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Paddy Fahey

Full name: Patrick "Paddy" Fahey
Gender: Male
Born: August 25, 1923 in Bealacune, Tipperary, Ireland
Died: February 26, 2008 in Graigue, Tipperary, Ireland
Affiliations: Coolcroo AC, Moycarkey (IRL)
Country: IRL Ireland
Sport: Athletics


Paddy Fahey grew up in an athletic family, with four brothers who all became distinguished runners in Ireland, with the best known of his brothers being Jerry Fahey, who won the Irish 10-mile title in 1938-39. Paddy Fahey was known for running barefoot. He first competed for Hollyford AC and joined Coolcroo AC in 1947. In June 1948, shortly before the London Olympics, he won the Irish 3-mile title in Dublin. He won the Irish cross-country title in 1949 and 1951, and competed in the International Cross-Country Championships in 1948-51, with his best finish being 19th in 1949, but he helped the Irish to third place in the team event. Fahey bought a farm in Graigue, Moycarkey in 1958 and spent his life as a farmer.

Personal Best: 10000 – unknown.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Men's 10,000 metres Ireland IRL AC DNF

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Ireland Final Standings AC DNF
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