Andrea Lalli

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Andrea Lalli
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Personal information
Born (1987-05-20) 20 May 1987 (age 30)
Florence, Italy
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Weight 56 kg (123 lb)
Sport
Country Italy Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Long distance running
Club G.S. Fiamme Gialle
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 1500 m: 3:43.36 (2008)
  • 3000 m: 8:03.20 (2008)
  • 5000 m: 13:45.61 (2009)
  • 10000 m: 28:17.64 (2010)
  • 15 Km: 43:22 (2012)
  • Half marathon: 1:01:11 (2012)

Andrea Lalli (born 20 May 1987 in Florence) is an Italian long distance runner.

Biography[edit]

He started his career with medals at the European Cross Country Championships, taking the junior individual and team titles at the 2006 edition and then winning the under-23 title in 2008. He won his first track medal at the 2009 European Athletics U23 Championships, where he was the runner-up in the 10,000 metres behind Turkey's Mert Girmalegesse, formerly of Ethiopia. Following a win at the Lotto Cross Cup Brussels in December, Lalli formed part of the bronze medal winning Italian men's team at the 2009 European Cross Country Championships.[1]

He claimed the short course title at the 2010 World Military Cross Country Championships in March.[2] He ran in the 10,000 m at the 2010 European Athletics Championships and was seventh in the final, while fellow Italian Daniele Meucci reached the podium. He had a career best finish of sixth in the senior race at the 2010 European Cross Country Championships, although the Italian team was fourth at the event.[3]

He made his debut over the half marathon at the Stramilano in March 2011 and managed to finish the course in a time of 62:32 minutes, being the first non-African finisher. This was the first time he had run the distance as, even in training, he had not exceeded 20 km.[4] Lalli missed the rest of the 2011 season as he underwent Achilles surgery. On his return, he was the runner-up at the 2012 European Clubs Cross Country, finishing behind Ayad Lamdassem but helping his club (Fiamme Gialle) to third in the competition.[5] At the Stramilano he came a close second to Yacob Jarso in a time of 1:01:11 hours – a personal best and the best performance by an Italian man at the event since 2002.[6]

He won the 2012 European Cross Country Championships title convincingly with a time of 30:01, 10 seconds ahead of the runner-up Hassan Chahdi from France.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Italy
2006 World Junior Championships Beijing, China 10,000 m DNF
2007 European U23 Championships Debrecen, Hungary 12th 5000 m 14:07.14
2008 European Cross Country Championships Brussels, Belgium 1st U23 race (8 km) 24:56
2nd U23 race - Team 42 pts
2009 European U23 Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 2nd 10,000 m 29:49.80
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 7th 10,000 m 29:05.20
European Cross Country Championships Albufeira, Portugal 6th Senior race (9.87 km) 29:28
4th Senior race - Team 96 pts
2012 European Cross Country Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st Senior race (9.88 km) 30:01
3rd Senior race - Team 63 pts

References[edit]

  1. ^ Results - Senior Men. European Athletics (2009-12-13). Retrieved on 2011-03-28.
  2. ^ World Military Cross Country Championship. CISM. Retrieved on 2010-12-19.
  3. ^ Senior Men – Results. European Athletics (2010-12-12). Retrieved on 2011-03-28.
  4. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2011-03-27). Kisorio wins 40th edition of Stramilano Half Marathon in 60:03. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-03-28.
  5. ^ Valiente, Emeterio (2012-02-06). Castillejo upsets Makau at Granollers Half Marathon - Spanish weekend round-up. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-02-12.
  6. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2012-03-25). Jarso and Straneo beat the heat at the Stramilano. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-03-26.

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