Frank O'Mara

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Frank O'Mara (born 17 July 1960 in Limerick, graduated from St Munchin's College in 1977) is a retired Irish runner who specialized in the 1500 and 3000 metres. He became World Indoor Champion in 3000 m twice, but never achieved the same success on the outdoor track.

He ran collegiately for the University of Arkansas where he won the 1500 meter run at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 1983. O'mara continued to work for three years as an assistant coach for the University of Arkansas Track and Cross Country teams when the program won their first NCAA Triple Crown.

He is the former CEO of AWCC, a subsidiary of Atlantic Tele-Network which was acquired by AT&T in 2013.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Ireland
1985 European Indoor Championships Piraeus, Greece 4th 3000 m 8:11.11
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 8th 1500 m 3:42.90
1987 World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 1st 3000 m 8:03.32
World Championships Rome, Italy 9th 5000 m 13:32.04
1989 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 5th 3000 m 7:52.21
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 24th (h) 5000 m 13:59.44
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 1st 3000 m 7:41.14
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 13th 5000 m 13:58.75

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