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Running legend, Michael Swinton "Bruce" Tulloh, dies aged 82

Famed barefoot runner, world-class athlete, coach and author Bruce Tulloh has passed away at his home in Marlborough on 28th April 2018. Bruce won the European title in the men's 5,000 metres at the 1962 European Championships, set a British six-miles record (27:23.8) in 1966, and was part of the national title winning Portsmouth A.C. team in cross-country and road running in the 1960s amoung many other accolades. He was famous for running barefoot in many of his races, the first non-African to compete without shoes in top-level international races, arguing that the lack of weight on his feet enabled him to accelerate more suddenly.  

Full article with detail at Athletics Weekly

 

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