Andrew Baddeley

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Andrew Baddeley
WAF 2007 1500m Andrew Baddeley.jpg
Andrew Baddeley (40)
Medal record
Men’s Athletics
Competitor for the  United Kingdom
Summer Universiade
Silver 2005 Izmir 1500 m

Andrew Baddeley (Andrew James "Andy" Baddeley; born 20 June 1982 in Barnes, London[1]) is an English middle distance runner. He is the British record holder in the 4x1500 metres relay with a time of 14:54.57.

Career[edit]

He finished sixth in the 1500 metres final at the 2006 European Athletics Championships in Gothenburg. He also competed at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, and has a silver medal from the 2005 Summer Universiade.

He finished second in the 1500 metres final at the European Cup in Athletics 2007 in Munich, with a time of 3:48.08 minutes.

At the Bislett Games on 15 June 2007, Andy ran 3.51.95 for the mile which took almost 5 seconds off his personal best and moved him to 12th spot on the UK all time ranking list. He won the Dream Mile at the 2008 Bislett Games taking another 2 seconds off his lifetime best. Andy is a member of Harrow Athletics Club and competes in the British Athletics League matches when available for domestic duty.[2] He won the short race at the Great Edinburgh International Cross Country in both 2008 and 2009.

He took part in the Beijing 2008 Olympics qualifying for the 1500m finals in which he finished in 9th place, the highest finished place for a British athlete since Michael East finished 6th in 2004 at the Athens Olympics.

He ran the 1500 metres at the 2009 World Championships but only managed to reach the semi-finals. A month after the Championships, he competed in the Fifth Avenue Mile and beat Bernard Lagat and Leonel Manzano among others to win the race.[3]

Going into the 2010 European Athletics Championships, he had the European leading time of 3:34.50 (via a fifth place finish at the British Grand Prix).[4] He failed to reach the podium in a tactical 1500 m final and he finished in sixth place behind the Spanish team in Barcelona.[5] He represented Europe at the 2010 IAAF Continental Cup and finished in fifth place, one spot behind European champion Arturo Casado.[6] He returned to defend his Fifth Avenue Mile title but managed only third place on the occasion, finishing behind Amine Laâlou and Bernard Lagat.[7]

On 11 August 2012 Andrew Baddeley became the holder of the UK parkrun record by completing the 5k multi-terrain course at the Bushy Park event in 13:48.

Personal life[edit]

Andy attended Calday Grange Grammar School, and then graduated from Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge with a double first in a Master's in Engineering.

Personal bests[edit]

Track Event Time Date Place
Outdoor 800 m 1:46.32 30 June 2007 Watford
1000 m 2:16.99 7 August 2007 Stockholm
1500 m 3:34.36+ 6 June 2008 Oslo
One mile 3:49.38 6 June 2008 Oslo
3000 m 7:32.74 17 February 2007 Sydney
5000 m 13:20.99 5 March 2009 Melbourne
parkrun (5000 m) 13:48.00 11 August 2012 Bushy Park, London
Indoor
800 m 1:48.67 11 February 2006 Sheffield
1500 m 3:37.50 28 January 2006 Glasgow
One mile 3:53.23 21 January 2006 New York City
3000 m 7:45.10 26 January 2006 Boston
  • All information taken from IAAF profile.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Team GB Athletic Athletes
  2. ^ Harrow Athletics Club
  3. ^ New York Road Runners (27 September 2009). Rowbury and Baddeley reign over Fifth Avenue. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-09-27.
  4. ^ Aviva British Grand Prix – Men's 1500m. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-09-28.
  5. ^ For Casado, the long wait is over. European Athletics (30 July 2010). Retrieved on 2010-09-28.
  6. ^ Arcoleo, Laura (4 September 2010). EVENT Report – Men's 1500 Metres. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-09-28.
  7. ^ Rowbury defends, Laalou breaks through at Fifth Avenue Mile. IAAF/NYRR (27 September 2010). Retrieved on 2010-09-27.
  8. ^ Andy Baddeley profile. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-07-29.

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