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Henry Marsh

Full name: Henry Dinwoody Marsh
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: March 15, 1954 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Affiliations: BYU Cougars, Provo (USA) / Athletics West, Eugene (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Henry Marsh was America's greatest steeplechaser in the 70s and 80s. He won nine TAC championships in the steeple – 1978-79, and 1981-87. In addition to his three Olympic appearances (and making the 1980 US Olympic team), Marsh represented the USA at the 1979 and 1987 Pan-American Games, winning a gold in 1979 and silver in 1987, at the 1979 (finishing fourth), 1981 (disqualified), and 1985 (finishing second) World Cup, and at the 1983 (finishing eighth) and 1987 (finishing sixth) World Championships. At the NCAAs he was second in 1976 and third in 1977-78. He ran for BYU and Athletics West.

Personal Bests: 1500 – 3:43.52 (1985); Mile – 3:59.31 (1985); 2 miles – 8:33.90i (1984); 5000 – 13:45.2 (1984); 3000S – 8:09.17 (1985).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase United States USA 10
1984 Summer 30 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase United States USA 4
1988 Summer 34 Seoul Athletics Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase United States USA 6

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics United States Final 10 8:23.99
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics United States Round One Heat One 6 QU 8:31.46
1984 Summer 30 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final 4 8:14.25
1984 Summer 30 Los Angeles Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 4 QU 8:20.57
1984 Summer 30 Los Angeles Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 4 QU 8:29.23
1988 Summer 34 Seoul Athletics United States Final 6 8:14.39
1988 Summer 34 Seoul Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 7 QC 8:18.94
1988 Summer 34 Seoul Athletics United States Round One Heat One 6 QU 8:33.89