Barry Watson (athlete)

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Barrington ("Barry") Watson (born 13 February 1944) is a former Great British Olympian and long-distance runner.[1] He came 45th in the marathon in the 1976 Summer Olympics.[2] In 1977, he came second behind Steve Ovett in the first Dartford half marathon.[3]

In 2005, he helped to establish the Somme Poppy Marathon.[4] He was born in Poole, Dorset, England.[2]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  United Kingdom
1976 Olympic Games Montréal, Canada 45th Marathon 2:28:32


  1. ^ "Barrington Watson". British Olympic Association. Retrieved 2008-11-04. 
  2. ^ a b "Barry Watson". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2008-11-04. 
  3. ^ "RW Race Report - Dartford Half-Marathon". Runners World. Archived from the original on 2007-10-23. Retrieved 2008-11-04. 
  4. ^ "Marathon effort for fallen heroes". The Northern Echo. Archived from the original on 2012-10-09. Retrieved 2012-03-28.