Brendan Foster

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Club:Gateshead
Gender:Male
Age Group:V70
County:North East
Region:North East
Nation:England
Lead Coach:Unknown

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Britain’s only Olympic medallist from the 1976 games in Montreal, Foster was our top endurance runner in the 1970’s—from a very good bunch! World record setter at 3000m and two miles and close to the 5000m mark on two occasions, his most brilliant run was to win the European title in Rome in 1974. Famous for instigating mid race surges including 58-59 second laps he was also one of the very first athletes to begin at 1500m and move right on up through the distances.

Best known performances
EventPB20182017201620152014201320122011201020092008200720061980Event1979197819771976197519741973197219711970
15003:37.6415003:37.643:38.453:38.203:39.243:40.63
Mile3:55.9Mile3:59.633:56.973:57.713:58.443:59.23:55.93:58.5
20005:02.9320005:02.93
30007:35.17:52.430007:46.177:49.67:46.337:35.17:42.07:57.8
2Miles8:13.688:20.112Miles8:16.948:19.028:29.88:22.968:13.688:24.88:30.8
500013:14.613:20.47500013:26.6713:25.4113:21.1813:20.3413:30.3013:14.613:23.71
1000027:30.328:22.541000027:41.2327:30.327:36.6227:53.7027:45.43
Mar2:15:492:15:49Mar

