|Name Eamonn Martin|
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Eamonn Martin (born 9 October 1958 in Basildon, Essex) is a former elite long distance runner from England. The most recent British male winner of the London Marathon, he ran 2:10:50 to win the 1993 race in a sprint finish against the Mexican athlete Isidro Rico. That race was Martin’s debut marathon. He went on to win the Chicago Marathon in 1995 (2:11:18).
As a junior, Eamonn Martin won a national title at the English Schools Athletics Association Cross-Country Championships in 1973 ahead of runner-up Steve Ovett. He went on to compete at the top level in track, cross country, and road racing. He won the 10,000 metres at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in a time of 28:08.56. He was the National Cross-Country Champion in 1984 and 1992, he won the Belfast International Cross Country race in 1991, and he is the current English Cross-Country team manager. Martin had disappointing races at the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics, finishing thirteenth in the 1984 Olympic 5000-metre final and dropping out of the 1988 Olympic 10,000-metre final (see, for example, "The Big Olympic Book" / Suuri Olympiateos, volumes 4 and 6, published in Finland in 1984 and 1988, respectively).
Martin currently works for MIRA Ltd., and formerly worked for Ford. In 1993 his son, also called Eamonn Martin, was born.