Aigars Fadejevs

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Aigars Fadejevs (born December 27, 1975) is a former Latvian athlete, competing in 20 km, 50 km walk and marathon running, and a rehabilitologist for sprinters.

Fadejevs competed in 1996 Summer Olympics, finishing 6th in the 20 km walk and in the 2000 Summer Olympics, winning the silver medal in 50 km, 2004 Olympics, 50 km 11th, 20 km 9th. He also won a gold medal in the European U23 Championships in 1997, a silver medal in the 1998 European Championships at the 20 km distance, and finished 4th in 50 km at the World Championships in Edmonton in 2001.

Fadejevs quit race walking 2004 and competed as a marathon runner, He almost qualified for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. He currently works as a sports therapist.

His personal records are 1:19:36 in the 20 km walk and 3:43:18 in the 50 km walk, and 2:18:19 in the marathon. He also holds the unofficial world record of 58:23 in the rare 15 km walk distance.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Latvia
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 10,000m DQ
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 17th 20 km 1:26.06
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 6th 20 km 1:20:47
1997 European U23 Championships Turku, Finland 1st 20 km 1:19:58
1998 European Race Walking Cup Dudince, Slovakia 3rd 20 km 1:20:44
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd 20 km 1:21:25
2000 European Race Walking Cup Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany 6th 20 km 1:20:18
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 14th 20 km 1:22:43
2nd 50 km 3:43:40
2001 European Race Walking Cup Dudince, Slovakia 8th 20 km 1:20:51
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 20 km DNF
2008 Valmiera Marathon Valmiera, Latvia 1st Marathon 2:19:57


  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Aigars Fadejevs". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.

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