Mike Gratton

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Mike Gratton
Personal information
Born (1954-11-28) 28 November 1954 (age 65)
Aldershot, Hampshire

Michael ("Mike") Colin Gratton (born 28 November 1954) is a male former elite long distance runner from Canterbury, Kent, England.

Athletics career[edit]

A member of the Kent athletics club Invicta AC, Gratton is a past winner of the London Marathon. He won the 1983 London Marathon in a time of 2:09:43, a time which places him 14th on the UK all-time marathon list.

He represented England and won a bronze medal in the marathon event (2:12:06), at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

He now runs a sports holiday company called 2:09 Events. He has gained a recent following through a well-known online forum on the Runners World website called “Hard Training with Mike Gratton.”

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  United Kingdom and  England
1982 Commonwealth Games Brisbane, Australia 3rd Marathon 2:12:06
1983 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 1st Marathon 2:09:43
World Championships Helsinki, Finland Marathon DNF


  1. ^ "1982 Athletes". Team England.
  2. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.