Richard Nerurkar

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Richard David Nerurkar
Personal information
Born (1964-01-06) 6 January 1964 (age 50)
Wolverhampton, England
Sport
Country  United Kingdom
Club Bingley Harriers[1]

Richard David Nerurkar MBE (born 6 January 1964) is a former track and field athlete from Great Britain, competing in the long-distance running events.

Born in Wolverhampton, England, he moved to Bradford, where he attended Bradford Grammar School. He has a brother and sister.[2] He won the English national cross-country championship three times and twice finished in the top 20 in the World Cross-Country Championships. On the track, he finished fifth in the 10,000 metres in the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo, and 17th in the 10,000m final of the 1992 Olympics. He holds the British record for 10 miles of 46:02, set in October 1993. That year he moved up in distance to the marathon.

He won his debut marathon in Hamburg in a time of 2:12:57 and went on to win his second marathon, the World Cup Marathon in San Sebastián, in October 1993. His other marathons included a fifth place in the 1996 Olympics and a personal best time of 2:08:36 in the 1997 London Marathon where he also finished in fifth place. His time was the third fastest of all time by a British athlete.

He is general manager of the Great Ethiopian Run event hosted yearly in Addis Ababa, an event he started in 2001 with Ethiopian long-distance runner Haile Gebreselassie.[3] Nerurkar is author of the book Marathon Running: From Beginning to Elite.(ISBN 978-0713668308) He was previously a language teacher at Marlborough College, between 1989 and 1991.[4] He was awarded the MBE in 2002.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  United Kingdom
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 5th 10k 27:57.14
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 17th 10k 28:48.48
1993 Hamburg Marathon Hamburg, Germany 1st Marathon 2:10:57
1993 World Cup Marathon San Sebastián 1st Marathon
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 4th Marathon 2:11:56
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 7th Marathon 2:15:47
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 5th Marathon 2:13:39
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 8th Marathon 2:14:02

Personal bests[edit]

Distance Mark Date Location
10,000 metres 27:40.03 1993 Oslo
Marathon 2:08:36 1997 London

References[edit]