July 12, 1992 |
Peter Elliott, 1988 Olympic silver medalist at 1,500 meters, withdrew from the British Olympic team because of a hamstring injury and was replaced by Steve Crabb.
September 23, 1990
Britain's Peter Elliott became the first three-time winner in the 10-year history of the Mercedes Mile on Fifth Avenue, taking the men's title in 3 minutes 47.83 seconds Saturday, the second-fastest clocking in the event's history. PattiSue Plumer broke the course record to win the women's race in 4:16.68.
February 16, 1990 |
A new decade is the signal for a changing of the guard in the esteemed ranks of British middle-distance runners. The 1980s belonged to Sebastian Coe, Steve Ovett and Steve Cram, whose accomplishments are part of track and field lore. In the '90s, Cram, the world record-holder in the mile, will most likely still be a factor, along with a 27-year-old steel mill carpenter who is emerging as perhaps the next great British runner.
February 27, 1990 |
Peter Elliott of Britain set a world indoor record in the 1,500 meters of 3 minutes, 34.21 seconds, at an international track and field meet today. The previous record of 3.35.6 was set by Marcus O'Sullivan of Ireland on Feb. 10, 1989, at East Rutherford, N.J. The 1,500 was part of the Placido Viagas Memorial meet in the Sports Palace. The world outdoor record for 1,500 meters is 3:29.46, by Said Aouita of Morocco. Elliott won the same event in the recent Commonwealth Games in New Zealand in 3.