Tony Simmons (athlete)

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Tony Simmons (Anthony Derrick Simmons; born 6 October 1948) is a former athlete who represented Wales and England. He won the silver medal in the 10,000 metres at the 1974 European Athletics Championships, finishing 4 hundredths of a second behind the gold medallist. In the 1976 Summer Olympics he qualified for the finals of the 10,000 metres, finishing 4th. He set a world best for the half-marathon at Welwyn Garden City, England on 24 June 1978 of 62 minutes 47 seconds. The mark stood for nearly 16 months until eclipsed by Nick Rose.

Personal bests[edit]

  • 1500 metres: 3:41.1 min, 12 June 1977, Cwmbran
  • 2000 metres: 5:05.32 min, 4 July 1975, London
  • 3000 metres: 7:51.53 min, 23 August 1978, London
  • 5000 metres: 13:21.2 min, 23 May 1976, Kiev
  • 10,000 metres: 27:43.59 min, 30 June 1977, Helsinki
  • Marathon: 2:12:33 h, 7 May 1978, Sandbach

References[edit]

Records
Preceded by
Miruts Yifter
Men's Half Marathon World Record Holder
24 June 1978 – 14 October 1979
Succeeded by
Nick Rose
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Miruts Yifter
Men's Half Marathon Best Year Performance
1978
Succeeded by
Kirk Pfeffer