David Cannon (athlete)

David Albert "Dave" Cannon (born 7 August 1950) is a retired male long-distance runner from England, who competed in the late 1970s and early 1980s in the men's marathon. He won the 1981 edition of the Paris Marathon ex-æquo with USA's Ron Tabb.

Earlier in his running career, Cannon had been a successful fell runner, his many victories including several wins in the Ben Nevis Race. He was the British Fell Running Champion in 1972. Later, he guided Kenny Stuart in the latter's transition from the fells to road running.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  United Kingdom and  England
1980 Fukuoka Marathon Fukuoka, Japan 10th Marathon 2:11:35
Montreal International Marathon Montréal, Canada 1st Marathon 2:11:21
Auckland Marathon Auckland, New Zealand 2nd Marathon 2:13:44
1981 Auckland Marathon Auckland, New Zealand 1st Marathon 2:12:53
Paris Marathon Paris, France 1st Marathon 2:11:44
1982 European Championships Athens, Greece 12th 2:21:33
1983 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 11th Marathon 2:12:51


  1. Steve Chilton, It's a Hill, Get Over It (Dingwall, 2013), 219-22.

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