Anuradha Cooray

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Club:Vale of Aylesbury/Sri Lanka
Age Group:V40
Region:South East
Lead Coach:Nick Taylor

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Anuradha Indrajith Cooray (March 24, 1978, Sri Lanka -) Sri Lankan competitor at the 2004 Olympic games, who finished 30th out of 113 in the marathon with a time of 2:19:24.

He won the gold medal in the marathon at the SAF games in Pakistan in 2004. He had previously been a 5000 and 10000 m runner.

Cooray is Sri Lanka's national record holder in the men's marathon and 10,000 metres and brings back memories of K.A. Karunaratne. Cooray started his running career as a 5000m runner at Divulapitiya Central College. He joined the Sri Lankan army in 1999, coming under the brigadier Perry Liyanage. Cooray reached his peak at the 2004 South Asian Games in Islamabad, April 2004, where he clocked two hours, 16 minutes, 36 seconds to secure the gold medal. Cooray's main aim was to compete in the Athens Olympics with a personal best. However he finished eight minutes and 29 seconds behind the gold medalist Stefano Baldani (2:10:55).

Anuradha is currently living in Buckinghamshire, running again and competing for the Vale of Aylesbury Athletic Club. He represented Sri Lanka at the London Olympics in the Marathon finishing in 55th place.

Best known performances
5M25:11 25:11 5M

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2004 2005 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

