Full name: Peter Dickson "Pete" Pfitzinger
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: United States
Related Olympians: Husband of Christine Pfitzinger.
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 masterâs 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 â 8:47.2i (1980); 5K â 14:04.0i (1980); 10K â 28:41.50 (1986); Marathon â 2-11:43 (1984).
|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|
|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|