Carlos Mercenario

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Carlos Mercenario
Personal information
Full name Carlos Mercenario Carbajal
Born (1967-05-23) May 23, 1967 (age 49)
Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Country  Mexico
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Racewalking
Updated on 27 July 2013.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Mercenario and the second or maternal family name is Carbajal.

Carlos Mercenario Carbajal (born May 23, 1967) is a retired Mexican race walker. He was born in Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal. He is the 1992 Olympic Silver Medalist in the 50 K walk and a three-time World Race Walking Cup champion.

Personal bests[edit]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Mexico
1982 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-17) Bridgetown, Barbados 1st 5000 m 22:52.46
1984 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) San Juan, Puerto Rico 1st 10,000 m 46:48.7
1984 Pan American Junior Championships Nassau, Bahamas 1st 10,000 m 48:51.7
1986 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Mexico City, México 1st 10,000 m 43:31.9 A
World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 7th 10,000m 41:50.20
Pan American Race Walking Cup Saint Léonard, Canada 2nd 20 km 1:21:33
1987 Pan American Games Indianapolis, United States 1st 20 km 1:24:50
World Race Walking Cup New York City, United States 1st 20 km 1:19:24
World Championships Rome, Italy 20 km DSQ
1988 Pan American Race Walking Cup Mar del Plata, Argentina 1st 20 km 1:24:00
Ibero-American Championships Ciudad de México, México 1st 20 km 1:21:46.6 A
Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 7th 20 km 1:20:53
1990 Pan American Race Walking Cup Xalapa, Mexico 3rd 20 km 1:22:25
Ibero-American Championships Manaus, Brazil 1st 20 km 1:25:29.5
1991 Pan American Games Havana, Cuba 1st 50 km 4:03:09
World Race Walking Cup San Jose, United States 1st 50 km 3:42:03
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 12th 20 km 1:21:37
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 2nd 50 km 3:52.09
1993 World Race Walking Cup Monterrey, Mexico 1st 50 km 3:50:28
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 8th 50 km 3:50:53
1994 Pan American Race Walking Cup Atlanta, United States 1st 50 km 3:52:06
1995 Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina 1st 50 km 3:47:55
World Race Walking Cup Beijing, PR China 8th 50 km 3:56:41
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 12th 50 km 3:55.24
1999 Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 2nd 50 km 4:09:48
World Championships Seville, Spain 23rd 50 km 4:09:40


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Preceded by
Czechoslovakia Jozef Pribilinec
Men's 20km Walk World Record Holder
May 3, 1987 – June 21, 1987
Succeeded by
East Germany Axel Noack