Fabián Roncero

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Fabián Roncero in 2012.

Fabián Roncero Domínguez (born October 19, 1970 in Madrid) is a former long-distance runner from Spain. He ran in track, cross country and road running competitions. His personal best of 59:52 minutes for the half marathon, set in 2001, lasted as a European record for fourteen years.[1] It remains the Spanish record for the distance. He also holds national records in the 10,000 metres (27:14.44 minutes), and for the 15 km, 20 km and 30 km intermediates on the road.[2]

He represented his country three times consecutively at the World Championships in Athletics, coming sixth in the marathon in 1997, failing to finish the 1999 marathon, and then finally coming fifth in the 10,000 metres in 2001. He was 22nd at the 1995 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships.

On grass, he was a four-time participant at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, his best outing being tenth in the long race in 1998. He won a bronze medal at the 2002 European Cross Country Championships, leading the Spanish men to the team title as well. He was also a team bronze medallist at the 1998 edition and a team silver medallist at the 2003 race (where he was sixth individually).

On the road circuit he won the 1996 Italian Marathon in a time of 2:09:43 and the 1998 Rotterdam Marathon in a lifetime best of 2:07:26 hours. He returned to Rotterdam in 2001, but his time of 2:10:08 was only enough for seventh on that occasion. As of 2014, he remains the most recent European man to win the Rotterdam Marathon.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Spain
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 6th Marathon 2:16:53
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain Marathon DNF

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time (h:m:s) Date Place
3000 m 7:41.48 25 July 2010 Barcelona, Spain
5000 m 13:22.46 18 August 2001 San Sebastián Spain
10,000 m 27:14.44 4 April 1998 Lisbon, Portugal
Half marathon 59:52 NR 1 April 2001 Berlin, Germany
Marathon 2:07:23 18 April 1999 Rotterdam, Netherlands


  1. ^ Minshull, Phil (2015-03-22). Farah wins at Lisbon Half Marathon with European record of 59:32. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-03-22.
  2. ^ AIRE LIBRE - Récords de España Absolutos - HOMBRES. RFEA. Retrieved on 2015-03-22.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Kenichi Takahashi
Men's Half Marathon Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Haile Gebrselassie