Manuel Plaza

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Manuel Plaza
Manuel Plaza.jpg
Manuel Plaza in 1924
Personal information
Born March 17, 1900
San Bernardo, Chile
Died February 9, 1969 (aged 68)
Santiago, Chile
Height 171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 5000 m – marathon
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 5000 m – 15:12.4 (1926)
10,000 m – 31:54.0 (1926)
Marathon – 2:33:23 (1928)[1][2]

Manuel Jesús Plaza Reyes (March 17, 1900 – February 9, 1969) was a long-distance runner from Chile. He competed in the marathon at the 1924 and 1928 Olympics and won a silver medal in 1928, becoming the first Olympic medalist from Chile. He placed sixth in 1924,[1] and served as the flag bearer for Chile at both Olympics.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Manuel Plaza". sports-reference.com. 
  2. ^ Manuel Plaza. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ Chile. sports-reference.com