Dave Fitzsimons

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameDavid Thomas "Dave"•Fitzsimons
Used nameDave•Fitzsimons
Nick/petnamesFitzy
Born23 April 1950 in Victor Harbor, South Australia (AUS)
Died7 September 2008 in North Adelaide, South Australia (AUS)
Measurements170 cm / 65 kg
Affiliations?, South Australia, (AUS)
NOC Australia

Biography

One of Australia’s top long distance runners of the 1970s, Dave Fitzsimons won eight Australian titles in the 5000 and 10000 m, including doubles 1977, 1978 and 1979. He competed in several major international events, placing 6th in the 5000 m final at the 1974 Commonwealth Games, taking 3rd in the 5k at the 1977 World Cup, and qualifying for the 1976 Olympic final in the 10000 m. He died of lymphoma at age 58.

Personal Bests: 5000 – 13:17.42 (1977); 10000 – 28:04.64 (1977).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Summer Olympics Athletics AUS Dave Fitzsimons
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 14
1980 Summer Olympics Athletics AUS Dave Fitzsimons
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 10 h1 r2/3