Roman Kejžar

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Roman Kejžar
Personal information
Nationality Slovenia
Born (1966-02-11) 11 February 1966 (age 54)
Kranj, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)Marathon
ClubAK Velenje
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Half-marathon: 1:02:49 (2000)
Marathon: 2:11:50 (2000)

Roman Kejžar (born February 11, 1966 in Kranj) is a Slovenian long-distance and marathon runner.[1] He is a three-time Olympian, and a 2004 national marathon champion. He also set both a national record and a personal best time of 2:11:50 at the 2000 Turin Marathon, earning him a spot on the Slovenian team for the Olympics.[2]

At age thirty-four, Kejzar made his official debut for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where he placed sixty-second out of a hundred runners in the men's marathon, with a time of 2:26:38, fourteen seconds behind Tanzania's Zebedayo Bayo. He displayed a stellar performance at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, when he finished fifty-fourth in the marathon for the second time, posting his best Olympic career time of 2:23:34.

Eight years after competing in his first Olympics, Kejzar qualified for his third Slovenian team, as a 42-year-old, at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, by placing nineteenth and reaching an A-standard time of 2:17:26 from the 2007 Berlin Marathon.[3] He successfully finished the race in sixty-seventh place by nine seconds behind Mexico's Francisco Bautista, with a time of 2:29:37.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Roman Kejžar". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  2. ^ Ramsak, Bob (23 October 2005). "Njoroge, Grandovec easy winners in Ljubljana Marathon". IAAF. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Kejžar z olimpijsko normo" [Kejžar reached an Olympic norm] (in Slovenian). Atletska Zveza Slovenije. 30 September 2007. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Men's Marathon". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2013.

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