pat-butcher

Introducing…

Pat Butcher is a writer, journalist, television producer and commentator, now concentrating mostly on books and blogging.

Although writing occasionally on subjects of general interest, his speciality is track and field athletics.

He first attended the Olympic Games in Munich 1972; and has covered all World Athletics Championships and Olympic Games as writer and/or commentator since 1980.

Please consult the menu for links to a variety of projects, from the recently published QUICKSILVER, The Mercurial Emil Zátopek; to the highly acclaimed The Perfect Distance: Ovett & Coe, The Record Breaking Rivalry, which is being made into a film; to the television documentaries, Arabian Knight, The Story of Said Aouita and Race For Kenya; to the radio programme Great Lives; and to various newspaper, magazine and website articles.


Latest Posts

ANOTHER GIANT LEAP…

Published on November 25, 2016

For those of us who have another life beyond running and track & field athletics in general, it’s only natural that we’re going to miss some important events. But as a former occasional steeplechaser, I really should have noticed that Ruth Jebet ran 8min 52.38sec in Paris at the end of August, a sensational time […]

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SO LONG, LEONARD

Published on November 11, 2016

Leonard Cohen has died; and for those of us who came of age in the sixties, and found his melancholy words and music an effective counterbalance to the raucous rock that otherwise permeated our lives and threatened out eardrums, it is a sad day, and a reminder of our own fragile mortality. The man himself […]

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BOY INTERRUPTED?

Published on October 21, 2016

  When Chris Chataway died a couple of years ago, I wrote an obituary recalling the various lives of a multi-talented man, mentioning in passing that he had been a long-serving member of the west of London running club, Walton AC whose ranks had briefly been swelled in the late 1940s by an even more […]

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