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Brian Abshire

Full name: Brian Kenneth Abshire
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: November 14, 1963 in El Sobrante, California, United States
Affiliations: Athletics West, Eugene (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Brian Abshire was a middle-distance runner mostly known for the steeplechase. He competed in that event at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, making the semi-finals, but failing to advance to the final. Abshire had won the event that year at the US Olympic Trials. He also won a bronze medal in the steeple at the 1987 Pan Americans. He was second in the event at the 1987 and 1989 US Championships and third in 1990.

Abshire started college in Oregon at Clackamas Community College, but then transferred to Auburn University where he was twice an All-American in cross-country, an All-American indoors in the 3,000 metres, and a two-time All-American in the steeplechase.

Personal Best: 3000S – 8:20.83 (1987).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase United States USA 9 h2 r2/3

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 9 8:27.78
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 4 QU 8:36.56
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