Performances Submit
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980

1980 SEN Gateshead
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
30007:52.41Bergen, NORInternational Meeting4 Jun 80
30007:52.71Crystal PalaceOpen Meeting11 Jun 80
2Miles8:20.114Crystal PalaceTalbot International Games27 Jun 80
500013:20.472Stockholm, SWEDN Galan8 Jul 80
500013:35.19Brussels, BELIvo van Damme Memorial Meeting22 Aug 80
500013:35.194Crystal PalaceIAC Meeting8 Aug 80
500013:35.672GatesheadEng v Yug v Nor v Sco31 Aug 80
1000028:22.5411Moscow, USSROlympic Games27 Jul 80
1000028:55.153h2Moscow, USSROlympic Games24 Jul 80
Mar2:15:495Auckland, NZL-3 Feb 80
1979 SEN Gateshead
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
Mile3:59.632Crystal PalaceMK Electric Meeting27 Aug 79
30007:46.171GatesheadAmoco Games8 Sep 79
2Miles8:16.942Oslo, NOROsloG17 Jul 79
2Miles8:21.431Crystal PalaceRotary Watches Games31 Aug 79
500013:26.672GatesheadGateshead Games8 Jul 79
500013:34.756Crystal PalaceAAA Championships14 Jul 79
1000027:41.232Brussels, BELVD/IAAFG4 Sep 79
1000028:22.861Turin, ITAEuropean Cup4 Aug 79
1978 SEN Gateshead
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
Mile3:56.972GatesheadGateshead Games9 Jul 78
Mile3:57.373Crystal PalaceBritish Games inc Emsley Carr Mile2 Jul 78
500013:25.412EdinburghUK Championships16 Jul 78
500013:27.321Stockholm, SWEDN Galan13 Jun 78
500013:31.353Edmonton, CANCommonwealth Games10 Aug 78
500013:38.36h1Prague, CZEEuropean Championships31 Aug 78
1000027:30.31Crystal PalaceAAA Championships23 Jun 78
1000027:32.654Prague, CZEEuropean Championships29 Aug 78
1000028:13.651Edmonton, CANCommonwealth Games6 Aug 78
SHORT5M22:424Los Altos CA, USA (27m)RWorld31 Dec 78
10MCHECK46:172BarrowChasK9 Apr 78
1977 SEN Gateshead
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
30007:49.62GatesheadGateshead Games12 Sep 77
500013:21.181Crystal PalaceDebenhams International Games26 Jun 77
1000027:36.621Crystal PalaceIAC/Coca-cola Meeting9 Sep 77
1000027:45.661Crystal PalaceAAA Championships22 Jul 77
9MXC43:491Parliament HillEnglish Championships5 Mar 77
1976 SEN Gateshead
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
Mile3:57.713Crystal PalaceBritish International Games30 Aug 76
30007:46.334Cologne, GERInternational Meeting1 Sep 76
2Miles8:19.021Zurich, SUIInv9 Jul 76
2Miles8:22.161EdinburghIAC Meeting6 Aug 76
2Miles8:24.742Crystal PalaceDebenhams International Games17 Sep 76
500013:20.341h3Montreal, CANOlympic Games28 Jul 76
500013:26.195Montreal, CANOlympic Games30 Jul 76
500013:26.342Stockholm, SWEDN Galan10 Aug 76
500013:32.881Crystal PalaceAAA Championships14 Aug 76
500013:33.81Crystal PalaceOlympic Trials5 Jun 76
1000027:53.703Montreal, CANOlympic Games26 Jul 76
1000028:22.192h2Montreal, CANOlympic Games23 Jul 76
1975 SEN Gateshead
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
20005:02.935Crystal PalacePhilips4 Jul 75
2Miles8:29.81GatesheadGreenham Games1 Sep 75
500013:30.301Crystal PalaceEuro Cup Semifinal13 Jul 75
500013:33.02GatesheadGateshead Games26 Jul 75
500013:36.181Nice, FRAEuropean Cup17 Aug 75
1000027:45.431Crystal PalaceIAC29 Aug 75
1974 SEN Gateshead
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
15003:37.647Christchurch, NZLBritish Commonwealth Games2 Feb 74
15003:44.94h1Christchurch, NZLBritish Commonwealth Games31 Jan 74
Mile3:58.443Crystal PalaceBritish International Games10 Aug 74
30007:35.11GatesheadGateshead Games3 Aug 74
2Miles8:22.961Crystal PalaceIAC Meeting13 Sep 74
500013:14.6a2Christchurch, NZLBritish Commonwealth Games29 Jan 74
500013:17.211Rome, ITAEuropean Championships8 Sep 74
500013:27.41Crystal PalaceAAA Championships13 Jul 74
500013:37.01h3Rome, ITAEuropean Championships6 Sep 74
500013:45.61h2Christchurch, NZLBritish Commonwealth Games27 Jan 74
1973 SEN Gateshead
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
15003:38.451Crystal PalaceGreat Britain v Hungary25 Aug 73
Mile3:59.21South Shields-30 Jun 73
30007:42.0+emCrystal PalacevHUN-ns-2M27 Aug 73
2Miles8:13.681Crystal PalacevHUN-ns27 Aug 73
500013:23.711Crystal PalaceAAA Championships14 Jul 73
1972 SEN Gateshead
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
15003:38.203s3Munich, GEROlympic Games9 Sep 72
15003:39.025Munich, GEROlympic Games10 Sep 72
15003:39.254Crystal PalaceAAA Championships15 Jul 72
15003:40.84h1Munich, GEROlympic Games8 Sep 72
Mile3:55.92Crystal PalacevGDR,NED-ns/Carr10 Jun 72
Mile3:57.21Stockholm, SWE-5 Jul 72
1971 SEN Gateshead
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
15003:39.243Helsinki, FINEuropean Championships15 Aug 71
15003:39.44Milan, ITAInternational Meeting1 Jul 71
15003:42.84h1Helsinki, FINEuropean Championships13 Aug 71
Mile3:58.53LeicesterInter Counties31 May 71
2Miles8:24.82EdinburghEdinburgh Games21 Aug 71
1970 U23 Gateshead
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
15003:40.633EdinburghBritish Commonwealth Games22 Jul 70
15003:43.82h1EdinburghBritish Commonwealth Games18 Jul 70
30007:57.82Crystal PalaceSward5 Jul 70
2Miles8:30.82Crystal PalaceSward5 Jul 70
Total Performances: 82
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UK Rankings
EventAGYearRank
1500ALLAT47
MileALLAT46
2000ALLAT22
3000ALLAT3
2MilesU23AT8
2MilesU23AT8
2MilesU23AT8
2MilesALLAT4
5000ALLAT12
10000ALLAT5
MarALLAT158