Eamonn Coghlan

Ireland

Track & Field (1500/5000 Meters)

B: November 21, 1952

1983 World 5000 Meter Champion.

Coghlan won the 5000 meters at the first World Track and Field Championships in Helsinki in 1983, but he's best known as the greatest indoor miler of his era. He set the world indoor mile mark of 3:49.78 at the New Jersey Meadowlands in 1983 and won seven Wanamaker Miles at New York's Millrose Games. He also became the first (and thus far only) masters (over 40) miler to break 4:00 by clocking 3:58.15 at Harvard University's indoor oval in 1994. The Olympics were not as kind to Coghlan, he finished fourth in the 1500 meters in 1976 and fourth again in the 5000 meters in 1980. Coghlan was injured and did not compete at the 1984 Olympics, and did not advance out of the heats of the 5000 meters in 1988. Coghlan took the silver medal in the 1500 meters at the 1978 European Championships. Ranked in the top 10 in the world five times over 1500 Meters, (1975-10th, '76-7th, '77-10th, '78-2nd, '79-6th). He then concentrated on the 5000 Meters, ranking three times in the top 10 (1980-6th, '81-1st and '83-2nd).

SUPERSTARS RECORD

EVENT
PLACE POINTS MONEY
EVENT WINS
1977 European Heat 3
5
34 1/2
N/A
N/A
TOTALS
34 1/2
N/A
0

PERSONAL BESTS
Points Scored
34 1/2
1977 European Heat 3


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