Linda Keough

Linda Keough (after marriage Staines; born December 26, 1963 at the London Borough of Hackney ) is a former British sprinter.

At the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh in 1986, she won silver in the English team in the 4 x 400 - meter relay. With the British relay she finished sixth at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul in the same discipline.

In 1990, she won at the Commonwealth Games in Auckland silver in the 400 - meter race and gold in the 4 x 400 - meter relay. At the European Athletics Championships in Split was fifth in the 400m and took the British team bronze in the 4 x 400 - meter relay.

At the World Athletics Championships 1991 in Tokyo, she came in the 400m semi-finals and was in the Fourth Season. After she was sidelined due to injury in 1992, she won at the 1993 World Championships in Stuttgart bronze with the British 4 x 400 -meter relay. In individual competition, she reached the semi-finals.

In 1994 she was first with the British team at the European Championships in Helsinki fourth in the 4 x 400 - meter relay and then won in the same discipline with the English team gold at the Commonwealth Games in Victoria.

In 2005 she presented the current British Age records in the class W 40 over 400 m ( 54.81 s ) and 800 m ( 2:06,86 min).

Linda Keough is 1,74 m tall and weighs 60 kg. She started for the Basingstoke and Mid Hants Athletics Club. With her ​​husband, the former long-distance runner Gary Staines, it operates in Colorado, a sporting goods store called Runners Roost.

Personal Best

  • 200 m: 23.51 s, July 8, 1989, Mechelen
  • 400 m: 50.98 s, August 26, 1991, Tokyo Hall: 52.87 s, February 23, 1990, Glasgow