Markus Pöyhönen

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Markus Pöyhönen (born 25 October 1978, in Vantaa) is a Finnish former athlete, who specialised in the 100m sprint. Pöyhönen's trainer during his active career was Atte Pettinen.

At the 2002 European Championships in Athletics he became the first Finnish male in history to reach the 100 m sprint final in an international championship event. He finished fifth in the race, though years later Dwain Champers was disqualified and Pöyhönen's final position was fourth.

He finished seventh in the 60 metres final at the 2003 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham.

His 100 m personal best, also set in 2002, is 10.23 seconds; 0.02 s shy of the Finnish national record.

Progression[edit]

(100 m)

Year Time Wind City Date
1999 10.88 +1.3 Raahe 14 August 1999
2000 10.56 +1.8 Kouvola 5 August 2000
2001 10.42 +1.2 Jämsänkoski 29 July 2001
2002 10.23 +1.7 Joensuu 20 July 2002
2003 10.26 +1.2 Turku 23 July 2003
2005 10.38 +0.3 Krugersdorp, South Africa 15 January 2005
2006 10.76 +1.8 Tampere 7 June 2006

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