“The marathon was what it was all about in those days.” – Pat Carroll

Pat Carrol - Beppu-Oita Marathon Japan Feb 1995 1st 2.09.39

Profile

  • Coaches: Pat Clohessy, Dick Telford
  • Date of birth: 17 August 1961

Personal Bests

  • 1500m: 3:39.03
  • 3000m: 7:47.66
  • 5000m: 13:25.49
  • 10,000m: 28:30.55
  • 10,000m road: 28:00
  • Half marathon: 61:11
  • Marathon: 2:09.39

Career Highlights

  • 1st place – 1995 Beppu Marathon (2:09:39).
  • 4 time winner of the Gold Coast Marathon 83/84/88/97.
  • 2 time winner (94/96) Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon
  • Current holder of the Australian all comers record for the Half Marathon.
  • Represented Australia 18 times
  • Finished in the top 8 at three Commonwealth Games
  • 1991 Australian Cross Country Champion

Versatility

“His versatility and volume of wins and fast times stands up against almost any other Australian” – Len Johnson

By any measure, Pat Carroll is one of Australia’s best distance runners. He certainly has claims to being the most versatile.  Carroll remains fourth on the all-time marathon list. He also ranks high at 1500 metres, 3000 and 5000.  

On the track, Carroll was sub-3:40 for 1500 metres and he defeated many of the Auckland 1990 Commonwealth Games 5000 metres favourites in a pre-Games 3000 in Sydney, running 7:47.  Carroll was good at taking his chances, at seizing the moment. That is exactly what he did in Beppu in 1995 when he became the fourth Australian to go sub-2:10 with a win in 2:09:39.

Pat Carrol Beppu-Oita Marathon Japan Feb 1995 1st 2.09.39

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1 COMMENT

  1. How about this guy?

    800m 1:50.90
    1500m 3:35.50
    Mile 3:54.30
    3000m 7:35.45
    5000m 13:09.57
    10,000m 27:29.73
    Half Mar 1:00:56
    Marathon Coming soon…

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