Ruggero Pertile

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Ruggero Pertile
Ruggero Pertile (Italy) - London 2012 Mens Marathon.jpg
Ruggero Pertile in the marathon at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Personal information
Born (1974-08-08) 8 August 1974 (age 46)
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight56 kg (123 lb)
Country Italy
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Marathon: 2:09:53 (2009)

Ruggero Pertile (born 8 August 1974 in Camposampiero) is an Italian long-distance runner who specialises in marathon running. He was the winner of the 2004 Rome City Marathon and has represented Italy internationally at three World Championships in Athletics and two Olympic Games.


He was fourth in the marathon at the 2010 European Athletics Championships, missing out on the podium after struggling with cramp in the final stages of the race. He took a surprise victory at the 2010 Turin Marathon, completing the race in a time of 2:10:58 in rainy conditions.[1] The following year he competed at the Milano City Marathon and overhauled Daniel Too in the final stages to claim second place on the podium.[2]


Year Competition Venue Result Event Time
2003 World Championships Paris, France 23rd Marathon 2:13:45
2004 Rome City Marathon Rome, Italy 1st Marathon 2:10:12
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 35th Marathon 2:21:34
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden Marathon DNF
2008 Summer Olympics Beijing, China 15th Marathon 2:13:39
2009 Mediterranean Games Pescara, Italy 4th Half Marathon 1:04:49
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 4th Marathon 2:19:33
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 8th Marathon 2:11:57
2012 Summer Olympics London, United Kingdom 10th Marathon 2:12:45
2013 Mediterranean Games Mersin, Turkey 2nd Half marathon 1:07.07
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 7th Marathon 2:14:18
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 4th Marathon 2:14:22
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 29th Half marathon 1:05:48

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2010-11-14). Pertile surprises in rainy Turin, Jeptoo takes women’s crown. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-11-14.
  2. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2011-04-10). Bushendich and Mancini beat the heat in Milan. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-04-11.

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