Hugh Jones

Hugh Jones was born in London, on 1th November, 1955. He was the first British man to win the London Marathon in 1982 with a time of 2:09:24.

United Kingdom Marathon & Long-distance


Hugh began competing in long-distance running during the Upper School and continued during the University.

He was properly a real Marathon Champion, winning the Stockholm Marathon twice, in 1983, setting the still-current Record of 2:11:37, and in 1992.

Actually, Jones holds the position of Secretary of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) as well as the editorship of AIMS’ Distance Running magazine which he started in 2000.

He is married with 4 children and lives in London.

Personal bests

London Marathon, 1982, 2:09:24, 1st position. First British to win the London Marathon.

Helsinki Half Marathon, 1983, 2:11:15.

Bristol Half Marathon, 2003, 1:12:27.

1981Oslo MarathonOsloMarathon Gold2:13:06 
1981New York City MarathonNew YorkMarathon Bronze2:10:59 
1982City-Pier-City LoopThe HagueHalf Marathon Gold1:01:06 
1982London MarathonLondonMarathon Gold2:09:24 
1983Stockholm MarathonStockholmMarathon Gold2:11:37 
1992Stockholm MarathonStockholmMarathon Gold2:15:58 
1995Glitnir Reykjavik MarathonReykjavikMarathon Gold2:29:26

London Marathon, 1982, 2:09:24, 1st position.

Oslo Marathon, 1981, 2:13:06, 1st position.

New York Marathon, 1981, 2:10:59, 3rd position.

City-Pier-City Loop Half Marathon, The Hague 1982, 1:01:06, 1st position.

Stockholm Marathon, 1983, 2:11:37, 1st position.

Olympic Games, Los Angeles 1984, Marathon, 2:13:57, 12th position.

European Championships, Stuttgart 1986, Marathon, 2:11:49, 5th position.

World Championships, Rome 1987, Marathon, 2:12:54, 5th position.

Stockholm Marathon, 1992, 2:15:58, 1st position.

Glitnir Reykjavik Marathon, 1995, 2:29:26, 1st position.