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

SAVE THE OLYMPIASTADION!

Published on June 8, 2017

  Remember Berlino? Of course you do; the Bear was the star of the show at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, even outshining his young pal, Jumpin’ Jack Flash from Jamaica (see below). Well, Berlino is in big trouble. His natural habitat is in grave danger! The iconic Olympiastadion in Berlin is under threat […]

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KIPSANG AND RONOH FACE-OFF

Published on June 2, 2017

  With a distant eye on retrieving the marathon world record this coming Autumn, Wilson Kipsang takes a chance of getting beaten by one of his training partners again, when he races the Mattoni České Budějovice Half-Marathon in the Czech Republic tomorrow evening, Saturday June 3. The race is one of the RunCzech series of […]

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TORRID TIMES IN BANGKOK

Published on May 21, 2017

  Whatever the circumstances, talent is likely to prevail. And so it proved, when Silas Muturi and Esther Macharia of Kenya won men’s and women’s races at the inaugural Bangkok Midnight Marathon early on Sunday morning, May 21. Their winning times were 2.30.23 and 2.53.31 respectively; some 18 and 23 minutes slower than their bests. […]

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