Gareth Warburton

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Warburton at 2012 Bislett Games

Gareth Warburton (born 23 April 1983 in Beverley) is a Welsh middle distance runner. He specializes in the 800 metres. Warburton finished fourth in the 800m at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. He has represented Great Britain on numerous occasions. He was also a member of the Great Britain team at the London Olympics in 2012. He was selected as part of the Welsh squad for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, however he was suspended shortly before the start of the Games after he was charged with a violation of anti-doping rules.[1] In January 2015 UK Anti-Doping accepted that his positive test was due to taking a contaminated supplement and that he had not knowingly cheated, and gave him a six-month suspension, which was covered by the time he had been suspended since the Commonwealth Games.[2]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  United Kingdom
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:09.53 s
European U23 Championships Erfurt, Germany 20th (h) 400m 47.34
2nd[3] 4 × 400 m relay 3:05.51
2011 European Team Championships Stockholm, Sweden 3rd 800 m 1:46.95 s
Representing  Wales
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 5th (h) 400 m 47.31 s
2010 Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 4th 800 m 1:48.59 s
6th 4 × 400 m relay 3:06.91 s


  1. ^ "Wales' Gareth Warburton to miss Glasgow 2014 after doping charge". 16 July 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Rhys Williams and Gareth Warburton 'have served drug bans'". 17 January 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Competed only in the heat.