Brian Kilby

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Brian Kilby
Personal information
Nationality  England
 Great Britain
Born (1938-02-26) 26 February 1938 (age 79)
Coventry, England
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 57 kg (126 lb)
Sport Running
Event(s) Men's marathon

Brian Leonard Kilby (born 26 February 1938 in Coventry, England) is a retired marathon runner from Great Britain, whose best year was 1962. He then won the gold medal in the men's marathon at the European Championships and at the 1962 Commonwealth Games.[1] In 1963, he ran his best time, 2:14:43.[2] He represented Great Britain a year later, at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, where he finished fourth in the men's marathon in 2:17:02.4, just 43.2 seconds behind then-reigning world record holder Basil Heatley, who took second place.[2][3] He also represented Great Britain at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy, where he finished 29th in the men's marathon.[2]


  1. ^ "Brian Kilby - 1962 Eurp & Commonwealth Marathon Champion (result) - Great Britain". Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Biography at Sports Reference, SR: Olympic Sports. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  3. ^ The Olympic Marathon, Human Kinetics, David E. Martin, Roger W. H. Gynn, 2000. Retrieved January 10, 2018.