Chris Thompson is one of Great Britain’s best-known long-distance runners, having won silver at the 2010 European Athletics Championships and run at his home Olympics in London in 2012. He also boasts the third-fastest 10K time of any British runner in history (27:27.36).
In 2010, Thompson was part of a British one-two in the 10,000 meters at the European Championships, taking silver behind Mo Farah. He ran his first half marathon in 2012, placing seventh at the NYC Half in 1:01:23 before finishing 25th in the 5000 meters at the London 2012 Olympics after an injury-interrupted season.
Since then, he’s finished 11th at the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon, 16th at the event in 2016, and 30th in 2017. Earlier this year, he took a surprising third place at the United Airlines NYC Half behind Ben True and Dathan Ritzenhein.
- Date of Birth Apr 17, 1981
- Age 38
- Gender Male
- Country United Kingdom
- Residence London, England