Neil Cusack

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Neil Cusack (born 30 December 1951 in Limerick) is a retired middle and long distance runner from Ireland.

Early life[edit]

Cusack was born in Limerick city in 1951 and attended St Munchin's College. Cusack attended East Tennessee State University. In 1972 he was the NCAA Men's Cross Country National Champion.[1]

Running career[edit]

Cusack won the Boston Marathon in 1974. He remains the only Irish athlete to have won in Boston.[2] In 1981 Cusack won the Dublin Marathon.


Cusack represented Ireland in the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany and in the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[3]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Ireland
1972 Olympic Games Munich, Germany Heats (DNQ) 10,000m 28:45.8
1974 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 1st Marathon 2:13:39
1976 Olympic Games Montréal, Canada 55th Marathon 2:35:47
1981 Dublin Marathon Dublin, Ireland 1st Marathon 2:13:58


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