Jo Pavey

Long distance runner with nine gold medals

Jo Pavey

Long distance runner and Olympic speaker Jo Pavey tasted success from a very early age, achieving a 1500m British record when she was just 15 years old. She is probably best known, however, for taking part in no fewer than four Olympic Games and for coming just outside the medals behind athletes who were later embroiled in the doping scandal.

Despite suffering injuries for the best part of a decade and being plagued with viruses, Jo has won medal after medal after medal, achieving a domestic total of nine golds and one silver between 1988 and 2012. These have been gained in the 1500m, the 3000m, the 5000m and the 10,000m.

In terms of major championships, Jo came 12th in the 5000m at the 2000 Olympic Games, 5th in the 5000m at the 2004 Olympic Games, 12th in the 10,000m at the 2008 Olympics and 7th in both the 5000m and 10,000m at the London 2012 Games.

In the World Championships, Jo’s best performances have seen her coming in fourth place in 2007 in the 10,000m and fifth in the World Indoor Championships 3000m. She also came fourth in the 5000m at the 2006 European Championships.

However, this Olympic speaker has won medals in the 2006 European Cup (gold in the 3000m), the 2006 Commonwealth Games (silver in the 5000m), the 2004 European Cross Country Championships (bronze), the 2003 World Athletics Final (bronze in the 3000m), and the 2002 World Cup (bronze in the 5000m).

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