Giacomo Leone

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Giacomo Leone
Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1971-04-10) 10 April 1971 (age 46)
Francavilla Fontana, Italy
Country Italy Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Marathon
Retired 1983
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) Marathon: 2h07'52" (2001)

Giacomo Leone (born 10 April 1971 in Francavilla Fontana, Brindisi) is a retired male long-distance runner from Italy. He set his personal best (2:07:52) in the marathon on 4 March 2001 in Otsu, Japan. Leone is best known for winning the 1996 edition of the New York City Marathon.


He was the last European to win New York City Marathon before the African dominance, except Brazilian victories in 2006 and 2008. Leone still helds the record of "italian most quick" to NYC Marathon.

When 18–20 years old he started to run on distances over 20 km and in 1989 wins bronze medal in European Athletics Junior Championships (in 1989 edition in Varaždin, on 20 km Road Race);[1] in the next year he places himself at fifth place at Juniores World Championship on the same distance. When he was 20 debuts in marathon at Sheffield Universiade.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Italy
1990 World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 5th 20 km road run 1:03:01
1996 New York City Marathon New York, United States 1st Marathon 2:09:54
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 7th Marathon 2:17:16
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary Marathon DNF
2000 Rome City Marathon Rome, Italy 2nd Marathon 2:08:41
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 5th Marathon 2:12:14
2001 Lake Biwa Marathon Ōtsu, Japan 2nd Marathon 2:07:52
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 11th Marathon 2:17:54
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden Marathon DNF


  1. ^ "EUROPEAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS (MEN)". Retrieved 12 April 2012. 

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