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Elliot Giles

Elliot Giles

Elliot Giles (born 26 May 1994) is an English middle-distance runner from Birmingham, specialising in the 800 metres.[2] He is best known for winning the bronze at the 2016 European Championships.

He has a Jamaican father and an English mother.[3]

Elliot Giles
Personal information
Born26 May 1994
EducationSt Mary's University
Event(s)800 metres
Coached byMatt Yates(2016)James Brewer (2015-2016)Eddie Cockayne (-2015)[1]


In August 2014, he had a serious motorcycle accident which prevented him from competing for two years.[4]

His breakthrough year was 2016 when he became British champion over the distance, and was selected for the senior GB team for the first time at the European Athletics Championships where he won a surprise bronze medal. His new personal best of 1:45.54, set in the final, qualified him for the 2016 Summer Olympics. In Rio de Janeiro, however, he only managed seventh place in his heat which was not good enough for a place in the semifinals.

International competitions

RepresentingGreat BritainandEngland
2016European ChampionshipsAmsterdam, Netherlands3rd800 m1:45.54
Olympic GamesRio de Janeiro, Brazil29th (h)800 m1:47.88
2017World ChampionshipsLondon, United Kingdom20th (sf)800 m1:46.95
2018World Indoor ChampionshipsBirmingham, United Kingdom4th800 m1:48.22
Commonwealth GamesGold Coast, Australia15th (h)800 m1:48.54
World CupLondon3rd800 m1:47.40
European ChampionshipsBerlin, Germany15th (sf)800 m1:47.40

Personal bests


  • 800 metres – 1:45.54 (Amsterdam 2016)


  • 800 metres – 1:45.46 (Birmingham 2018)


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