Chris Rawlinson

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Christopher ("Chris") Lee Rawlinson (born: 19 May 1972 in Rotherham, England) is a track and field athlete who competes in the 400 metre hurdles.

He also appeared in the 1995 series of the popular TV series Gladiators.

After trying the pole vault, decathlon and 110 m hurdles in his early career Chris has found the gruelling 400 m hurdles to be his number one event.

A graduate of Loughborough University, Chris holds the world best of 34.48 seconds for the rarely run 300 m hurdles, which he set at Sheffield, England on 30 June 2002.[1]

In July 2004 he ranked third on the United Kingdom all-time list for the 400 m hurdles with a time of 48.14 seconds, set in 1999 at Zurich, Switzerland. In the build-up to the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, Chris was ranked number five in the world by the IAAF.

Rawlinson retired from competitive athletics at the end of 2005 at the age of 33.[2] He married Australian athlete Jana Pittman on 31 March 2006.

Major achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1997 Universiade Catania, Italy 3rd 4 x 400 m relay
World Championships Athens, Greece 5th (heats) 400 m hurdles
1999 Universiade Palma de Mallorca, Spain 2nd 4 x 400 m relay
2000 European Cup Gateshead, England 1st 400 m hurdles
2nd 4 x 400 m relay
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 6th (semis) 400 m hurdles
IAAF Grand Prix Final Doha, Qatar 6th 400 m hurdles
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 5th 400 m hurdles
2002 European Cup Annecy, France 3rd 400 m hurdles
Commonwealth Games Manchester, England 1st 400 m hurdles
1st 4 x 400 m relay
European Championships Munich, Germany 2nd (semis) 400 m hurdles
IAAF Grand Prix Final Paris, France 8th 400 m hurdles
IAAF World Cup Madrid, Spain 3rd 400 m hurdles
2003 European Cup Florence, Italy 1st 400 m hurdles
2nd 4 x 400 m relay
World Championships Paris, France 6th 400 m hurdles
4th 4 x 400 m relay
IAAF World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 8th 400 m hurdles
2004 European Cup Bydgoszcz, Poland 1st 400 m hurdles
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 8th (semis) 400 m hurdles
IAAF World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 8th 400 m hurdles
2005 European Cup Florence, Italy 6th 400 m hurdles
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 8th 400 m hurdles

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