Dick Taylor (athlete)

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Dick Taylor (actually Richard George Taylor; born January 3, 1945 in Coventry ) is a former British long-distance runner .

In 1966 he was starting for England at the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Kingston sixth over three miles . At the European Athletics Championships in Budapest he failed over 5000 m in the run.

At the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, he was eliminated over 5000 m in the first round.

In 1969 he won silver for England at the Cross of Nations . At the European Championships in Athens he came in 15th place over 10,000 m .

In 1970 he won bronze over 10,000 m at the British Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh and was sixth in the 5000 m.

Personal bests

  • 3000 m : 7: 47.6 min, September 6, 1969, London
  • 5000 m: 13: 26.2 min, June 13th 1970, Edinburgh
  • 10,000 m: 28: 06.6 min, June 22nd 1969, London

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