Chris Maddocks Biography
Christopher (“Chris”) Lloyd Maddocks (born 28 March 1957) is a male retired race walker from Great Britain. He competed in five consecutive Summer Olympics for his native country, starting in 1984. In his final competitive race, the 50 km walk at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, he overcame a hamstring injury to finish in last place. In completing the race, he set the record as the first British track athlete to compete in five Olympic Games. Following his retirement, he became a sports journalist.
Chris Maddocks is a famous Olympic athlete, who was born on March 28, 1957 in United States.
According to Astrologers, Chris Maddocks zodiac sign is Aries
Born in Tiverton, Devon, he started in athletics as a cross country runner, and had ambitions to run marathons. Prior to the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, he set a new British record in the 50 km walk, winning in Gydinia. In spite of achieving the Olympic qualifying time, he was not selected for the Games. He broke the record again winning in Paris a month after the Olympics. He then retired from the sport on a “semi-basis” for two and a half years.
Chris Maddocks Net Worth
Chris Maddocks is one of the richest Olympic athlete. Chris Maddocks is also listed on the elit list of Richest Olympic athlete born on March 28 . According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Chris Maddocks net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.
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After the 2000 Summer Olympics, his lack of an honour in the New Years Honours List was criticised as he took a break from competitive athletics. He sought Lottery funding once more in order to compete at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. After a year, he hadn’t ruled out attempting to qualify for the 2004 Summer Olympics.
He won an award for services to athletics at the 2000 British Athletics Writers Awards, having become a freelance journalist following his retirement from professional athletics. He was an analyst for the racewalking events for American television network NBC in 2012 Summer Olympics and 2016 Summer Olympics. He also commentates at sporting events such as the National 100 mile Centurion Walking championship in 2018.
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In 1983, Maddocks improved his British 50 km record again with a ninth-place finish at the IAAF World Cup in Bergen, Norway. He made his first Olympic appearance at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, finishing his race in sixteenth place. Maddocks was runner up in the English Commonwealth Games trials in 1986, qualifying him for the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh. At the Games, he finished the race in fourth position. At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, he finished in 24th position in the men’s 20km walk.
Chris struggled with his inner demons for many years before writing his autobiography. “Money Walks” was published to coincide with the 2012 Olympics, at which time Chris was a specialist TV sports commentator for NBC. The book is available on Amazon.
Money Walks – An autobiography by five-time Olympian Chris Maddocks (2012). Short Run Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0875424347
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Ranked on the list of most popular Olympic athlete. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United States.
In November 1989, Maddocks was part of an invited elite field of international race walkers in the New York Marathon. He finished second behind Mexican Carlos Mercenario in a British record 3 hours 14 minutes 37 seconds. The following year, he regained the British 50 km record at Burrator, England, with a winning time of 3 hours 51 minutes 37 seconds.
Maddocks’s final international race was at the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics. He had set an Olympic qualifying time of 3 hours 57 minutes and 10 seconds when winning the Dutch 50 km championship race in March 2000. Prior to the games he was refused National Lottery funding and he couldn’t find a shoe sponsor, although ASICS sent him a complimentary pair. He injured his hamstring before the race but entered the race nonetheless; he fell behind the rest of the athletes. He entered the Stadium Australia as I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers was played over the loudspeakers in his honour, and as the 100,000 crowd cheered him on to finish. His time was 4 hours, 52 minutes and 4 seconds, more than an hour after Robert Korzeniowski won the race. His completion of the race meant that he became the first British track athlete to compete in five Olympic Games. Tessa Sanderson remains the record holder in all sports, having appeared at six Olympic Games for Great Britain.
In April 2002, two months after he started studying journalism at University of Leeds, Maddocks announced his retirement from professional athletics.