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Glenda Reiser

Full name: Glenda Reiser
Gender: Female
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 117 lbs (53 kg)
Born: June 16, 1955 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Died: January 6, 2008 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Ottawa Kinsmen Harriers, Ottawa (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Athletics


Glenda Reiser was a teenage phenom in Canadian athletics. In high school she started as a swimmer but turned to running when she was 15 years old. Within two years she was Canadian champion at 800 and 1,500 metres and made the Canadian Olympic team in the longer event. She ran 4:06.71 in the heats at München to set a Canadian record, but was eliminated in the semi-finals. Reiser won three Canadian national championships at 1,500 metres and won the 1974 Commonwealth Games gold medal at the distance. She retired after the 1979 season and entered medicine, studying at the University of Ottawa. She became a family physician and later a psychotherapist for women. She was inducted into the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame in 1988.

Personal Best: 1500 – 4:06.71 (1972).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 17 München Athletics Women's 1,500 metres Canada CAN 7 h1 r2/3

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1972 Summer 17 München Athletics Canada Semi-Finals Heat One 7 4:09.51
1972 Summer 17 München Athletics Canada Round One Heat One 2 QU 4:06.71
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