Philemon Hanneck

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Phillimon Hanneck (born 12 May 1971 in Salisbury, Rhodesia – now Harare, Zimbabwe) is a long-distance runner who specialized in the 5000 metres. He originally represented Zimbabwe changed nationality in 1999 to the United States. He won a silver medal at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, and finished tenth in at the 1995 World Championships in Athletics in Gothenburg. His personal best time was 13:14.50 minutes, achieved in June 1994 in Rome.

He is the course record holder at the Manchester Road Race, in Manchester, CT. He won the race in 1994 and 1995, setting the course record in 1995 with a time of 21:19 on the 4.748 mile (7.641 km) course. He also holds the course records for the BOclassic 10K race in Bolzano, Italy, having won with a time of 28:02.1 in 1991,[1] and the Marin Marin Memorial Day Races 10k, held in Kentfield California, USA, with a time of 28:45 in 1994.[2] Hanneck was the 1993 winner of the Emsley Carr Mile. He holds the event record of the Gasparilla Distance Classic's 15k road race held in Tampa, Florida, USA. On Feb. 26, 1994, Hanneck set that mark at Gasparilla with his time of 42:35.

Hanneck has a 15-year-old daughter.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Zimbabwe
1992 Summer Olympics Barcelona, Spain 10th (semis) 1500 m
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 8th (heats) 5000 m
1994 Commonwealth Games Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 2nd 5000 m set world record in a road mile in 3 minutes and 46 seconds Tulsa ok. Hanneck has 5 Zimbabwean records 1500m 3:35, 3000m 7:42,mile 3:53, 5000m 13:14 and 15 km 42 mins and 35 seconds.
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 10th 5000 m


  1. ^ Civai, Franco & Gasparovic, Juraj (2009-01-05). Corsa Internazionale di San Silvestro. Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 2010-01-03.
  2. ^ Marian Memorial Day Races Results. MMDR results. Retrieved on 2011-05-30.