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Gordon Pirie

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Gordon Pirie

Person  Male  Born 10/2/1931  Died 7/12/1991

Categories: Sport / Games

Athlete. Born Douglas Alastair Gordon Pirie at 123 Beckett Street, Leeds. BBC sports personality of the year in 1955, when he out-ran the triple gold medallist Emil Zatopek. He broke five world records in the course of his career. Winner of a silver medal for the 5000 metres at the Melbourne Olympic Games in 1956, and a bronze in the 5000 metres at the 1958 European Championships in Stockholm.  Died at the Oakhaven Nursing Home, Lower Pennington Lane, Lymington.

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Gordon Pirie, 1931 - 1991, South London Harriers and Coulsdon resident, held ...

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