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Dave Fitzsimons

Full name: David Thomas "Dave" Fitzsimons
Nickname(s): Fitzy
Gender: Male
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: April 23, 1950
Died: September 7, 2008
Affiliations: ?, South Australia, (AUS)
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Athletics

Biography

One of Australia's top long distance runners of the 1970s, Dave Fitzsimons won eight Australian titles in the 5000 and 10000 m, including doubles 1977, 1978 and 1979. He competed in several major international events, placing 6th in the 5000 m final at the 1974 Commonwealth Games, taking 3rd in the 5k at the 1977 World Cup, and qualifying for the 1976 Olympic final in the 10000 m. He died of lymphoma at age 58.

Personal Bests: 5000 – 13:17.42 (1977); 10000 – 28:04.64 (1977).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics Men's 10,000 metres Australia AUS 14
1980 Summer 30 Moskva Athletics Men's 5,000 metres Australia AUS 10 h1 r2/3

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1980 Summer 30 Moskva Athletics Australia Semi-Finals Heat One 10 13:58.3 13:58.22
1980 Summer 30 Moskva Athletics Australia Round One Heat One 7 QC 13:46.4 13:46.40

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics Australia Final 14 29:17.74
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics Australia Round One Heat One 5 QC 28:16.43