Paul Evans (athlete)

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Paul William Evans (born 13 April 1961) is a former distance runner from England, who ran in the 10000m track final at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics [1] and 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He took up running at 25, having been a footballer. He was a member of Belgrave Harriers and the City of Norwich Athletics Club.

Evans came second in the 1996 Great North Run, third in the 1996 London Marathon, and won the 1996 Chicago Marathon at the age of 35.[2] His 2:08:52 in Chicago places him fifth on the UK all-time marathon list. Other achievements include a half-marathon best time of 61:18, and a course record in the premier Swedish 30 km cross country running race Lidingöloppet in 1995.

He is now athletics development officer for Norfolk.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  England and  Great Britain
1991 Lisbon Half Marathon Lisbon, Portugal 1st Half marathon 1:01:44
1992 World Half Marathon Championships Newcastle, United Kingdom 10th Half marathon 1:01:38
1993 Reading Half Marathon Reading, United Kingdom 1st Half marathon 1:01:38[3]
1996 Chicago Marathon Chicago, United States 1st Marathon 2:08:52


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