Marco De Luca

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Marco De Luca
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De Luca in 2015
Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1981-05-12) May 12, 1981 (age 36)
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Country Italy Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 50km Race Walk
Club G.S. Fiamme Gialle
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 20 km: 1:22:01 (2016)
  • 50 km: 3:44:47 (2016)

Marco De Luca (born 12 May 1981 in Rome) is an Italian race walker. His best results at International level are 7th place[1] at 2009 World Championships and 6th[2] at 2006 European Championships and 2010 European Championships. But the most prestigious achievement of his career was achieved in 2016, at age 35, when he finished fourth at the World Race Walking Team Championships, but was awarded the bronze medal following the disqualification for doping of the teammate Alex Schwazer, who had won the gold medal.[3]


Marco De Luca won three times the individual national championship.[4][5] At London 2017 for him it is the seventh consective participation ath World Championships. He also participated at three editions of the Summer Olympics from 2008 to 2016.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2005 European Race Walking Cup Miskolc, Hungary 13th 50 km 3:55:30
3rd 50 km team 30 pts
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 13th 50 km 3:58:32
2006 World Race Walking Cup La Coruña, Spain 9th 50 km 3:49:43 PB
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 6th[2] 50 km 3:48:08
2007 European Race Walking Cup Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom 8th 50 km 3:47:04
World Championships Osaka, Japan 50 km DNF
2008 World Race Walking Cup Cheboksary, Russia 8th 50 km 3:49:21
1st 50 km team 128 pts
Olympic Games Beijing, China 19th 50 km 3:54:47
2009 European Race Walking Cup Metz, France 8th 50 km 3:54:35
3rd 50 km team 38 pts
World Championships Berlin, Germany 7th[1] 50 km 3:46:31
2010 World Race Walking Cup Chihuahua, Mexico 14th 50 km 4:00:45
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 6th 50 km 3:48:36
2011 European Race Walking Cup Olhão, Portugal 2nd 50 km 3:50:13
1st 50 km team 16 pts
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 12th 50 km 3:49:40
2012 World Race Walking Cup Saransk, Russia 8th 50 km 3:49:50
Olympic Games London, Great Britain 17th 50 km 3:47:19
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 15th 50 km 3:48:05
2014 World Race Walking Cup Taicang, China 51st 20 km 1:23:34
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 7th 50 km 3:45:25
2015 European Race Walking Cup Murcia, Spain 3rd 50 km 3:46:21
2nd 50 km team 23 pts
World Championships Beijing, China 16th 50 km 3:53:02
2016 World Race Walking Cup Rome, Italy 3rd 50 km 3:44:47
1st 50 km team 10 pts
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 21st 50 km 3:54:40

National titles[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b He was 8th, but became 7th after a disqaulification of an athete for doping causes.
  2. ^ a b He was 7th, but became 6th after a disqaulification of an athete for doping causes.
  3. ^ "Doping walker Alex Schwazer handed eight-year ban for second offence". Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 2 August 2017. Schwazer returned to competition this year, winning the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships in Rome in May where he won the 50km event ahead of Australia’s 2012 Olympic champion Jared Tallent, who will now be awarded gold with Ukrainian Ihor Hlavan being upgraded to silver and fellow Italian Marco de Luca handed bronze. 
  4. ^ ""CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANI SUL PODIO TRICOLORE – 1906 2012" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "ITALIAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS". Retrieved 31 December 2012. 

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