Paul Ballinger (born 25 March 1953) is a retired long-distance runner from New Zealand, who won the 1982 edition of the Fukuoka Marathon, clocking 2:10:15 on 5 December 1982 setting the current national record. A year later he finished in 27th place (2:16:06) at the inaugural 1983 World Championships. He is a four-time national champion for New Zealand in the marathon.
At the 1978 Commonwealth Games he finished 6th in the marathon with a time of 2:17:46.
|Representing New Zealand|
|1978||Commonwealth Games||Edmonton, Canada||6th||2:17:46|
|1981||Fukuoka Marathon||Fukuoka, Japan||11th||2:14:04|
|1982||Fukuoka Marathon||Fukuoka, Japan||1st||2:10:15|
|1983||World Championships||Helsinki, Finland||27th||2:16:06|
Fukuoka Marathon – men's winners
New Zealand national champions in men's 10,000 m
Note: 6 miles before 1970
New Zealand national champions in men's marathon