Hugh Jones (athlete)
Robin Evan Hugh Jones (born 1 November 1955, in London) is a retired British long distance runner. He attended Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith, where he began competing in long distance running both for the school and for Ranelagh Harriers, and the University of Liverpool.
In 1982 Jones became the first British man to win the London Marathon, finishing in a time of 2:09:24. Two years later he finished 12th in the men's marathon of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles with a time of 2:13:57. In 1983 he finished a close second to Joseph Nzau in the Chicago Marathon. In 1983 Hugh Jones won the Stockholm Marathon with a time of 2:11:37. He won it again in 1992 (2.15.58) was second in 1993 (2.17.29) and seventh in 1994 (2.18.20). His personal best is 2:09:24, set in London 1982.
Jones became the Secretary of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) in July 1996, succeeding Andy Galloway. Jones currently holds this position as well as the editorship of AIMS' Distance Running magazine which he started in 2000. Jones was president of the Road Runners Club from 2007-11.
Jones lives in London with his wife, Cheryl, his son, Nathan, and his three daughters, Holly, Coral and Ella.
|1981||Oslo Marathon||Oslo, Norway||1st||Marathon||2:13:06|
|New York City Marathon||New York, United States||3rd||Marathon||2:10:59 |
|1982||City-Pier-City Loop||The Hague, Netherlands||1st||Half Marathon||1:01:06|
|London Marathon||London, United Kingdom||1st||Marathon||2:09:24|
|1983||Stockholm Marathon||Stockholm, Sweden||1st||Marathon||2:11:37|
|1984||Olympic Games||Los Angeles, United States||12th||Marathon||2:13:57|
|1986||European Championships||Stuttgart, West Germany||5th||Marathon||2:11:49|
|1987||World Championships||Rome, Italy||5th||Marathon||2:12:54|
|1992||Stockholm Marathon||Stockholm, Sweden||1st||Marathon||2:15:58|
|1995||Glitnir Reykjavik Marathon||Reykjavik, Iceland||1st||Marathon||2:29:26|
- http://www.arrs.net/MaraRank/ATM_Mara1981.htm Course 150 m short on remeasurement