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List of famous male runners, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male runners list contains the most prominent and top males known for being runners. There are thousand of males working as runners in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic runners have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a runner then the people below should give you inspiration.

List contains people like Daniel Vargas, Martyn Rooney.

While this isn't a list of all male runners, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male runners?" and "Who are the best male runners?"

Matthew Wells is a British Olympic rower. Wells was born in Bradford and grew up in Hexham, where he learnt to row at Queen Elizabeth High School In 1996 he won the single sculls at the Coupe de la Jeunesse, and won gold in the double sculls at the World Junior Championships in 1997. He took bronze ...more

Age: 36

Birthplace: Bradford, United Kingdom

Profession: Runner, Rower

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Carlos Cordero Gomez is a Mexican athlete. He participated at the 2008 Summer Olympics finishing 32nd in the men's Marathon. and he also represented Mexico at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He won a silver medal in the 1500 metres at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games ...more

Age: 38

Birthplace: Irapuato, Mexico

Profession: Runner


Bilisuma Shugi Gelassa is an Ethiopian long-distance runner who competes internationally for Bahrain. He transferred to Bahrain at the end of 2009 and his first international appearance came a few months afterwards at the 2010 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, where he finished in the top 50 ...more

Age: 26

Birthplace: Oromia Region, Ethiopia

Profession: Runner, Track and field athlete

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Frank Shorter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Runners
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Frank Charles Shorter is an American former long-distance runner who won the gold medal in the marathon at the 1972 Summer Olympics. His victory is credited with igniting the running boom in the United States in the 1970s. ...more

Age: 68

Birthplace: Munich, Germany

Profession: Track and field athlete

Credits: Run for Your Life

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