Carlo Speroni

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Carlo Speroni
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Carlo Speroni in 1919
Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1899-07-12)12 July 1899
Busto Arsizio, Italy
Died 12 October 1969(1969-10-12) (aged 70)
Sport
Country Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Long distance running
Marathon
Club US Busto Arsizio
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 5000 m: 15:24.6 (1919)
  • 10000 m. 32:03.8 (1924)
  • Marathon: 2:44:58 (1913)

Carlo Speroni (13 July 1895 – 12 October 1969) was an Italian long-distance runner.

Biography[edit]

Speroni began competing at the age of 15 and took part in the 1912, 1920 and 1924 Summer Olympics.[1] Nationally he won 12 titles: in the 5000 m (1920, 1921), 10,000 m (1914, 1920, 1921, 1924, 1925), half marathon (1912–1914) and cross country running (1913, 1915).[2] In 1913 he set the Italian record over six miles that stood for 17 years.

In 1936 he became a masseur for the Pro Patria Calcio club, where he worked for 30 years. In 1971 the stadium Stadio Carlo Speroni was named after him.

Olympic results[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Time Notes
1912 Olympic Games Sweden Stockholm DNF Marathon NT
1920 Olympic Games Belgium Antwerp 7th 5000 metres NT
Finals 10,000 metres DNF
1924 Olympic Games France Paris DNF 10,000 metres NT

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carlo Speroni Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  2. ^ ""CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANI SUL PODIO TRICOLORE – 1906 2012" (PDF). sportolimpico.it. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013.