Bruce William Deacon (born December 5, 1966 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is a former Canadianlong-distance runner, notably in the full marathon. Deacon competed in the marathon at the 1996 Summer Olympics and the 2000 Summer Olympics. Deacon was the first two-time winner and is currently the only three-time winner of the California International Marathon (in 1991, 1995, and 2001), as well as 8th, 6th, and 4th-place finishes in 1990, 1998, and 2002 respectively. At the 2002 event, he set a personal best with a time of 2:13:18. Deacon claimed the silver medal in the marathon at the 2003 Pan American Games. Now retired from competing internationally, Bruce works with the Canadian Olympic Committee in delivering education programs to Canadian schools.