Famous RedHead Sports person
by Robert Malseed
In the "Famous Sports" (Famous Athletes) category you need to include John Mayock. John Paul Mayock OBE (born Barnsley, 26 October 1970) is a British middle distance runner. He has competed at 3 Olympic Games, at the 1996 games in Atlanta and the 2000 games in Sydney in the 1500 m and at the 2004 games in Athens in the 5000 m. He has also competed at 3 Commonwealth Games, in 1994 in Victoria and 1998 in Kuala Lumpur where he won bronze and silver medals in the 1500 m. He placed 4th in the 5000, at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. He currently holds British indoor records for the 2000 m (4:57.09) and 2 miles (8:17.06). His previous record in the 3000 m (7:41.09) was broken by Mo Farah in 2009. Mayock represented Great Britain 58 times during his career.