Eamonn Martin

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Eamonn Martin (born 9 October 1958 in Basildon, Essex) is a former elite long distance runner from England. The most recent British male winner of the London Marathon, he ran 2:10:50 to win the 1993 race in a sprint finish against the Mexican athlete Isidro Rico. That race was Martin’s debut marathon. He went on to win the Chicago Marathon in 1995 (2:11:18).

As a junior, Eamonn Martin won a national title at the English Schools Athletics Association Cross-Country Championships in 1973 ahead of runner-up Steve Ovett.[1] He went on to compete at the top level in track, cross country, and road racing. He won the 10,000 metres at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in a time of 28:08.56. He was the National Cross-Country Champion in 1984 and 1992, he won the Belfast International Cross Country race in 1991, and he is the current English Cross-Country team manager. Martin had disappointing races at the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics, finishing thirteenth in the 1984 Olympic 5000-metre final and dropping out of the 1988 Olympic 10,000-metre final (see, for example, "The Big Olympic Book" / Suuri Olympiateos, volumes 4 and 6, published in Finland in 1984 and 1988, respectively).

Martin currently works for MIRA Ltd.,[2] and formerly worked for Ford.[3] In 1993 his son, also called Eamonn Martin, was born.[3]


  • All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United Kingdom and  England
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 13th 5000m 13:34.62
1993 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 1st Marathon 2:10:50


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