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Who is Brendan Foster?
Brendan Foster CBE is a British former long-distance runner who founded the Great North Run. He won the Bronze medal in the 10,000 metres at the 1976 Summer Olympics, the 5000 metres at the 1974 European Championships and the 10,000 metres at the 1978 Commonwealth Games.
- born on (68 years ago) in Hebburn
- nationality: United Kingdom
- religion: Catholicism
- education: University of Sussex
- profession: Athlete
- Marriage with Susan Foster since
- TV series: "A Question of Sport"
- medal: 1976 Summer Olympics - Bronze medal for United Kingdom in Athletics – Men's 10,000 metres
- nominated to BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award
- BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award
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by Peter Matthews
Brendan Foster started the Great North Run from Newcastle to South Shields. Both were immediate successes and have grown to become national folk festivals, attracting the world elite and runners of all levels. In 1981, the 7,055 starters of ...
The Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, The Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport (2009)
by Martin P. Schwellnus
According to Brendan Foster, Bronze Medalist in the 10,000 m at the 1976 Olympic Games: “All top international athletes wake up in the morning feeling tired and go to bed feeling very tired.” At times, however, many athletes experience an ...
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