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Yvonne Murray

Athletics

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Yvonne Murray
Athletics

Yvonne Murray is one of Scotland’s most outstanding long distance runners, winning medals at the European Championships, Commonwealth Games, Olympics and World Championships.

She made her Commonwealth Games debut on home soil in Edinburgh in 1986, winning bronze in the 3,000m before going one better for silver four years later in Auckland. She finally struck gold at the 1994 Victoria Games, moving up in distance to 10,000m.

Her impressive medal haul also includes Olympic bronze over 3,000m in 1988, gold at the World Indoor Championships and a full set of gold, silver and bronze at the  European Championship. She was named BBC Scotland Sports Personality of the Year in 1994.

  • Date of Birth 04/10/1964
  • Birth Place Musselburgh
  • Commonwealth Games Representation 1986, 1990, 1994

Did You Know?

  • Yvonne's time of 8.29.02 set in 1988 still stands as the Scottish 3,000m record

Career Highlights

1 st
Victoria 1994
10000m - Women
2 nd
1994 European Championships
3000m - Women
1 st
1993 World Indoor Championships
3000m - Women
4 th
Auckland 1990
1500m - Women
2 nd
Auckland 1990
3000m - Women
1 st
1990 European Championships
3000m - Women
3 rd
1988 Olympic Games
3000m - Women
1 st
1987 European Indoor Championships
3000m - Women
5 th
Edinburgh 1986
1500m - Women
3 rd
Edinburgh 1986
3000m - Women
3 rd
1986 European Championships
3000m - Women
2 nd
1986 European Indoor Championships
3000m - Women
3 rd
1985 European Indoor Championships
3000m - Women
10 th
Brisbane 1982
1500m - Men
10 th
Brisbane 1982
3000m - Women