Dionicio Cerón

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Dionicio Cerón
Personal information
Full name Dionicio Cerón Pizarro
Nationality  Mexico
Born (1965-10-09) 9 October 1965 (age 51)
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 54 kg (119 lb)
Sport Running
Event(s) 10,000 metres

Dionicio Cerón Pizarro (born October 9, 1965 in Toluca) is a former marathon runner from Mexico, whose personal best in the classic distance was 2:08:30. He represented his native country two times at the Summer Olympics: in 1992 and 1996. He also won the London Marathon three consecutive times between 1994 and 1996, the only athlete to have achieved this feat.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Mexico
1990 Central American and Caribbean Games Mexico City, Mexico 1st 10,000 m
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain Marathon DNF
Beppu-Ōita Marathon Beppu-Ōita, Japan 1st Marathon 2:08:36
1993 Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 1st Marathon 2:11:06
Central American and Caribbean Games Ponce, Puerto Rico 1st 10,000 m 28:58.11
Fukuoka Marathon Fukuoka, Japan 1st Marathon 2:08:51
1994 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 1st Marathon 2:08:53
1995 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 1st Marathon 2:08:30
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd Marathon 2:12:13
1996 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 1st Marathon 2:10:00
2000 Hokkaido Marathon Sapporo, Japan 1st Marathon 2:17:14


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Preceded by
United States Mark Curp
Men's Half Marathon World Record Holder
1990-09-16 – 1993-04-03
Succeeded by
Kenya Moses Tanui