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PRENDERGAST Tim
Sport Para athletics
NPC New Zealand   
GenderMen
Age41
Place of BirthWellington, NZL
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T13, F13
Further Personal Information
Residence
London, ENG
Occupation
Athlete, Motivational Speaker
Languages
English
Higher education
Victoria University: Wellington, NZL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began running in 1990 at school in Wellington, New Zealand.
Why this sport?
"Cricket was my passion before my sight loss but running became an option as my sight deteriorated. My family was involved in running and I fell in love with the sport."
Senior International Debut
Year
1998
Competing for
New Zealand
Location
Madrid, ESP
General Interest
Nicknames
Prendo (wgel.org.uk, 18 Dec 2011)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 09 Aug 2012)
Hero / Idol
English athlete Roger Bannister. (sportengland.org, 01 Mar 2010)
Injuries
In 2011 he had Achilles tendinopathy. (skysports.com, 04 Jan 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Make your dreams more than a vision." (sportengland.org, 01 Mar 2010)
Ambitions
To run a marathon in under two hours and 30 minutes. (Twitter profile, 24 Mar 2015)
Impairment
He has lost 95% of his sight. He began losing his vision at age eight. (skysports.com, 04 Jan 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2000 1500m T13 4:00.58
2 2000 800m T13 1:56.30
1 2004 800m T13 1:56.23 
4 2004 1500m T13 3:56.03 
4 2008 5000m T13 15:13.60
5 2008 1500m T13 4:09.09
6 2008 800m T13 1:56.28
6 2012 1500m T13 3:53.60
5 2012 800m T13 1:55.85
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2002 800m T13 1:56.52
2 2002 1500m T13 3:57.19
2 2006 800m T13 1:56.15
2 2006 1500m T13 4:10.25
7 2011 1500m T13 4:50.09
Marathon World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2015 Marathon T13 2:47:23