Michael Buchleitner

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Michael Buchleitner (born 14 October 1969 in Mödling) is an Austrian long-distance runner.

Up to 1999 he specialized in the 3000 metres steeplechase. He finished tenth at the 1993 World Championships and competed without reaching the final in 1997 and 1999. He did, however, achieve a personal best time of 8:20.04 minutes at the latter event. Competing at the Universiade he won a gold medal in 1993 and a bronze in 1997.[1] He also finished fifth in 3000 metres at the 2002 European Indoor Athletics Championships

From 2000 he has concentrated on the marathon race. He competed in this event at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics.


  • All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Austria
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 33rd 2:19:26
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 29th 2:19:19

Personal bests[edit]


  1. ^ World Student Games (Universiade - Men) - GBR Athletics