Alberto Suárez Laso

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Alberto Suárez Laso
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Alberto Suárez Laso in 2013
Personal information
NationalitySpanish
Born (1977-12-19) 19 December 1977 (age 41)
Riosa, Spain
ResidenceOviedo, Spain
Sport
Country Spain
SportTrack and field (T12)

Alberto Suárez Laso (born 19 December 1977) is a T12 athlete from Spain who competes in long distance events like the 5,000 meters, 10,000 meters, half marathon and marathon. He is a world record holder in the men's T12 marathon, winning gold in the event at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships and the 2012 Summer Paralympics.

Personal[edit]

Suárez was born December 19, 1977, in Riosa, Asturias.[1][2] As of 2012, he resides in Oviedo, Asturias.[1] He has a vision impairment.[3]

At the 2011 Asturian Best Sportspersons awards organized by the Asturian Sports Press Association, Suárez won an award related to human values.[4] The following year, in 2012, he won the Asturian Sports Press Association award for best male athlete.[5] In 2013, he was awarded the gold Real Orden al Mérito Deportivo.[6]

Athletics[edit]

Suárez is a T12, visually impaired runner,[1][7] and often competes against runners without disabilities.[8] He is a member of the Laso Oviedo Athletics Club,[8][9] and, As of 2012, he is coached by Chus Castaño.[8] He is a world record in the marathon for his classification.[4]

Suárez participated in the 2011 Gran Fondo Siete Aguas International Trophy President of the Council of Valencia.[9] He competed in the 2011 Spanish Paralympic national athletics championships held in Gijón.[10] He competed in the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch New Zealand where he was one of two Spanish competitors in the marathon. He finished the marathon with a gold medal and world record time of 2.28:10.[1][7][11] He also earned a bronze medal in the men's T12 10,000 meter race.[1][12]

Going into the 2012 athletics season, Suárez's goal for it was to win a gold medal at the 2012 London Paralympics in the marathon.[13] In 2012, he was a recipient of a Plan ADO €23,000 athlete scholarship with a €3,000 reserve and a €2,500 coaching scholarship.[14] He participated in the 2012 Riosa Sports Days.[15] Prior to the start of the London Games, he trained with several other visually impaired Spanish track and field athletes in Logroño.[16] In May 2012, he was on the shortlist of Spanish sportspeople from Asturias likely to compete at the London Paralympics.[17]

Competing in the European Championships in June 2012, he finished in first place in the T12 5,000 meters with a time of 15:23.60.[18]

He competed at the 2012 Summer Paralympics,[15][19] where he won a gold medal in the men's T12 marathon and finished sixth in the men's T12 5,000 meter event.[1] His gold medal was Spain's eighth gold of the Games.[2] He finished the marathon in a time of 2:24.50, which was a new Paralympic Games and World Record.[3][19]

Suárez finished 6th in the 2013 Barcelona half marathon while setting a personal best time in the distance and competing against able bodied athletes.[19] He competed in the 2013 Divina Pastora 8 km Orotava held in the Canary Islands. Prior to race day, he gave a presentation connected to the event about physical activity, sport and eating patterns for athletes.[11][19][20] In July 2013, he participated in the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Biografías" (in Spanish). Spain: Comité Paralímpico Español. 2012. Archived from the original on 2017-03-07. Retrieved July 15, 2013.
  2. ^ a b La Nueva España. "El atleta riosano Alberto Suárez Laso, medalla de oro en Londres" (in Spanish). Spain: La Nueva España. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Los 11 de la ONCE" (in Spanish). MARCA.com. November 11, 2013. Retrieved November 21, 2013.
  4. ^ a b 22 de marzo de 2012 19:28h (March 22, 2012). "Juan Mata gana el premio al Mejor Deportista Asturiano" (in Spanish). Spain: AS.com. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
  5. ^ Oviedo (December 18, 2012). "Ángela Pumariega y Alberto Suárez Laso, elegidos mejores deportistas asturianos de 2012" (in Spanish). Spain: 20 Minutos. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
  6. ^ "El paralímpico extremeño Enrique Floriano recibe la Medalla de la Real Orden al Mérito Deportivo" (in Spanish). Region Digital. October 29, 2013. Retrieved November 21, 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Todo el deporte de Córdoba al instante" (in Spanish). Spain: MINUTO90. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
  8. ^ a b c "Alberto Suárez Laso, oro y record del mundo de maratón en los Juegos Paralímpicos de Londres" (in Spanish). Spain: Fasatle.com. June 28, 2013. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
  9. ^ a b News Editor. "Más de 2000 atletas participarán en el Gran Fondo Internacional de Siete Aguas-Trofeo Presidente de la Diputación de Valencia" (in Spanish). Spain: elperiodic.com. Retrieved July 5, 2013.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  10. ^ La Nueva España. "Campeonato sin exclusión — La Nueva España — Diario Independiente de Asturias" (in Spanish). Spain: Lne.es. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
  11. ^ a b "Radiotelevisión Canaria — Deportes" (in Spanish). Spain: RTVC.es. 2013-06-16. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
  12. ^ "Atletas ciegos preparan en Logroño su participación en Londres 2012 — Web de la ONCE" (in Spanish). Once.es. 2008-09-16. Retrieved 2013-11-23.
  13. ^ José Ángel García. "El asturiano Alberto Suárez Laso, oro en maratón en los Juegos Paralímpicos" (in Spanish). Spain: El Comercio. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
  14. ^ "Becas A Entrenadores Del Plan Adop 2012" (PDF) (in Spanish). Madrid, Spain. 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 14, 2013. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  15. ^ a b "Riosa vuelve a apostar por sus Jornadas — La Nueva España — Diario Independiente de Asturias" (in Spanish). Spain: Lne.es. 2013-06-19. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
  16. ^ "Atletas paralímpicos con discapacidad visual se entrenan en Logroño – Canal de Vídeos de" (in Spanish). Spain: Larioja.com. Retrieved December 25, 2013.
  17. ^ "Solidaridad Digital – Cinco deportistas de Asturias, en los Juegos Paralímpicos de Londres" (in Spanish). Spain: Solidaridaddigital.es. 31 May 2012. Archived from the original on 29 December 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
  18. ^ "Six World Records Broken on Final Day of IPC Euros | IPC". International Paralympic Committee. 2012-06-28. Retrieved 2013-11-23.
  19. ^ a b c d "Alberto Suárez Laso, oro en los paralímpicos de Londres, atleta invitado a la 8KM Orotava Divina Pastora" (in Spanish). Spain: Deporsiete.com. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
  20. ^ "Radiotelevisión Canaria — Deportes" (in Spanish). Spain: RTVC.es. 2013-06-14. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
  21. ^ "Antonio Andújar y José Martínez Morote competirán en Francia en el Mundial de Atletismo Paralímpico | El Pueblo de Albacete diario digital" (in Spanish). Spain: Elpueblodealbacete.com. Archived from the original on December 2, 2013. Retrieved July 24, 2012.

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