Boštjan Buč

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Boštjan Buč
Boštjan Buč 2011 European Team Championships.jpg
Buč at the 2011 European Team Championships
Personal information
Nationality Slovenian
Born (1980-04-13) April 13, 1980 (age 37)
Celje, Slovenia
Sport Track
Event(s) 1500 metres, 3000 metres, 3000 metres steeplechase, 5000 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 1500 metres: 3:43.52[1]
3000-m steeplechase: 8:16.96[1]
5000 metres: 13:40.61[1]

Boštjan Buč (born April 13, 1980) is a Slovenian retired track athlete who competed in various middle- and long-distance events. He represented Slovenia at the Summer Olympics in 2004 and 2008. He is the Slovenian record holder for the men's 3,000 metres steeplechase.

Running career[edit]

Buč entered the international athletics stage as a long-distance runner, and he finished in 85th place of 149 finishers in the junior men's race at the 1999 IAAF World Cross Country Championships. Later on he would use his aerobic base from cross-country running to specialize in the steeplechase. He ran the 3000-metre steeplechase at the 2003 World Championships in Athletics in preparation for next year's Olympics. In the 3000-metre steeplechase at the 2004 Summer Olympics, he finished in 8:37.29, although he did not make it to the final round. He narrowly missed the final round at the 3000-metres steeplechase at the 2008 Summer Olympics, losing the last final round berth to Ion Luchianov.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Slovenia
2001 European U23 Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 7th 3000m steeplechase 8:41.82
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 25th 3000 m steeple 9:13.90
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 12th 3000 m steeple 8:48.83


  1. ^ a b c All-Athletics. "Athlete profile for Bostjan Buc". 

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