Thom Hunt

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Thom Hunt
Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1958-03-17) March 17, 1958 (age 60)
Coronado, California
Sport Cross country, Track
Event(s) 1500 meters, Mile, 5000 meters, 10,000 meters
College team Arizona
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 1500 meters: 3:42.07[1]
Indoor mile: 3:57.88[1]
3000 meters: 7:48.58[1]
5000 meters: 13:26.34[1]
10,000 meters: 27:59.1[1]
Marathon: 2:12:14[1]

Thom Hunt (born March 17, 1958) is a retired distance runner who specialized in various events from the 1500 meters to the marathon. He represented the United States in international competition and was particularly prolific in cross country running, in which he won the Gold Medal as a juniors runner at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in 1977, and the Silver Medal the previous year (1976). He currently coaches Women's Cross Country at Cuyamaca College.

Running career[edit]

High school[edit]

Hunt attended Patrick Henry High School of San Diego, California, where he ran cross country and track. He set the high school indoor mile record at 4:02, which lasted until Alan Webb broke it in 2001. Overall, he set multiple high school records for the state of California, and recorded a personal best of 8:45.2 in the 2-mile by the time he graduated.[2]


Hunt attended and ran with University of Arizona. During his time in college, he would earn four All-America honors. He also set the school records in the 3000 meter steeplechase and 5000 meters.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f All-Athletics. "Profile of Thom Hunt". 
  2. ^ [1] ESPN: All-Time California Track & Field Records
  3. ^ [2] Arizona Wildcats: Thom Hunt Hall of Fame - November 12, 2013