Gordon Pirie blue plaque in Coulsdon

Gordon Pirie 1931-1991 South London Harriers and Coulsdon resident held 5 world records including the 4 x 1500m relay with local athlete Ralph Dunkley. Gordon also won 5000m Olympic silver Melbourne 1956

Douglas Alistair Gordon Pirie (10 February 1931 – 7 December 1991) was an English long-distance runner. He was born in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England but was brought up in Coulsdon, Surrey and ran for South London Harriers. He died of cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) in Lymington, Hampshire.

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