Bruce Deacon

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Bruce William Deacon (born December 5, 1966 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is a former Canadian long-distance runner, notably in the full marathon. Deacon competed in the marathon at the 1996 Summer Olympics and the 2000 Summer Olympics. Deacon was the first two-time winner and is currently the only three-time winner of the California International Marathon (in 1991, 1995, and 2001), as well as 8th, 6th, and 4th place finishes in 1990, 1998, and 2002 respectively. At the 2002 event, he set a personal best with a time of 2:13:18.[1] Deacon claimed the silver medal in the marathon at the 2003 Pan American Games. Now retired from competing internationally, Bruce works with the Canadian Olympic Committee in delivering education programs to Canadian schools.[2]

Achievements[edit]

  • All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise.
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Canada
1991 California International Marathon California State Capitol, United States 1st 2:15:16
1995 California International Marathon California State Capitol, United States 1st 2:13:59
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 11th 2:16:58
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 39th 2:19:56
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 16th 2:20:29
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 27th 2:20:25
2000 National Capital Marathon Ottawa, Canada 1st 2:17:12.5
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 44th 2:21:38
2001 California International Marathon California State Capitol, United States 1st 2:22:12
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 46th 2:30:22
2002 California International Marathon California State Capitol, United States 4th 2:13:18

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hat Trick by Bruce Deacon at the California International Marathon
  2. ^ An Interview with Canadian Marathon Legend Bruce Deacon

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