Mariela González

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Mariela González
Personal information
Full name Mariela González Torres
Born (1974-04-05) 5 April 1974 (age 43)
Río Cauto, Granma
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight 52 kg (115 lb)
Country  Cuba
Sport Athletics
Updated on 11 June 2013.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is González and the second or maternal family name is Torres.

Mariela González Torres (born 5 April 1974) is a female marathon runner from Cuba, who won the gold medal in the women's marathon at the 2007 Pan American Games.[1] She represented her native country at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, finishing in 59th place.


She won the 2000 edition of the Havana International Marathon and went on to take the half marathon gold medal at the 2001 Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics.[2] She won the Madrid Marathon twice consecutively in 2001 and 2002. She took the silver medal in the marathon at the 2003 Pan American Games, finishing behind Márcia Narloch of Brazil. She set a championship record of 2:36.51 at the second National Cuban Olympics.[3] With the half marathon removed from the programme, she entered the 10,000 metres at the 2005 CAC Championships and was the runner-up behind compatriot Yudelkis Martínez.

Personal best[edit]

  • 3000 m: 9:38.8 min (ht) – Cuba La Habana, 16 April 1997
  • 5000 m: 16:12.63 minCuba La Habana, 10 March 2002
  • 10,000 m: 33:48.33 minCuba La Habana, 8 March 2002
  • Half marathon: 1:14:16 hrsCuba La Habana, 17 February 2007
  • Marathon: 2:36:52 hrsCuba La Habana, 18 April 2004


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Cuba
1993 Pan American Junior Championships Winnipeg, Canada 3rd 10,000 metres 36:12.65 min
1999 Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 8th 10,000 m 34:45.94 min
2001 Central American and Caribbean Championships Guatemala City, Guatemala 1st Half marathon 1:18:33 hrs A
World Half Marathon Championships Bristol, United Kingdom 51st Half marathon 1:16:24 hrs
2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 2nd Marathon 2:42:55 hrs
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 59th Marathon 3:02:20 hrs
2005 ALBA Games La Habana, Cuba 2nd Half marathon 1:17:50 min
Central American and Caribbean Championships Nassau, Bahamas 2nd 10,000 m 35:09.62 min
2006 Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia Marathon DNF
2007 ALBA Games Caracas, Venezuela 1st Half marathon 1:17:53 hrs
Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1st Marathon 2:43:11 hrs


  1. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2007-07-23). Pérez retains 20km Walk title - Pan-American Games, Day One. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-04-29.
  2. ^ Clavelo Robinson, Javier (2001-11-16). Havana Marathon: another call for world peace. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-04-29.
  3. ^ Moreno improves Area record to 75.18 in Cuban National Olympics. IAAF (2004-04-26). Retrieved on 2010-04-29.

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