Tommy Hughes (athlete)

Tommy Hughes
Personal information
NationalityIrish
Born (1960-01-08) 8 January 1960 (age 62)
Sport
SportLong-distance running
Event(s)Marathon

Tommy Hughes (born 8 January 1960) is an Irish long-distance runner. He competed in the men's marathon at the 1992 Summer Olympics.[1] In October 2019, aged 59, he ran the Frankfurt Marathon in a time of 2:27:52,[2] a world record for his age.[3][4] His son Eoin Hughes, aged 34, finished the same race in 2 hours 31 minutes 30 seconds.[2] Their combined time of 4:59.22 was the fastest ever by a father-son duo in a marathon.[5][3] On October 24, 2020, he ran the marathon in 2:30:02 at age 60 to break the ratified age group record by over 6 minutes.[6]

References

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Tommy Hughes Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Mainova Frankfurt Marathon". live.frankfurt-marathon.com. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  3. ^ a b Hutchinson, Alex (8 March 2020). "What We Can Learn from Studying Older Marathoners". Outside. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Single Age Records Marathon".
  5. ^ Francis, Anne (27 October 2019). "1992 Olympic marathoner and son break world record at Frankfurt Marathon (unofficial)". Running Magazine. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Tommy Hughes breaks M60 marathon world record in 2:30:02". 27 October 2020.

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