Michael Rimmer | Photograph courtesy of darkstarphotos
NAME: Michael Rimmer
DOB: 3rd February 1986
EVENT: 800m

800m – 1:43.89 (Rieti 2010)
1000m – 2:17.13 (Linz 2012)
1500m – 3:38.91 (Stretford 2011)

Two times Olympian (2008 and 2012)
Three times World Championships representative (2007, 2009 and 2011)
European Championships 800m Silver Medalist (2010)
Five times British 800m Champion (2006 – 2010)

Michael Rimmer is one of the world’s top 800m runners. The Southport born athlete is the 2010 European silver medallist and and a record breaking 5 times British Champion between the years of 2006 and 2010. Michael has represented Team GB at two Olympic Games (2008 in Beijing and 2012 in London) and three World Championships (2007 in Osaka, 2009 in Berlin and 2011 in Daegu).

Coached by Norman Poole, Michael has a personal best time of 1:43.89 which he ran in Rieti in 2010. This is the 7th fastest time ever by a British athlete behind the likes of Seb Coe, Steve Cram, Peter Elliott and faster than former Olympic Champion, Steve Ovett. Michael holds the record of being the first British 800m runner to win national titles at U15, U17, junior and senior levels. A full list of Michael’s times and achievements can be found on his Power of 10 page.

Michael runs for the Liverpool Pembroke Sefton club. He went to school at Christ the King Catholic High School and obtained a degree in History at Liverpool John Moores University. He is known for wearing a trademark lucky white t-shirt underneath his vest no matter what kind of weather.

Find out what Michael gets up to away from the track by visiting More than an Athlete.

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