Participants

Ieuan THOMAS

Ieuan THOMAS
    Athletics
Birth Date:  17 Jul 1989
Place of Birth:  NEWPORT
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  28
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  180
Weight (Kg):  66

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Men's 3000m Steeplechase 7

Ieuan THOMAS - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Fri, 13 Apr 19:30
Gold Medal Event Men's 3000m Steeplechase Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2017 London, GBR Men's 3000m Steeplechase 15r1h2 8:52.96

Nickname: Thomas, Ya-Ya (Athlete, Sep 2017)
Hobbies

Theatre and the arts, live music, movies, cooking, playing golf and hiking (Athlete, Sep 2017)  


Occupation: Marketing manager, Sporttape Ltd (Athlete, Sep 2017)
Education: Science at Cardiff Metropolitan University, WAL; exercise science at Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, USA
Languages spoken: English
Coach

PERSONAL: James THIE (WAL) (Athlete, Sep 2017)      


Injuries

Various grade-one muscle tears and plantar fascia (foot) tear in 2015. Two quadriceps tears from hitting steeplechase barriers in 2016 and 2017. (Athlete, Sep 2017)  


Reason: Liked idea of an individual sport where performance is black and white. "There is very little politics in team selections." (Athlete, Sep 2017)
Ambition: Medal at Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. "I don't think anyone goes into a major competition only wanting to make up the numbers. I'd also love to break the Welsh steeplechase record." (Athlete, Sep 2017)
Memorable: Running in first major international event, the London 2017 World Championships and "hearing the roar of the crowd when you're introduced". (Athlete, Sep 2017)
Hero: Great runners of the past, including Steve PREFONTAINE (USA), Steve JONES (WAL) and Kenenisa BEKELE (ETH), and current teammates. (Athlete, Sep 2017)
Influence: Parents and coach James THIE (WAL) (Athlete, Sep 2017)
Ritual: Peanut butter and jam bagels for breakfast. "I try not to have too many rituals, as it's very hard to get things exact when you're travelling for races." (Athlete, Sep 2017)
Additional information

LATE CALL
While racing in July and on target to achieve qualifying time for London 2017 World Championships, he fell at final water jump. Eventually invited by IAAF to fill a 'rolldown' position when event quota numbers fall short. (runblogrun.com, 20 Jul 2017; newsjs.co, 24 Jul 2017)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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