John Burra

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John Burra (born November 20, 1956) is a retired long-distance runner from Tanzania, who won the 1987 edition of Amsterdam Marathon, clocking 2:12:40 on May 10, 1987. He twice represented his native country in the Olympic men's marathon, in 1988 and 1992. At his last Olympic Games appearance in Barcelona, Spain he didn't finish the race.

He won the City-Pier-City Loop half marathon in the Hague in 1991 and also won the Madrid Marathon.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Tanzania
1987 Amsterdam Marathon Amsterdam, Netherlands 1st Marathon 2:12:40
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 43rd Marathon 2:24:17
1990 Amsterdam Marathon Amsterdam, Netherlands 2nd Marathon 2:12:42
1991 City-Pier-City Loop The Hague, Netherlands 1st Half Marathon 1:01:38
Madrid Marathon Madrid, Spain 1st Marathon 2:12:19
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain Marathon DNF


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