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Andy Holden

Full name: Andrew John "Andy" Holden
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (179 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: October 22, 1948
Died: December 5, 2013
Affiliations: Preston Harriers, Preston (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Andy Holden began as a cross-country runner in his native Lancashire and won the National Junior Cross Country Championship in 1969. A specialist at the 3000 m steeplechase on the track, he placed 5th at the 1970 Commonwealth Games but failed to qualify from the heats at the 1971 European Championships and 1972 Olympics. Shortly after the Munich Games he set a British record for the steeplechase. His greatest success on the track came when he won a silver medal at the 1970 World University Games whilst over cross-country he was part of the world champion English teams in 1976 and 1979. Holden, a qualified dentist by profession, continued to compete as a veteran and helped to coach young athletes.

Personal Best\\: 1500m - 3:52.6 (1972), 1M - 4:07.2 (1970), 3000m 8:03.0 (1973), 2M - 8:76.4 (1973). 5000m - 13:59.8 (1976), 10,000m - 29:03.2 (1973), 1 Hour - 19.160m (1973), Mar - 2:15:18 (1980), 2000mSC - 5:35.21 (1976), 3000S – 8:26.4 (1972).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase Great Britain GBR 5 h1 r1/2

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat One 5 8:33,8