Mary Rand

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Mary Denise Rand, MBE (née Bignal on 10 February 1940) is an English former track and field athlete. She won the long jump at the 1964 Summer Olympics by breaking the world record, the first British female to win an Olympic gold medal in track and field. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary Rand has received more than 134,553 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Mary Rand is the 993rd most popular athlete (down from 634th in 2019), the 4,729th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,687th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular British Athlete.

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Among athletes, Mary Rand ranks 993 out of 3,055Before her are Jozef Pribilinec, Ryszard Parulski, Ron Freeman, Amadou Dia Ba, DeHart Hubbard, and Julius Sang. After her are Bill Toomey, Marieke Vervoort, William Stevenson, Frank Hussey, Tia Hellebaut, and Charles Moore.

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Among people born in 1940, Mary Rand ranks 438Before her are Johnny Giles, Phil Lesh, Whitney Smith, Peter Ryan, Alexei Panshin, and Bill Hunter. After her are Don LaFontaine, Carole Ann Ford, Daniel Goldin, Yamini Krishnamurthy, Brian Labone, and Melba Moore.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mary Rand ranks 4,729 out of 6,924Before her are Donald Dewar (1937), Harriet Harman (1950), Juliet Stevenson (1956), Tommy Gemmell (1943), Georgie Henley (1995), and Dan Abnett (1965). After her are Max Irons (1985), Ivor Broadis (1922), John McEnery (1943), Julie Covington (1946), Alice Evans (1971), and Marina Diamandis (1985).

Among ATHLETES In United Kingdom

Among athletes born in United Kingdom, Mary Rand ranks 43Before her are Mary Peters (1939), Audrey Williamson (1926), Ann Packer (1942), David Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter (1905), Harold Whitlock (1903), and Thelma Hopkins (1936). After her are Douglas Lowe (1902), Paula Radcliffe (1973), Daley Thompson (1958), Jayne Torvill (1957), Steve Redgrave (1962), and Willie Applegarth (1890).