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Andrea Longo (runner)

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Nationality  Italian
Personal best(s)  800 m: 1:43.74 (2000)
Weight  83 kg
Country  Italy
Height  1.91 m
Event  Middle-distance running
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Born  June 26, 1975 (age 41) (1975-06-26) Piove di Sacco, Italy
Club  Gruppo Sportivo Fiamme Oro

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

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Biography

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.

National championships

Andrea Longo has won 7 times the individual national championship.

  • 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)
  • References

    Andrea Longo (runner) Wikipedia


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