Yvonne Murray

4 October 1964


Yvonne Murray MBE (born in Musselburgh, married name Yvonne Murray-Mooney), is a Scottish former middle-distance and long-distance track and road-running athlete. She won a bronze medal in the 3000 metres at the 1988 Olympic Games, and gold medals at this distance at the 1993 World Indoor Championships and the 1990 European Championships. She also won a gold medal in the 10,000 metres at the 1994 Commonwealth Games.

Murray won the bronze medal at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh for the 3000 m. She then went on to win the bronze medal at the 1986 European Championships. In 1987, she was the European indoor champion at 3000 m. At the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, she won a bronze medal for the 3000 m. In 1989, she won the World Cup 3000 m in. In January 1990, at the Commonwealth Games in Auckland, she won silver in the 3000 m behind Canada's Angela Chalmers, with fellow Scot Liz McColgan third. Later that year, she won a gold medal at the European Championships in Split in the 3000 m. In 1993, Murray won a gold medal at the World Indoor Championships, again over 3000 m. Then in 1994, she won silver at the European Championships, and then went on to win a gold medal in the Commonwealth Games, this time for the 10,000 m.

Murray was five-time Scottish outdoor champion. She was a UK champion at 3000 metres 1985 and 1987, and at 5000 metres in 1983. She was five-time AAA champion outdoors, and AAA indoor champion in 1984.

Murray was awarded an MBE in 1990. She was inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame on 12. 

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