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Hari Chand Athletics

Hari Chand Athletics

Hari Chand (born April 1, 1953) is an Indian former long-distance runner. He is one of the few great distance runners that India has produced. In the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, he came eighth in the 10,000 metre run with a time of 28:48.72, this however was a national record for an Indian athlete and was only beaten 32 years later by Surendra Singh. In the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow he came 10th in the 10,000 metre run. He also came 22nd in the 1980 Olympic Men's Marathon.

Hari Chand and his contemporary Shivnath Singh were rivals, the rivalry had begun in national events in India, Chand went on to beat Singh in several races of the Asian Championships in 1973 and 1975