Enrique Molina (athlete)

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Enrique Molina
Medal record
Men's athletics
World Indoor Championships
Bronze 1993 Toronto 3000 m
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Molina and the second or maternal family name is Vargas.

Enrique Molina Vargas (born 25 February 1968) is a retired Spanish runner who specialized in the 5000 metres.

He was born in La Zubia.[1] He won the bronze medal in 3000 metres at the 1993 World Indoor Championships,[2] finished seventh in the 5000 metres at the 1996 Olympic Games,[1] eighth in the 5000 metres at the 1997 World Championships and fourteenth in the 10,000 metres at the 1999 World Championships.[2] He also competed at the 1992 European Indoor Championships,[3] the 1995 World Championships, the 2000 Olympic Games and the 2001 World Championships without reaching the final.[2] He became Spanish 5000 metres champion in 1995,[4] and indoor 1500 metres champion in 1993.[5]

In cross-country running he finished twenty-fourth in the long race at the 1999 World Cross Country Championships and seventeenth at the 2000 World Cross Country Championships.[2] In the team competition Spain finished fourth in 1999 and repeated this in 2000.[6][7] Molina became Spanish cross-country champion in 2000.[4]

His personal best times were 3:38.51 minutes in the 1500 metres, achieved in August 1997 in Zürich; 7:32.32 minutes in the 3000 metres, achieved in July 1997 in Oslo; 13:07.34 minutes in the 5000 metres, achieved in July 1997 in Stockholm; and 27:49.71 minutes in the 10,000 metres, achieved in April 1998 in Lisbon.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Enrique Molina". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Enrique Molina profile at IAAF
  3. ^ "1992 European Indoor Championships, men's 1500 metres heats". Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Spanish Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Spanish Indoor Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "IAAF World Cross Country Championships 12.0km CC Men Belfast Barnett Demesne/Queen's University Playing Fields". Archived from the original on 16 October 2007. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "IAAF World Cross Country Championships 12.3km CC Men Vilamoura Sporting Complex". Archived from the original on 16 October 2007. Retrieved 23 January 2011.