Gordon Pirie
(1931-1991)

Died aged c. 60

Douglas Alistair Gordon Pirie (10 February 1931 – 7 December 1991) was an English long-distance runner. Born in Leeds, Pirie grew up in Coulsdon, Surrey, and ran for the South London Harriers. He died of cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) in Lymington, Hampshire.

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Gordon Pirie 1931-1991 South London Harriers and Coulsdon resident held 5 world records including the 4 x 1500m relay with local athlete Ralph Dunkley. Gordon also won 5000m Olympic silver Melbourne 1956

Coulsdon Comrades Club, 194 Brighton Road, Coulsdon, United Kingdom where they lived near