Donald Walsh (athlete)

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Donald Walsh (born 27 March 1948) is a retired Irish Marathon runner and coach.

Track career[edit]

Walsh attended Villanova University.[1] He also competed at the 1972 Olympics.[2]

Cross country career[edit]

He earned a team silver at the 1979 IAAF World Cross Country Championships and competed in the event nine times.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

He is the coach of Lizzie Lee.[4] He has also advised Sonia O'Sullivan.[5]


  1. ^ "King of the road". Irish Examiner. 2014-04-19. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  2. ^ Desmond, John (2010-09-22). "Running in Cork, Ireland: Unveiling of plaque to John Hartnett - Ballyhooly - Fri 24th of Sept 2010". Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  3. ^ "Hard sport for hardy people". 2009-12-20. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  4. ^ "Lizzie Lee first in line for Rio selection". 2016-01-08. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  5. ^ Mike Rowbottom. "Athletics: O'Sullivan gaining pace in chase of Chinese puzzle: Life on the run as Ireland's second-favourite daughter moves into middle-distance overdrive. Mike Rowbottom reports | Sport". The Independent. Retrieved 2016-07-31.