Franco Fava

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Franco Fava
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Franco Fava (left with number 3)
Personal information
Full name Francesco Fava
Nationality Italian
Born (1952-09-03) 3 September 1952 (age 62)
Roccasecca, Italy
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight 56 kg (123 lb)
Sport
Country Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Middle distance running
Club G.S. Fiamme Gialle
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 3000 m st: 8:18.85 (1974)
  • 5000 m: 13:21.86 (1977)
  • 10000 m: 27:42.65 (1977)
  • 20000 m: 58:43.8 (1977)
  • Marathon: 2:12:54 (1976)

Franco Fava (born 3 September 1952) is an Italian former long-distance runner.

Biography[edit]

Franco Fava participated at two editions of the Summer Olympics (1972, 1976), he has 29 caps in national team from 1968 to 1977.[1]

After his sporting career Fava became a journalist and actually writes for the Corriere dello Sport.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Performance Note
1972 Olympic Games West Germany Munich Heat 3000 metres steeplechase 8:35.0
1976 Olympic Games Canada Montreal Heat 10000 metres 28:24.80
8th Marathon 2:14:24

National championships[edit]

Franco Fava has won 13 times the individual national championship.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Annuario dell'Atletica 2009. FIDAL. 2009. 
  2. ^ ""CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANI SUL PODIO TRICOLORE – 1906 2012". sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "ITALIAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS". gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 

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