Eduardo Buenavista

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Buenavista at the 2014 Paris Marathon

Eduardo Buenavista (born 13 October 1978 in General Santos City, South Cotabato) is a Filipino long-distance runner and two-time Olympian. He holds the Philippine record for multiple long distance events.

His best marathon time is 2:18:44 hours. He also holds the Philippine 5000 metres record of 13 minutes, 58 seconds, and performed the 10,000 metres in 29:02.36 minutes.

"Vertek", as monickered by his friends and the media, finished 67th in the 2004 Athens Olympic marathon. He was a silver medallist in the 23rd Southeast Asian Games in the 10,000m run. He has also won many road races in the Philippines, distance races on previous South East Asian Games the Adidas King of the Road in South Korea and the Adidas King of the Road 2012 in Singapore.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  Philippines
2003 Asian Championships Manila, Philippines 3rd 10,000 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 67th Marathon

Personal Best[edit]

  • 3000 Metres 8:17.14 min. (Manila 26 05 2002)
  • 5000 Metres 13:58.43 min. (Busan 10 10 2002)
  • 10,000 Metres 29:02.36 min. (Busan 07 10 2002)
  • Half Marathon 1:02:58 hrs. (Manila 06 07 2008)
  • Marathon 2:18:44 hrs. (Oita 01 02 2004)
  • 3000 Metres(SC) 8:40.77 min. (Kuala Lumpur 12 09 2001)


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