Virna De Angeli
| 25 May 1971 (age 44) (1971-05-25) Castelnovo di Sotto, Italy|
Marathon: 2:07:22 (2006)
Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's marathon
Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima, Gelindo Bordin, Meb Keflezighi, Linus, Daniele Meucci
Stefano Baldini (born 25 May 1971 in Castelnovo di Sotto, Emilia-Romagna, Italy) is a retired Italian runner who specialized in the marathon. He was the Olympic champion in Athens and was twice European champion (1998 and 2006).
Baldini was also a world champion in the half marathon, taking the title in Palma de Mallorca in 1996. In the 2004 Summer Olympics, Baldini finished first in the men's marathon, winning a gold medal. He finished ahead of Brazilian Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima, who was leading the marathon until being pushed off the course by protester Neil Horan.
After a disappointing 2007 season in which he did not complete the London Marathon, Baldini chose to run the New York City Marathon, finishing 4th. Baldini closed his Olympic career at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, finishing 12th.
Baldini ended his career in October 2010, having originally planned a final race at the Giro al Sas but deciding against the race because of injury.
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