Luis Fonseca (athlete)

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This article is about the Venezuelan long-distance runner. For the United States Navy Hospital Corpsman, see Luis Fonseca.
Luis Fonseca
Personal information
Full name Luis Heberto Fonseca
Nationality Venezuelan
Born (1977-06-03) June 3, 1977 (age 39)
Los Hornos, Táchira, Venezuela
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 128 lb (58 kg)
Country  Venezuela
Sport Track and field
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 2004
Updated on 26 February 2013.

Luis Heberto Fonseca (born June 3, 1977) is a Venezuelan long-distance runner, who twice represented Venezuela in the men's marathon race at the Summer Olympics: in 2004 and 2008. He set his personal best in the men's marathon (2:11:49) on April 15, 2002 in the Boston Marathon.

Early life and education[edit]

Fonseca was born on June 3, 1977, in Los Hornos, Táchira, Venezuela.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Venezuela
2002 Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador, El Salvador 2nd Marathon 2:20:13
2003 South American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 3rd 5,000 m
Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 5th 10,000 m
DNF Marathon
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece DNF Marathon
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China DNF Marathon