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Timothy Berrett


Getting to know…

  • Born in Britain, he came to Canada in 1987 on a Canadian Rhodes Foundation Scholarship
  • Graduated in 1986 from Oxford University (Philosophy, Politics, Economics); obtained a master’s degree in 1988/1989 from Queen’s University; in 1997, obtained his Ph.D in Sports Administration and Management from the University of Alberta
  • His wife, Tara Croxford was a member of the Canadian Field Hockey team and competed at the 1992 Olympic Games, finishing 7th

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
1992 Barcelona AthleticsRace Walk 20km - Men14
1992 Barcelona AthleticsRace Walk 50km - MenDSQ
1996 Atlanta AthleticsRace Walk 50km - Men10
2000 Sydney AthleticsRace Walk 20km - Men26
2000 Sydney AthleticsRace Walk 50km - MenDSQ
2004 Athens AthleticsRace Walk 50km - Men31
2008 Beijing AthleticsRace Walk 50km - Men38

Notable International Results

  • Five-time Olympian with a career best finish of 10th in the 50km race walk in 1996
  • Competed at nine world outdoor championships with a best of 7th in 1993 (50 km race walk)
  • 2002 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist