Adriana Aparecida da Silva

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Adriana da Silva
Adriana da Silva during 2013 London Marathon (3).JPG
Da Silva in the 2013 London Marathon
Personal information
Full name Adriana Aparecida da Silva
Born (1981-07-22) July 22, 1981 (age 33)
Cruzeiro, São Paulo
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 50 kg (110 lb)
Country  Brazil
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Marathon
Updated on 12 May 2014.

Adriana Aparecida da Silva (born 22 July 1981) is a Brazilian long-distance runner who competes in half marathons and marathons. Her bests for the events are 1:13:16 hours and 2:32:30 hours, respectively. She has represented her country at World Championship-level both on the roads and in cross country. She was the gold medalist in the marathon at the 2011 Pan American Games.


Adriana da Silva was born in Cruzeiro, São Paulo, and started her career as a cross country runner. She represented Brazil in the junior races at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in 1998 and 2000. Following a national title win in the half marathon, she made her first senior appearance on the world stage at the 2004 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, coming in 39th place.[1]

After a break in her athletics career, da Silva returned to action in 2008 and ran for Brazil at the 2010 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, ending the race in 82nd place. She made her marathon debut at the Santa Catarina Marathon in Florianópolis and won on her first attempt, recording a time of 2:41:30 hours.[2] She was selected for the Brazilian squad at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics as a result and improved her best to 2:40:54 hours to finish 43rd in the Berlin race.[1] In 2010, she came third at the São Paulo Marathon, just two seconds outside of her personal best time. She won the Río de Janeiro Half Marathon in July and went on to have her highest global placing at the 2010 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Nanning, where she was 25th in the rankings.[2] The 2010 Berlin Marathon in September saw her significantly improve her best with a finishing time of 2:32:30 hours for seventh place.[3]

In 2011 she ran at the Vienna City Marathon and was sixth with a time of 2:33:48 hours.[1] Later that year, she won the South American title in the half marathon. The 2011 Pan American Games saw her ascend to the peak of the regional scene as she won the marathon gold medal in a Games record time of 2:36:37 hours, in spite of Guadalajara's high altitude.[4] She set a personal best of 2:29:17 hours at the 2012 Tokyo Marathon, finishing ninth overall.[5] She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics, finishing 47th in a time of 2:33:15.[6]

She is a member of Esporte Clube Pinheiros.

Personal bests[edit]

  • 5000 m: 16:12.88Brazil São Paulo, 8 June 2013
  • 10,000 m: 33:21.59Brazil São Paulo, 6 June 2013
  • Half marathon: 1:13:16Argentina Buenos Aires, 11 September 2011
  • Marathon: 2:29:17Japan Tokyo, 26 February 2012


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Brazil
1996 South American Youth Championships Asunción, Paraguay 4th 300 m hurdles 44.43 s
1st 4x400 m relay 3:49.67 min
1998 South American Cross Country Championships - Junior Artur Nogueira, Brazil 7th 6 km 24:37
World Cross Country Championships – Junior Marrakech, Morocco 108th 6 km 25:16
Saint Silvester Road Race São Paulo, Brazil 32nd 15 km 1:01:26
1999 South American Cross Country Championships - Junior Artur Nogueira, Brazil 6th 6 km 24:26
South American Junior Championships Concepción, Chile 4th 5000 m 17:41.82
2000 South American Cross Country Championships - Junior Cartagena, Colombia 4th 6 km 23:11
World Cross Country Championships - Junior Vilamoura, Portugal 115th 6.29 km 25:37
2001 South American Cross Country Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 11th[7] 8 km 30:19
2004 World Half Marathon Championships New Delhi, India 39th Half marathon 1:19:49
2009 South American Cross Country Championships Concepción, Chile 9th 8 km 29:26
World Cross Country Championships Amman, Jordan 82nd 8 km 31:40
Lusophony Games Lisbon, Portugal 3rd 10 km (road) 35:36
World Championships Berlin, Germany 42nd Marathon 2:40:54
2010 World Half Marathon Championships Nanning, China 25th Half marathon 1:14:24
Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany 7th Marathon 2:32:30
2011 South American Cross Country Championships Asunción, Paraguay 6th 8 km 28:17.8
South American Half Marathon Championships Buenos Aires, Argentina 1st Half marathon 1:13:16
Pan American Games Guadalajara, México 1st Marathon 2:36:37
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 47th Marathon 2:33:15
South American Half Marathon Championships Asunción, Paraguay 1st Half marathon 1:17:50
2013 South American Championships Cartagena, Colombia 8th 10,000 m 36:19.37
2014 South American Games Santiago, Chile 7th 5000 m 17:20.94
8th 10,000 m 36:19.37


  1. ^ a b c da Silva Adriana Aparecida. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-11-03.
  2. ^ a b Adriana da Silva. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2011-11-03.
  3. ^ Butcher, Pat (2010-09-26). Makau and Kebede triumph in rainy Berlin. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-11-14.
  4. ^ Monti, David (2011-10-25). Da Silva Wins Pan Am Games Women’s Marathon. Race Results Weekly. Retrieved on 2011-11-03.
  5. ^ Nakamura, Ken (2012-02-26). Kipyego wins Tokyo Marathon, Gebrselassie fades to a disappointing fourth. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-02-27.
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  7. ^ Running as guest

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