Charlie SPEDDING

Great Britain & N.I.

Charlie Spedding - Great Britain & N.I. - 1984 Olympic Games  Marathon bronze medal.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 12 August 1984

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Monday, 19 May 1952
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Bishop Auckland, England.
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • Great Britain & N.I.
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Charlie SPEDDING - Great Britain & N.I. - 1984 Olympic Games Marathon bronze medal.

Charlie is pictured above tracking Ireland's John Treacy in the final few metres

of the Marathon at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Spedding put in the

performance of his life to win the bronze medal in a time of 2:09:58,

finishing just two hundredths of a second behind silver medal winner Treacy.

 

 

Men's Marathon.

1984 Olympic Games

.
1. Carlos LOPEZ   POR   2: 09: 21
2. John TREACY   IRE   2: 09: 56
3. Charlie SPEDDING   GBR   2: 09: 58
4. Takeshi SOH   JAP   2: 10: 55
5. Rob de CASTELLA   AUS   2: 11: 09
6. Juma IKANGAA   TAN   2: 11: 10
7. Joseph NZAU   KEN   2: 11: 28
8. Djama ROBLEH   DJI   2: 11: 39

 

 Other outstanding marathon runs  by Charlie Speeding.

 

1984    Houston Marathon      1st      Marathon    2:11:54
1984    London Marathon        1st     Marathon    2:09:57
            Olympic Games           3rd    Marathon    2:09:58
1985    London Marathon        2nd    Marathon    2:08:33
1986    Chicago Marathon       3rd     Marathon    2:10:13
1987    London Marathon        8th     Marathon    2:10:32
1988    Olympic Games           6th     Marathon    2:12:19

 

He is a pharmacist by profession. In September 2009, he published an autobiography

of his running career called From Last to First.

Spedding was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Sunderland in 2012.