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Wendy Sly

Wendy Sly

BA English and Drama, 1981

Wendy won the Olympic Silver medal in the 3000 metres at the 1984 Los Angeles games and came 7th in the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

She was one of the world’s leading middle distance runners on the track in the 1980s, as well as being a top performer in distance events on the road.

In January 1983 she ran the fastest ever mile by a British woman.

Wendy continues to be involved in British athletics, mentoring some of the most talented young athletes in the country and helping them to develop to the stars of the future.