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Pete Pfitzinger

Full name: Peter Dickson "Pete" Pfitzinger
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: August 29, 1957 in Pittsford, New York, United States
Affiliations: Team New Balance
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Husband of Christine Pfitzinger.

Biography

Pete Pfitzinger was TAC marathon champion in 1983. He also won TAC championships on the road at 15 km. in 1980 and at 30 km. in 1981. He won five of his career 13 marathons, including the 1984 US Olympic Trials and the Syracuse marathon in 1981, the Wiri (New Zealand) marathon in 1983, and the San Francisco Marathon in 1983 and 1986. Pfitzinger competed for Cornell and Team New Balance.

After graduating from Cornell, Pfitzinger obtained an MBA from Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management and a master’s degree in exercise science from the University of Massachusetts. He married the former [Christine Joy Hughes], who ran the 3,000 metres for New Zealand at the 1988 Olympics. In addition to work as an exercise physiologist, Pete Pfitzinger wrote two popular books for distance runners, Advanced Marathoning and Road Racing for Serious Runners, and also served as a senior writer for Running Times magazine.

Personal Bests: 2 miles – 8:47.2i (1980); 5K – 14:04.0i (1980); 10K – 28:41.50 (1986); Marathon – 2-11:43 (1984).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Marathon United States USA 11
1988 Summer 31 Seoul Athletics Men's Marathon United States USA 14

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Standings 11 2-13:53
1988 Summer 31 Seoul Athletics United States Final Standings 14 2-14:44
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