In the low-profile sport of steeplechase running, Graeme Fell was the Canadian star during most of the 1980s and early 1990s. Battling through injuries and exercise-induced asthma he dominated the sport at home while providing the country with a strong international presence.

Fell was ranked in the top-ten for seven years and in 1983, 1985, and 1989 was in the world’s top-five. The
Vancouver elementary school teacher was a member of the Richmond Kajaks running club where he was coached by fellow BC Sports Hall of Famer Doug Clement.

In 1982 Fell won the silver medal in the 3000 metre steeplechase at the Commonwealth Games and at the world championships the following year he placed sixth. In 1985 he set a Canadian record in the 3000m distance that still stands today. At the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Scotland, Fell won the gold medal and finished fifth at the world championships the following year.

He represented Canada at two Olympic Games: the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul and in 1992 in Barcelona. In 1994 he won his third Commonwealth Games medal by taking bronze in Victoria.

Fell was the co-founder and co-director of the Vancouver Sun Run for seventeen years. In 1986 and 1987 he won the 10-km race. Later he coached high school middle and long distance runners.