Juan Carlos Romero (athlete)

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Juan Carlos Romero
Personal information
Full name Juan Carlos Romero Bernal
Nickname(s) El Garras
Born (1977-12-15) December 15, 1977 (age 37)
Zacatecas, Zacatecas, México
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Country  Mexico
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Long-distance and Cross country running
Updated on 17 December 2014.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Romero and the second or maternal family name is Bernal.

Juan Carlos Romero Bernal (born 15 December 1977 in Zacatecas, Zacatecas, México) is a Mexican long-distance runner[1] who competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics.[2]

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Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Mexico
2005 Central American and Caribbean Championships Nassau, Bahamas 2nd 5000 m 14:36.18
2nd 10,000 m 30:41.87
2006 Ibero-American Championships Ponce, Puerto Rico 5th 3000 m 8:14.68
4th 5000 m 14:15.57
Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 7th 10,000 m 30:44.23
World Road Running Championships Debrecen, Hungary 52nd 20km 1:01:57
2007 World Road Running Championships Udine, Italy 42nd Half marathon 1:03:20
2008 Ibero-American Championships Iquique, Chile 3rd 5000 m 13:51.25
Olympic Games Beijing, China 29th 10,000 m 28:26.57
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 14th 10,000 m 28:09.78
World Half Marathon Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 9th Half marathon 1:01:48
2010 Central American and Caribbean Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 2nd 5000 m 13:56.17
1st 10,000 m 29:13.71
2011 World Cross Country Championships Punta Umbría, Spain 27th 12km 35:42
Central American and Caribbean Championships Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 1st 10,000 m 28:54.06
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 16th 10,000 m 29:38.38
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 4th 5000 m 14:16.13
2nd 10,000 m 29:41.00
2013 Central American and Caribbean Championships Morelia, Mexico 1st 10,000 m 30:11.84
2014 World Half Marathon Championships Copenhagen, Denmark 52nd Half marathon 1:03:10
Pan American Sports Festival Ciudad de México, México 3rd 5000m 14:31.65 A
Central American and Caribbean Games Xalapa, México 2nd 10,000m 29:28.32 A


  1. ^ HISTORIAL ATLETICO - Juan Carlos Romero Bernal, Zacatecas, ZAC, 15-Dic-77 (PDF) (in Spanish), Federación Mexicana de Asociaciones de Atletismo, retrieved December 17, 2014 
  2. ^ "Olympics". sports-reference. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 

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