Juan Carlos Higuero

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Higuero at the 2011 European Indoor Championships.

Juan Carlos Higuero Mate (born 3 August 1978) is a Spanish middle distance runner, who mostly concentrates on the 1500 metres. He was born in Aranda de Duero, Burgos.

At the 2006 European Championships in Athletics Higuero won two bronze medals, over 1500 and 5000 metres. It was his international major event debut in the 5000 metres. He already had two silver medals from the European Indoor Championships.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Spain
1997 European Junior Championships Ljubljana, Slovenia 6th 5000 m 14:31.79
1999 European U23 Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 14th (h) 1500 m 3:45.34
2000 European Indoor Championships Ghent, Belgium 6th 1500 m 3:44.07
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 8th 1500 m 3:38.91
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 9th 1500 m 3:56.71
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 2nd 1500 m 3:50.08
European Championships Munich, Germany 5th 1500 m 3:45.81
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 8th 1500 m 3:44.81
World Championships Paris, France 11th 1500 m 3:38.49
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 10th (h) 1500 m 3:42.25
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 17th (h) 1500 m 3:42.13
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 2nd 1500 m 3:37.98
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 6th 1500 m 3:40.34
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 10th 1500 m 3:45.45
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 3rd 1500 m 3:39.62
3rd 5000 m 13:46.48
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 1st 1500 m 3:44.41
World Championships Osaka, Japan 13th 1500 m 3:38.43
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 3rd 1500 m 3:38.82
Olympic Games Beijing, China 4th 1500 m 3:34.44
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 14th (sf) 1500 m 3:37.33
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 6th 1500 m 3:42.29
European Team Championships Stockholm, Sweden 1st 3000 m 8:03.43
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd 3000 m 7:50.26

Personal bests[edit]

  • 800 metres - 1:45.87 min (2007)
  • 1500 metres - 3:31.57 min (2006)
  • Mile - 3:52.49 min (2002)
  • 3000 metres - 7:59.76 min (1999)
  • 5000 metres - 13:33.65 min (2006)

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