Graham Hood

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Graham Hood
Personal information
Born 1972

Graham Hood (born April 2, 1972 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a retired track and field athlete from Canada, who competed in the middle distance events.

Hood represented his native country at two consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1992. He won the gold medal in the men's 1.500 metres at the 1999 Pan American Games in his native Winnipeg.

Hood ran collegiately for the college track powerhouse Arkansas Razorbacks where he was named most outstanding performer among college men at the 1994 Penn Relays.[1]

Hood grew up in Burlington, Ontario with his parents and younger sister. He attended Nelson High School, began competitive running with Burlington Track and Field Club and played rep soccer for many years as a youth.

Hood qualified to race in the 2017 IRONMAN Triathlon World Championship, October 14 in Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i. He will race with bib number 992.[2]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Canada
1989 Pan American Junior Championships Santa Fe, Argentina 2nd 800 m 1:51.98
1990 World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 15th 1500 m 3:50.72
1991 Pan American Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 3rd 800 m 1:49.79
1st 1500 m 3:52.48
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 9th 1500 m 3:42.55
1994 Commonwealth Games Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 10th 1500 m 3:41.23
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 1500 m DNF
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 11th 1500 m 3:45.03
World Championships Athens, Greece 7th 1500 m 3:37.55
1999 Pan American Games Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 1st 1500 m 3:41.20
World Championships Seville, Spain 10th 1500 m 3:35.35
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 16th (sf) 1500 m 3:40.52
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 5th 1500 m 3:38.08
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 25th (h) 1500 m 3:50.86