Marcin Lewandowski

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Marcin Lewandowski
Marcin Lewandowski Barcelona 2010.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Polish
Born (1987-06-13) 13 June 1987 (age 29)
Szczecin, Poland
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Sport
Sport Track
Event(s) 800 metres
Club Zawisza Bydgoszcz
Coached by Tomasz Lewandowski
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 800 metres: 1:43.79[1]
Updated on 2015-03-10.

Marcin Lewandowski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈmart͡ɕin lɛvanˈdɔfski]; born 13 June 1987) is a Polish middle-distance runner who specializes in the 800 metres. His personal best is 1:43.29 minutes, achieved in August 2013 in Zürich.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Marcin Lewandowski was born 13 June 1987 in Szczecin. His brother, Tomasz, was an official coach of the Polish Olympic team for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[2]

Running career[edit]

Lewandowski is coached by his brother, Tomasz.[2]

Youth career[edit]

Lewandowski finished fourth at the 2006 World Junior Championships, won the 2007 European U23 Championships,[1] and won the silver medal at the 2009 European U23 Championships behind countryfellow Adam Kszczot.

Senior career[edit]

Lewandowski competed at the 2008 Olympic Games without reaching the final, but then finished sixth at the 2009 European Indoor Championships and eighth at the 2009 World Championships.[1] His first medal of 2010 was a bronze, as he was third behind Yuriy Borzakovskiy and Michael Rimmer at the 2010 European Team Championships. Lewandowski won the 800 m at the 2010 European Athletics Championships and took the silver medal behind David Rudisha at the 2010 IAAF Continental Cup.[3]

He improved his indoor best to 1:46.17 minutes at the Sparkassen Cup in February 2011, coming third.[4]

In the 2012 Summer Olympics from London, he just failed to make it to the final of the 800 metres.

Sponsors[edit]

Lewandowski is a European ambassador for the isotonic sports drink Powerade. He is also sponsored by the PKN Orlen and Adidas.[5]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Poland
2005 European Junior Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 7th 1500 m 3:49.08
2006 World Cross Country Championships Fukuoka, Japan 90th Short race (4 km) 12:03
World Junior Championships Beijing, China 4th 800 m 1:48.25
2007 European U23 Championships Debrecen, Hungary 1st 800 m 1:49.94
Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 8th 800 m 1:47.94
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 20th (sf) 800 m 1:47.24
2009 European Indoor Championships Turin, Italy 6th 800 m 1:49.86
European U23 Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 2nd 800 m 1:46.52
World Championships Berlin, Germany 8th 800 m 1:46.17
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 1st 800 m 1:47.07
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 2nd 800 m 1:48.23
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 4th 800 m 1:44.80
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey – (sf) 800 m DNF
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 9th (sf) 800 m 1:45.08
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 4th 1500 m 3:39.19
World Championships Moscow, Russia 4th 800 m 1:44.08
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 4th (h) 800 m 1:46.26[6]
IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 2nd 4 × 800 m relay 7:08.69
6th 4 × 1500 m relay 15:05.70
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 5th 800 m 1:45.78
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 1st 800 m 1:46.67
IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 2nd 4 × 800 m relay 7:09.98
4th Distance medley relay 9:24.07
World Championships Beijing, China 7th (sf) 800 m 1:45.34
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 2nd 800 m 1:45.54
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6th 800 m 1:44.20
2017 European Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia 1st 1500 m 3:44.82

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Marcin Lewandowski profile at IAAF
  2. ^ a b http://marcin-lewandowski.pl/en/news/1876-tomasz-lewandowski-official-coach-of-polish-olympic-team.html
  3. ^ Arcoleo, Laura (2010-09-05). EVENT Report - Men's 800 Metres. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-02-06.
  4. ^ Gordon, Ed (2011-02-06). Oliver, Alamirew post scintillating marks in Stuttgart. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-02-06.
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ Disqualified in the final

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