Tim Prendergast during 2013 London Marathon
|Competitor for New Zealand|
|Gold||2004 Athens||800 metres - T13|
|Silver||2000 Sydney||800 metres - T13|
|Silver||2000 Sydney||1500 metres - T13|
Prendergast has competed in four Paralympics 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. Each time he has competed in the 800m and 1500m, and in 2008 he also competed in the 5000m. He won silver in both his events in 2000 and gold in the 800m in 2004. Has lived in London for five years. Tim Prendergast is married and has a two month old son (May 2013).
Tim Pendergast blindness started when he was 8 and was a dot on his eye which increased in size until he had only 5% of his vision.
Tim Pendergast is 34 years old Born in New Zealand.
Tim Prendergast visits schools to talk about how he became blind and how he was determined to win a Gold medal. He visited Roseacre Junior School, Bearsted, Kent, UK on 25th November 2013 to open the school's new playground. He talked about his extremely light training shoes. He is the most inspirational person Friern Barnet School has ever had the pleasure to introduce to its students.