Itai Maggidi

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Itai Maggidi
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Itai Maggidi
Personal information
Native name איתי מגידי
Citizenship Israel
Born (1980-01-09) January 9, 1980 (age 37)
Sport Track
Event(s) long-distance runner who specializes in the 3000 metres steeplechase
Updated on 27 March 2015.

Itai Maggidi (Hebrew: איתי מגידי‎‎, born 9 January 1981) is an Israeli long-distance runner who specializes in the 3000 metres steeplechase.


He finished 6th at the 2000 World Junior Championships, 11th at the 2006 European Championships and 12th (in the 3000 metres) at the 2007 European Indoor Championships. He also competed at the 2007 World Championships and competed on behalf of Israel at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, in the 2008 Olympic Games 3000 metre steeplechase without reaching the final.[1][2]

His personal best time is 8:24.14 minutes, achieved in July 2008 in Longeville-lès-Metz.[1] This is the Israeli record.[citation needed] He also has 3:41.73 minutes in the 1500 metres, achieved in August 2003 in Heusden-Zolder; 7:55.42 minutes in the 3000 metres (indoor), achieved at the 2007 European Indoor Championships in Birmingham; and 29:29.34 minutes in the 10,000 metres, achieved in March 2006 in Palo Alto.[1]

He is Jewish.[3] He has attended the Clemson University.[4]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Israel
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 6th 3000m steeplechase 8:51.26
2003 European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 8th 3000m steeplechase 8:43.92
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 11th 3000 m steeple 8:43.75
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 12th 3000 m 8:15.82
Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 11th 3000 m s'chase 8:50.31
World Championships Osaka, Japan 30th (h) 3000 m s'chase 8:43.00
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 37th (h) 3000 m s'chase 9:05.02
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 19th (h) 3000 m steeple 8:47.29


  1. ^ a b c Itai Maggidi profile at IAAF
  2. ^ "Israel at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games". Archived from the original on August 12, 2011. Retrieved November 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Jews in the Olympics: 63 Athletes, 7 Countries". Archived from the original on April 7, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  4. ^ "NCAA Division I Regional Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 27 March 2010.