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. 19 April 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  2. ^ Desmond, John (22 September 2010). "Running in Cork, Ireland: Unveiling of plaque to John Hartnett - Ballyhooly - Fri 24th of Sept 2010". Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Hard sport for hardy people". 20 December 2009. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Lizzie Lee first in line for Rio selection". 8 January 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  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 31 July 2016.