2017 V35 Vale of Aylesbury/Sri Lanka
HMMT73:3073:281High WycombeGrant & Stone Wycombe Half Marathon16 Jul 17
2016 V35 Vale of Aylesbury/Sri Lanka
1000029:32.481AylesburySouth of England, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire 10000m Championships21 Sep 16
2015 V35 Vale of Aylesbury/Sri Lanka
10K29:531AylesburyBearbrook 10K9 Aug 15
HM64:4564:453HackneyRun Hackney Half Marathon10 May 15
HM64:4764:4771CardiffLloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon4 Oct 15
Mar2:13:472:13:4714LondonVirgin London Marathon26 Apr 15
Mar2:25:0429Beijing, CHNIAAF World Championships Marathon22 Aug 15
2014 V35 Vale of Aylesbury/Sri Lanka
500014:18.154OxfordBMC Grand Prix19 Jul 14
7.664KL23:22 3L1Milton KeynesSouthern Men's 12 Stage Relays16 Mar 14
10M50:2250:182MaidenheadMaidenhead Easter 1018 Apr 14
HM65:2076Copenhagen, DENCopenhagen Half Marathon (IAAF World Championships)29 Mar 14
HM66:4566:443HackneyRun Hackney Half Marathon22 Jun 14
HM69:1869:181HanleyPotters Arf Half Marathon8 Jun 14
20M1:45:331:45:311BramleyBramley 2016 Feb 14
Mar2:15:516Incheon, KORAsian Games Marathon3 Oct 14
2013 SEN Vale of Aylesbury/Sri Lanka
10K30:13c2BristolBristol 10K5 May 13
10K31:3831:381AylesburyBearbrook 10K11 Aug 13
10K31:481Princes RisboroughPrinces Risborough 10K7 Jul 13
10M48:572TwickenhamCabbage Patch 1020 Oct 13
10M50:2250:221MaidenheadMaidenhead Easter 1029 Mar 13
HM65:58c6BristolBristol Half Marathon15 Sep 13
HM66:0666:046BathBath Half Marathon3 Mar 13
HM66:4166:417ReadingReading Half Marathon17 Mar 13
HM66:5666:561OxfordOxford Half Marathon13 Oct 13
HM68:0068:003StroudStroud Half Marathon27 Oct 13
HM68:3668:353WatfordWatford Half Marathon3 Feb 13
Mar2:17:532:17:5316LondonVirgin London Marathon21 Apr 13
2012 SEN Vale of Aylesbury/Sri Lanka
500014:17.381CWatfordBMC Grand Prix9 Jun 12
7.664KL23:34 2L1Milton KeynesSEAA Men's 12-Stage Relay Long Legs25 Mar 12
5M25:11 25:11 1Milton KeynesWolverton 524 Nov 12
10K29:44c3BristolBristol 10K20 May 12
10K30:2830:2811LondonBupa London 10,000 (10K)27 May 12
10K30:441Princes RisboroughPrinces Risborough 10K8 Jul 12
10K31:5531:551ChestertonAndy Reading 10K9 Dec 12
10M49:5049:491MaidenheadMaidenhead Easter 10 (Inc Berkshire Champ)6 Apr 12
HM66:17c8BristolBristol Half Marathon30 Sep 12
Mar2:17:502:17:5023LondonVirgin London Marathon22 Apr 12
Mar2:20:4155LondonOlympic Games Marathon12 Aug 12
2011 SEN Vale of Aylesbury/Sri Lanka
5K15:271London Hyde ParkBrooks Serpentine Last Friday 5K25 Mar 11
5K15:421AylesburyAylesbury Boxing Day 5K26 Dec 11
10K30:421AylesburyBearbrook 10K14 Aug 11
10K31:021Princes RisboroughPrinces Risborough 10K3 Jul 11
HM66:153BristolBristol Half Marathon11 Sep 11
HM67:2167:201Milton KeynesMilton Keynes Half Marathon13 Mar 11
Mar2:18:4210Pune, INDPune International Marathon4 Dec 11
Mar2:21:122:21:1127LondonVirgin London Marathon17 Apr 11
2010 SEN Vale of Aylesbury/Sri Lanka
15004:11.42AHillingdonSouthern Men's League Division 226 Jun 10
15004:12.81ACambridgeSouthern Men's League Division 231 Jul 10
30008:54.703WatfordWatford Graded Open7 Apr 10
500014:50.408BSolihullBMC Nike Grand Prix10 Jul 10
500015:01.42ABattersea ParkSouthern Men's League Division 25 Jun 10
500015:05.51AHemel HempsteadSouthern Men's League Division 2 Match 11 May 10
500015:19.21APerivaleSouthern Men's League Division 215 May 10
500015:42.81ACambridgeSouthern Men's League Division 231 Jul 10
500015:43.01AHillingdonSouthern Men's League Division 226 Jun 10
5K14:581CharndonCharndon 5K18 May 10
7.798KL25:3216 L1Milton KeynesSouthern Men's 12 Stage Relays (Long Legs)21 Mar 10
10K31:381Princes RisboroughPrinces Risborough 10K4 Jul 10
10K31:431AylesburyBearbrook 10K8 Aug 10
10K32:081CartertonCarterton 10K28 Mar 10
10M51:252MaidenheadMaidenhead Easter 102 Apr 10
HM67:0167:013StroudStroud Half Marathon24 Oct 10
HM67:3614BristolBristol Half Marathon5 Sep 10
HM69:0469:042Milton KeynesNike Milton Keynes Half Marathon7 Mar 10
HM69:5369:527WokinghamWokingham Half Marathon21 Feb 10
2009 SEN Vale of Aylesbury/Sri Lanka
Mile4:27.61Stoke MandevilleVale of Aylesbury 1 Mile Championships1 Oct 09
500014:46.0812BWatfordBMC Nike Grand Prix13 Jun 09
5K15:011CharndonCharndon 5K19 May 09
10K31:221Weston TurvilleBearbrook 10K9 Aug 09
10K31:281Princes RisboroughPrinces Risborough 10K5 Jul 09
10K32:321WinslowWinslow 10K22 Feb 09
10M51:221MaidenheadMaidenhead Easter 10M10 Apr 09
HM66:464StroudStroud Half Marathon25 Oct 09
HM67:39c14BristolBristol Half Marathon6 Sep 09
HM69:312Milton KeynesNike+ Milton Keynes Half Marathon8 Mar 09
Mar2:21:022:21:0222LondonLondon Marathon26 Apr 09
2008 SEN Vale of Aylesbury/Sri Lanka
5K15:384AylesburyAylesbury Boxing Day 5K26 Dec 08
HM69:4469:434StroudStroud Half Marathon26 Oct 08
2005 SEN Sri Lanka
HM65:35Colombo, Sri LankaSri Lanka Half Marathon Championship10 Sep 05
Mar2:20:162827LondonLondon Marathon17 Apr 05
2004 SEN Sri Lanka
Mar2:16:381Islamabad, PAKSouth Asian Games24 Apr 04
Mar2:19:2430Athens, GREOlympic Games29 Aug 04
Total Performances: 82
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