Stephen Cram, British retired track and field athlete. Along with fellow Britons Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett, he was one of the world's dominant middle distance runners during the 1980s. Nicknamed "The Jarrow Arrow", after his home town, Cram set world records in the 1500 m, 2000 m, and the mile during a 19-day period in the summer of 1985. He was the first man to run 1500 m under 3 minutes and 30 seconds. He won the 1500 m gold medal at the 1983 World Championships and the 1500 m silver medal at the 1984 Olympic Games.(born 14 October 1960) is a
|Full name||Stephen Cram|
|Nickname(s)||The Jarrow Arrow|
|Born||14 October 1960|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||10 st 12 lb (69 kg)|
|Event(s)||1500 metres, Mile|
|Club||Jarrow & Hebburn|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||800 metres: 1:42.88 |
1500 metres: 3:29.67
3000 metres: 7:43.1
5000 meters: 13:28.58
In 2000, Cram co-founded international children’s charity COCO (Comrades of Children Overseas) with British Army Major Jim Panton after running the Bosnia Comrades ultramarathon in 1998. Cram remains chairman of COCO, an organisation which currently provides sustainable sources of quality education to children living in poor, remote parts of East Africa.
Cram now works as a television presenter and athletics commentator, motivational speaker and athletics coach. In 2021, he was elected as the new president of the British Orienteering Federation.