Full name: John James Doherty
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: July 22, 1961 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Leeds City AC, Leeds (GBR)
John Doherty was born to Irish parents in Leeds, England, and ran initially for the Leeds City Athletic Club. He started running for Northern Ireland, setting junior national records for 3,000 and 5,000 metres in 1980. In 1982 he went to Providence College in the United States on a track scholarship, but stayed only 1½ years, leaving to pursue a professional road racing career in America. His major road racing wins were the 1986 Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, the 1986-87 Manchester Road Race in New Hampshire, and the Holyoke St. Patrick's Road Race in 1992-93. While in the United States Doherty married and he and his wife settled in New Hampshire. John Doherty was Irish national champion in the 5K in 1988.
Personal Bests: 5000 – 13:14.17 (1990); 10000 – 27:49.74 (1989).
|1988 Summer||27||Seoul||Athletics||Men's 5,000 metres||Ireland||IRL||9|
|1992 Summer||31||Barcelona||Athletics||Men's 5,000 metres||Ireland||IRL||6 h1 r1/2|
|1988 Summer||27||Seoul||Athletics||Ireland||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||5||QU||13:24.61|
|1988 Summer||27||Seoul||Athletics||Ireland||Round One||Heat One||7||QU||13:47.99|
|1992 Summer||31||Barcelona||Athletics||Ireland||Round One||Heat One||6||13:41.27|