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Michael Buchleitner

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Name  Michael Buchleitner

Role  Olympic athlete

Michael Buchleitner (born 14 October 1969 in Mödling) is an Austrian long-distance runner.

Up to 1999 he specialized in the 3000 metres steeplechase. He finished tenth at the 1993 World Championships and competed without reaching the final in 1997 and 1999. He did, however, achieve a personal best time of 8:20.04 minutes at the latter event. Competing at the Universiade he won a gold medal in 1993 and a bronze in 1997. He also finished fifth in 3000 metres at the 2002 European Indoor Athletics Championships.

From 2000 he has concentrated on the marathon race. He competed in this event at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics.

He married Ellen Kiessling, a German champion middle-distance runner, in 1994.

Personal bests

  • 3000 metres steeplechase - 8:20.04 min (1999)
  • 5000 metres - 13:42.15 min (2000)
  • 10,000 metres - 28:18.58 min (2000)
  • Half marathon - 1:02:39 hrs (2004)
  • Marathon - 2:12:43 hrs (1999)
  • References

    Michael Buchleitner Wikipedia


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