Alejandro Suárez

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Suárez and the second or maternal family name is Velázquez.

Alejandro Suárez Velázquez (born 30 November 1980 in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro)[1] is a Mexican former long-distance runner who specializes in the 5000 metres. His personal best time is 13:18.13 minutes, achieved in June 2003 in Victoria. He clocked a sub four-minute mile (3:59.81) in Burnaby, BC in 2005.

He was a two-time winner of the North American 5K Championships, taking the 2003 and 2004 titles – he was the only man to win multiple times at the competition.[2] He won the silver medal at the 2006 NACAC Cross Country Championships.[3]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Mexico
2000 NACAC U-25 Championships Monterrey, Mexico 2nd 1500m 3:48.09
1st 5000m 14:11.48
2001 Central American and Caribbean Championships Guatemala City, Guatemala 2nd 5000 m 14:11.76
2002 Ibero-American Championships Guatemala City, Guatemala 2nd 3000 m 8:10.62
1st 5000 m 14:16.22
2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 4th 5000 m 13:58.19
2006 Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 2nd 5000 m 14:10.58
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3rd 10,000 m 28:09.95
World Championships Osaka, Japan 14th 10,000 m 28:52.19
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 35th 10,000 m 29:24.78
Ibero-American Championships Iquique, Chile 2nd 5000 m 13:51.20
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 37th Marathon 2:18:55
2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 2nd 10,000 m 29:15.49


  1. ^ sports-reference
  2. ^ North American 5 Kilometres Challenge. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2015-03-20.
  3. ^ NACAC Cross Country Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2010-02-24.

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