John Campbell
Personal information
NationalityNew Zealand
Born (1949-02-06) 6 February 1949 (age 73)
Dunedin, New Zealand
SportLong-distance running

John Campbell (born 6 February 1949) is a New Zealand long-distance runner. He competed in the men's marathon at the 1988 Summer Olympics.[1]

He set the Masters record when at the age of 41, he ran 2:11:04 at the 1990 Boston Marathon, breaking the previous Masters record by 15 seconds set by Jack Foster at the 1974 British Commonwealth Games.[2][3]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "John Campbell Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  2. ^ "John Campbell – New Zealand's Record-Breaking Masters Marathon Runner". Hicks Bay Motel. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
  3. ^ "A Master among Masters". Sports illustrated Vault. Retrieved 31 October 2020.