Full name: Noel J. Carroll
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: December 7, 1941 in Annagassan, Louth, Ireland
Died: October 23, 1998 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Affiliations: Civil Service Harriers A.C., Dublin (IRL) / Villanova Wildcats, Villanova (USA)
Middle distance runner Noel Carroll bettered the European record over 880 yard in 1961, and was recruited to run for Villanova University (Philadelphia). There, he anchored the university team that bettered the 4×880 yard World Record in 1964. He won three consecutive European indoor titles (1966-1968) but did not fare well in international outdoor events. He did gain three British AAA titles, as well as eight Irish championships (five in the 800 m/880 y, three in the 440 y). Carroll had left school and joined the army at age 13, but went on to become a broadcaster, journalist, and eventually became chief executive at the Dublin Chamber of Commerce. He died of a heart attack after his morning jog.
Personal Bests: 400 – 46.83 (1968); 800 – 1:46.6y (1968).
|1964 Summer||22||Tokyo||Athletics||Men's 800 metres||Ireland||IRL||5 h5 r1/3|
|1968 Summer||26||Ciudad de México||Athletics||Men's 400 metres||Ireland||IRL||6 h6 r1/4|
|1968 Summer||26||Ciudad de México||Athletics||Men's 800 metres||Ireland||IRL||3 h3 r1/3|
|1968 Summer||26||Ciudad de México||Athletics||Ireland||Round One||Heat Six||6||46.8||46.83|
|1964 Summer||22||Tokyo||Athletics||Ireland||Round One||Heat Five||5||1:51.1|
|1968 Summer||26||Ciudad de México||Athletics||Ireland||Round One||Heat Three||3||1:49.0||1:49.01|