Yesenia Centeno

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Yesenia Centeno
Personal information
Full name Yesenia Centeno Sousa
Nationality Spanish
Born (1971-06-27) 27 June 1971 (age 43)
Ciego de Ávila, Cuba
Residence Valencia, Spain
Height 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight 47 kg (104 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Marathon
Club CA Valencia Terra i Mar
Coached by Guillermo Ferrero
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) Marathon: 2:31:16 (2008)

Yesenia Centeno Sousa (born June 27, 1971 in Ciego de Ávila, Cuba) is a Spanish marathon runner.[1] In 2003, she adopted Spanish nationality in order to compete internationally for the marathon. Five years later, she achieved a top-ten finish at the Fortis Rotterdam Marathon, and also, set her personal best time of 2:31:16 by finishing fourth at the Hamburg Marathon.[2][3]

At age thirty-seven, Centeno made her official debut for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she competed in the women's marathon, along with her compatriots Alessandra Aguilar and María José Pueyo. She finished the race in forty-fifth place by less than a second ahead of Portugal's Ana Dias, with a time of 2:36:25.[4]

Centeno is a member of Club Atletico Valencia Terra i Mar in Valencia, Spain, being coached and trained by Guillermo Ferrero.

In 2009 she tested positive for illegal substances, Methandriol and Furosemide, and was subsequently disqualified for two years.[5]

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  1. ^ "Yesenia Centeno". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Impressive field for the Rotterdam Marathon". IAAF. 26 March 2008. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Mandago, Timofeyeva impress at Hamburg Marathon". IAAF. 27 April 2008. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Women's Marathon". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Yesenia Centeno es sancionada con dos años de suspensión por dopaje" (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 November 2014. 

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