Jerry Kiernan

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Jeremiah ("Jerry") Kiernan (born May 31, 1953 in Listowel) is a former long-distance runner from Ireland.


He represented his native country at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, where he finished in ninth place in the men's marathon. His team mate John Treacy claimed silver in the same race. Kiernan twice won the Dublin Marathon: 1982 and 1992. A former Irish record holder over 3000 metres, Kiernan was also a sub-four-minute mile runner.

Kiernan is a supporter of Shamrock Rovers and member of FC Barcelona and speaks almost fluent Italian. He retired from teaching at St. Brigid's Boys School, Foxrock, in June 2013 where he was a teacher for approximately 40 years. He lives in Rathgar, Dublin 6.

He is part of RTÉ's athletics television coverage.[1]


  • All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Ireland
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 9th 2:12:20

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Burns, Padraig (8 August 2011). "Plaudits for RTÉ’s athleticism". Connaught Telegraph. Retrieved 8 August 2011.