David Matthews (runner)

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David Matthews (born 9 April 1974)[1] is an Irish former middle-distance runner specialising in the 800 metres. He was born in Leixlip, County Kildare and attended University College, Dublin.[1]

At his favoured distance, he won the consecutive national titles outdoors in 1994–5–6–7[2] and indoors in 1993–4–5,[3] He won the bronze medal at the 1993 European Junior Championships,[4] reached the semifinal of the 1996 Olympics and the heats of the 2000 Olympics.[5] Matthews is the Irish record holder at 800m and 1000 m outdoors (senior[6] and under-23[7]).

In 2011, Matthews was appointed fitness coach of senior Cork county hurling team.[8]

Personal bestsEdit

Event Record Date Meet Place
800 m 1:44.82 5 September 1995 Rieti Meeting Rieti, Italy
1000 m 2:17.58 9 September 1996 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "David Matthews — 800 metres". The Irish Times. 2000. Retrieved 27 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Roll of Honour of Irish Champions". Athletics Ireland. Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. Retrieved 27 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Roll of Honour of Irish Indoor Champions". Athletics Ireland. 2004. Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 27 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Roll of Honour". Athletics Ireland. Archived from the original on 30 May 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Irish Athletics Olympians" (PDF). Athletics Ireland. 2011. Retrieved 27 April 2012.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Men's Senior Outdoor Records". Athletics Ireland. Archived from the original on 17 February 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2012.
  7. ^ "U23 Men's Outdoor Records". Athletics Ireland. Archived from the original on 6 February 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2012.
  8. ^ Skehan, Oli (9 October 2011). "Matthews added to Rebel set-up". Setanta Sports. Archived from the original on 23 November 2011. Retrieved 27 April 2012.

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