Chris Fisher (athletics) was a middle distance runner who raced for Australia at the 1970 Edinburgh and 1972 Munich Olympic Games. The winner of three consecutive Australian 1500m titles from 1970-1972, Fisher finished 4th in the 800m and 8th in the 1500m in Edinburgh, before going on to be a semi finalist in Munich in the 1500m. Fisher was the first South Australian runner to break the four minute mile mark. Turning professional after the 1972 Olympic Games, Fisher won two events at the famous Stawell Gift carnival, including the 1975 Herb Hedemann Invitation 1500m from scratch, in a time of 3:43.7 which was a then Australian professional record. Fisher won the event again in 1980, becoming a two-time winner saw him inducted into the Stawell Athletics Club Hall of Fame. Fisher held the South Australian 800m record of 1.47.0, set in 1971, until the time record was broken in 2020.
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