Serhiy Lebid

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Serhiy Lebid
Serhiy Lebid Bruxelles 2008.JPG
Lebid at the European Cross Country Championships
Medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for  Ukraine
World Cross Country Championships
Silver 2001 Ostend Long race individual
EAA European Championships
Bronze 2002 Munich 5,000 metres
Gold 1999 Palma de Mallorca 5,000 metres
Gold 2001 Beijing 5,000 metres
Gold 2003 Daegu 5,000 metres
EAA European Cross Country Championships
Gold 1998 Ferrara Individual
Gold 2001 Thun Individual
Gold 2002 Medulin Individual
Gold 2003 Edinburgh Individual
Gold 2004 Heringsdorf Individual
Gold 2005 Tilburg Individual
Gold 2007 Toro Individual
Gold 2008 Brussels Individual
Gold 2010 Albufeira Individual
Silver 2000 Malmö Individual
Bronze 1997 Oeivas Individual
Bronze 2005 Tilburg Team
Bronze 2009 Dublin Individual

Serhiy Lebid (Ukrainian: Сергій Лебідь; born July 15, 1975 in Dnipropetrovsk)[1] is a Ukrainian long-distance runner.

He has won the European Cross Country championships on nine occasions,[2] winning in 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2010.

Serhiy Lebid finished seventh in the 5,000 m at the 2000 Olympic Games, but did not qualify from his heat in the same event at the 2004 Olympics.

He won a bronze medal in the 5,000 m final at the 2002 European Athletics Championships in Munich and came fifth in the 10,000 m at the 2006 European Athletics Championships.

Lebid came third at the Great Manchester Run in May 2010.[3] In October he was the best performing European at the Giro al Sas 10K in Trento as he finished third behind Edwin Soi and Wilson Busienei with a time of 28:48.3.[4] He won his record ninth title in the men's race at the 2010 European Cross Country Championships, taking the lead in the final stages after a moderately paced start.[5] This also extended his appearance record at the championships – he is the only athlete to have competed every year since the championships' creation in 1994.[6] He secured a second career win at the Lotto Cross Cup Brussels later that month, holding off the Kenyan challengers.[7] A fourth place finish at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country in January helped the Europeans to the team title,[8] and he was the first European home at the Cross Internacional de San Sebastián with a third place finish.[9]

He returned to the Manchester 10K in May 2011 and came third behind Haile Gebrselassie and Chris Thompson.[10]


  1. ^ Serhiy Lebid. Sports-Reference. Retrieved on 2011-02-01.
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  3. ^ Martin, David (2010-05-16).Gebrselassie and Kidane score Ethiopian sweep in Manchester 10Km. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-01-27.
  4. ^ Soi defends title at Giro Al Sas. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-10-10.
  5. ^ SENIOR MEN'S FINAL: Lebid leaves it late but triumphs again. European Athletics (2010-12-12). Retrieved on 2010-12-12.
  6. ^ Records set in Albufeira. European Athletics (2010-12-13). Retrieved on 2010-12-14.
  7. ^ Hendrix, Ivo (2009-12-20). Lalli and Herzog triumph in wintry Brussels. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-02-08.
  8. ^ Wenig, Jorg (2011-01-08). Kipchoge and Masai prevail in snowy Edinburgh. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-01-09.
  9. ^ Valiente, Emeterio (2011-02-01). Menjo and Fernández excel in San Sebastián XC while Cáceres eyes indoor success – Spanish weekend round-up. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-02-01.
  10. ^ Wenig, Jorg (2011-05-15). Gebrselassie takes fourth Manchester 10Km victory, Clitheroe surprises. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-05-27.

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