely) is the capital and most populous city of Norway.
A pacemaker or pacesetter, sometimes informally called a rabbit, is a runner who leads a middle- or long distance running event for the first section to ensure a fast time and avoid excessive tactical racing.
Peter Webster is an English artist and sculptor, best known for his sculpture of the British athlete Steve Ovett, which was exhibited in Preston Park, Brighton, before its theft.
Preston Park is a park near Preston Village in the city of Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, England.
Rieti (Reate, Sabino: Riete) is a city and comune in Lazio, central Italy, with a population of 47,700.
Rome (Roma; Roma) is the capital city of Italy and a special comune (named Comune di Roma Capitale).
Ronald James (Ron) Pickering OBE (4 May 1930 – 13 February 1991), was an athletics coach and BBC sports commentator.
Sebastian Newbold Coe, Baron Coe, (born 29 September 1956), often referred to as Seb Coe or Lord Coe, is a British politician and former track and field athlete.
A silver medal in sports and other similar areas involving competition is a medal made of, or plated with, silver awarded to the second-place finisher, or runner-up, of contests or competitions such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc.
Athletics is a collection of sporting events that involve competitive running, jumping, throwing, and walking.
Stephen "Steve" Cram CBE (born 14 October 1960) is a British retired track and field athlete.
Sussex, from the Old English Sūþsēaxe (South Saxons), is a historic county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex.
Sydney Maree (born 9 September 1956) is a former middle distance runner who competed at the international level in the 1980s.
Television (TV) is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome (black and white), or in colour, and in two or three dimensions and sound.
Thomas Wessinghage (born 22 February 1952 in Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German former middle- and long-distance runner who won the 1982 European Championships' final over 5000 metres beating the British world-record holder David Moorcroft.
Thomas Joseph Byers, Jr. (born 1956) is a former professional distance runner and current businessman.
Toronto is the capital city of the province of Ontario and the largest city in Canada by population, with 2,731,571 residents in 2016.
Track & Field News is an American monthly sports magazine founded in 1948 by brothers Bert Nelson and Cordner Nelson, focused on the world of track and field.
Track and field is a sport which includes athletic contests established on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing.
The 2 mile (10,560 feet or exactly 3,218.688 metres) is a historic running distance.
The University of Oregon (also referred to as UO, U of O or Oregon) is a public flagship research university in Eugene, Oregon.
Sarah Virginia Wade, (born 10 July 1945) is a former professional tennis player from Great Britain.
Welwyn Garden City is a town in Hertfordshire, England.
West Germany is the common English name for the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG; Bundesrepublik Deutschland, BRD) in the period between its creation on 23 May 1949 and German reunification on 3 October 1990.
A world record is usually the best global performance ever recorded and officially verified in a specific skill or sport.
The 1000 metres is an uncommon Middle-distance running event in track and field competitions.
The 1500 metres or 1,500-metre run (typically pronounced 'fifteen-hundred metres') is the foremost middle distance track event in athletics.
The 1500-metre run became a standard racing distance in Europe in the late 19th century, perhaps as a metric version of the mile, a popular running distance since at least the 1850s in English-speaking countries.
The 11th European Athletics Championships of 1974 were held from 2 September to 8 September in Italy, at Rome's Stadio Olimpico.
The men's 800 metres at the 1974 European Athletics Championships was held in Roma, Italy, at Stadio Olimpico on 2, 3, and 4 September 1974.
The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially called the Games of the XXI Olympiad (French: Les XXIes olympiques d'été), was an international multi-sport event in Montreal, Quebec, in 1976, and the first Olympic Games held in Canada.
The 1st IAAF World Cup in Athletics was an international track and field sporting event sponsored by the International Association of Athletics Federations, held on September 2–4, 1977, at the Rheinstadion in Düsseldorf, West Germany.
The 12th European Athletics Championships were held from 29 August to 3 September 1978 in the Stadion Evžena Rošického in Prague, the capital city of Czechoslovakia (present-day Czech Republic).
These are the official results of the Men's 1,500 metres event at the 1978 European Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
These are the official results of the Men's 800 metres event at the 1978 European Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad (r), was an international multi-sport event held in Moscow, Soviet Union, in present-day Russia.
The 3rd IAAF World Cup in Athletics was an international track and field sporting event sponsored by the International Association of Athletics Federations, held on September 4–6, 1981, at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy.
The inaugural World Championships in Athletics were run under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations and were held at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki, Finland between 7 and 14 August 1983.
The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event that was held from July 28 to August 12, 1984, in Los Angeles (LA), California, United States.
The 1986 Commonwealth Games (Scottish Gaelic: Geamannan a 'Cho-fhlaitheis 1986) were held in Edinburgh, Scotland, between 24 July and 2 August 1986.
The 2nd World Championships in Athletics under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations were held in the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy between August 28 and September 6, 1987.
These are the official results of the Men's 5,000 metres event at the 1987 IAAF World Championships in Rome, Italy.
The 1988 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad (Korean), were an international multi-sport event celebrated from 17 September to 2 October 1988 in Seoul, South Korea.
The 1988 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XV Olympic Winter Games (Les XVes Jeux olympiques d'hiver), was a Winter Olympics multi-sport event celebrated in and around Calgary, Alberta, Canada, between February 13 and 28, 1988 and were the first Winter Olympics to be held over a whole two week period.
The 1992 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVI Olympic Winter Games (Les XVIes Jeux olympiques d'hiver), were a winter multi-sport event celebrated from 8 to 23 February 1992 in Albertville, France.
The 2006 Commonwealth Games, officially the XVIII Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Melbourne 2006, were an international multi-sport event for members of the Commonwealth that were held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia between 15 and 26 March 2006.
The 3000 metres or 3000-meter run is a track running event, also commonly known as the 3K or 3K run, where 7.5 laps are completed around an outdoor 400 m track or 15 laps around a 200 m indoor track.
The 400 metres, or 400 metre dash, is a sprinting event in track and field competitions.
The 5000 metres or 5000-meter run (approximately 3.1 mi or 16,404 ft) is a common long-distance running event in track and field.
The 800 metres, or 800 meters (US spelling), is a common track running event.