Juan Carlos Cardona

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Cardona and the second or maternal family name is Rivas.
Juan Carlos Cardona
Juan Carlos Cardona (Colombia) - London 2012 Mens Marathon.jpg
Cardona in the marathon at the 2012 Olympics in London
Personal information
Born (1974-07-07) July 7, 1974 (age 40)
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Country  Colombia
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Marathon

Juan Carlos Cardona Rivas (born July 7, 1974 in Jardin, Antioquia) is a male marathon runner from Colombia, who thrice represented his native country in the men's marathon at the Summer Olympics (2004, 2008 and 2012). He won the 2007 edition of the Buenos Aires Marathon in Argentina. He finished 83rd in the marathon at the 2012 Summer Olympics.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2003 World Championships Paris, France 28th Marathon 2:14:52
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 51st Marathon 2:22:49
2005 Guayaquil Marathon Guayaquil, Ecuador 1st Marathon 2:20:05
2006 Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 2nd Marathon 2:27:43
Guayaquil Marathon Guayaquil, Ecuador 1st Marathon 2:23:18
2007 Buenos Aires Marathon Buenos Aires, Argentina 1st Marathon 2:16:06
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 43rd Marathon 2:21:57
2010 Central American and Caribbean Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 3rd Marathon 2:22:35
Baltimore Marathon Baltimore, Maryland 2nd Marathon 2:13:29
2011 Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 3rd Marathon 2:18:20
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 83rd Marathon 2:40:13