Leandro de Oliveira

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Leandro de Oliveira
Personal information
Full name Leandro Prates de Oliveira
Born (1982-02-02) February 2, 1982 (age 36)
Vitória da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil
Country  Brazil
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Middle-distance running
Updated on 30 January 2015.

Leandro Prates de Oliveira (born 2 February 1982 in Vitória da Conquista, Bahia) is a Brazilian track and field athlete who specialises in the 1500 metres. He won gold medals in the event at the 2011 South American Championships in Athletics and the 2011 Pan American Games.[1]

He started competing at national level in 2006 and that year he came third over 1500 m at the Brazilian championships and set a personal best of 3:42.62 minutes.[2] The following year he won his first international medal at the 2007 South American Championships in Athletics, where he was the 1500 m silver medallist behind Byron Piedra.[3] He ran in both the 800 metres and 1500 m events at the 2007 Summer Universiade, but did not progress beyond the preliminary races. He did not compete internationally in 2008 and 2009, but improved his 1500 m best to 3:40.07 minutes in this period.[4]

At the 2010 Ibero-American Championships he won the 1500 m bronze medal before taking the 3000 metres title.[5] He represented Brazil at the 2011 IAAF World Cross Country Championships and placed 73rd in the longer 12 km race.[4] He established himself as one of South America's best middle-distance runners on the track later that year. First he won the South American Road Championship over the mile and then he beat his compatriot Hudson de Souza to the 1500 m title at the 2011 South American Championships in Athletics.[6] After winning the Brazilian title in the event, he was selected for the 2011 Pan American Games. In a highly tactical final, he edged Ecuador's Byron Piedra at the line to claim the gold medal.[7]

Personal bests[edit]

Event Result Venue Date
800 m 1:49.10 min Brazil São Paulo 20 May 2012
1500 m 3:40.07 min Italy Avellino 11 Jun 2008
3000 m 7:51.08 min Brazil Belém 19 May 2010
5000 m 14:06.14 min Brazil São Paulo 7 Aug 2011
3000 m steeplechase 8:52.18 min Brazil São Paulo 1 Aug 2014

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Brazil
2004 South American U23 Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 5th 10,000m 31:50.42
2006 South American Road Mile Championships Belém, Brazil 1st One mile 3:56
2007 South American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 2nd 1500m 3:43.26
Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 37th (h) 800m 1:51.63
20th 1500m 3:48.10
2008 South American Road Mile Championships Belém, Brazil 2nd One mile 4:05
2010 South American Road Mile Championships Belém, Brazil 2nd One mile 4:05
Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 3rd 1500m 10.44 (wind: -0.2 m/s)
1st 3000m 8:15.55
2011 World Cross Country Championships Punta Umbría, Spain 73rd 12 km 37:10
17th Team - 12 km 326 pts
South American Road Mile Championships Belém, Brazil 1st One mile 4:05
South American Championships Buenos Aires, Argentina 1st 1500m 3:45.55
Pan American Games Guadalajara, México 18th (sf) 200m 3:53.44 A
2012 Ibero-American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 1st 1500m 3:47.76
2013 South American Road Mile Championships Belém, Brazil 1st One mile 4:04
2014 Ibero-American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 6th 3000m steeplechase 8:52.18
South American Road Mile Championships Belém, Brazil 1st One mile 4:04


  1. ^ Biography - OLIVEIRA Leandro, PASO, retrieved January 30, 2015 
  2. ^ Leandro Oliveira. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2011-10-28.
  3. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2007-06-10). 14.57 Area Triple Jump Record for Costa as South American Champs finish. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-09-10.
  4. ^ a b de Oliveira Leandro. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-10-28.
  5. ^ Valiente, Emeterio (2010-06-07). Murer vaults 4.85m Area Record as Cuba and Spain dominate in San Fernando – Ibero-American Championships report. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-10-28.
  6. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2011-06-04). Cerra wins ninth Hammer Throw title in Buenos Aires – South American Champs Day 2. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-10-28.
  7. ^ Robinson, Javier Clavelo (2011-10-27). Brenes improves to 44.65, Maggi sails 6.94m in Guadalajara - Pan American Games, Day 4. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-10-28.

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