Andrea Longo (runner)

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Andrea Longo
Personal information
NationalityItalian
Born (1975-06-26) 26 June 1975 (age 45)
Piove di Sacco, Italy
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight83 kg (183 lb)
Sport
CountryItaly Italy
SportAthletics
Event(s)Middle distance running
ClubG.S. Fiamme Oro
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 800 m: 1:43.74 (2000)

Andrea Longo (born 26 June 1975 in Piove di Sacco) is a former Italian middle-distance runner.

Biography[edit]

He achieved his personal best just before Sydney Olympics, running 1'43"74 in Rieti in September 2000, reaching the second place in the all-time ranking in Italy, behind former world record holder Marcello Fiasconaro. He was disqualified from the 800 metres final at the 2000 Summer Olympics after barging Switzerland's André Bucher. He served a two-year ban from 2001 for testing positive for nandrolone.

After his ban his best performances have been a 5th place at the 2003 World Championships and a 7th place at the 2006 European Athletics Championships, both in the 800m. He was also a semi-finalist at the 2004 Olympics. He is the European record holder for the rarely run 600m (1'14"41). He is the husband of Fabé Dia.[1]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Italy
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 10th (sf) 800m 1:52.00
1997 European U23 Championships Turku, Finland 1st 800m 1:46.49
7th 4 × 400 m relay 3:08.00
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 6th 800 metres 1:45.33 [2]
2003 World Championships Paris, France 5th 800 metres 1:45.43

National titles[edit]

Andrea Longo has won 7 times the individual national championship.[3][4]

  • 4 wins in the 800 metres (1998, 1999, 2000, 2005)
  • 1 win in the 800 metres indoor (1997)
  • 2 wins in the 1500 metres indoor (2004, 2005)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La cena del sorriso Testimonial sportivi per donare il sorriso con Operation Smile" (in Italian). webdiocesi.chiesacattolica.it. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
  2. ^ He ran in a better cron (1:45.01) in preliminary rounds.
  3. ^ ""CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANI SUL PODIO TRICOLORE – 1906 2012" (PDF). sportolimpico.it. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
  4. ^ "ITALIAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS". gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 14 December 2012.

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