Omar Zepeda

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Omar Zepeda
Omar Zepeda 2013.jpg
Omar Zepeda in 2013
Personal information
Full name Omar Zepeda de Léon
Born (1977-06-08) June 8, 1977 (age 39)
San Mateo Atenco, México, México
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Sport
Country  Mexico
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Race walking
Updated on 24 December 2014.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Zepeda and the second or maternal family name is de Léon.

Omar Zepeda de Léon (born 8 July 1977 in San Mateo Atenco, México) is a male race walker from Mexico.[1][2] He finished sixth in the 50 km race at the 2005 World Championships in a personal best time of 3:49:01 hours. He was the bronze medalist in the 50 kilometres walk at the 2007 Pan American Games.

Also he won the team silver medal with Mexico over 50 km at the 2008 IAAF World Race Walking Cup in Cheboksary, Russia. He has competed at the World Championships in Athletics on six occasions and was 21st over 50 km at the 2011 edition. He won the 50 km race at the Chihuahua meeting on the 2012 IAAF World Race Walking Challenge tour.[3]

Personal bests[edit]

Track walk[edit]

  • 10,000 m: 40:26.68 minMexico Monterrey, 4 July 2004
  • 20,000 m: 1:27:57.5 hrs (ht) – Norway Bergen, 3 May 1997

Road walk[edit]

  • 20 km: 1:21:59 minCzech Republic Poděbrady, 19 April 1997
  • 50 km: 3:47:35 hrsChina Taicang, 3 May 2014

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  Mexico
1997 World Race Walking Cup Poděbrady, Czech Republic 35th 20 km 1:21:59
3rd Team (20 km) 403 pts
World Championships Athens, Greece 18th 20 km 1:25:38
2000 Pan American Race Walking Cup Poza Rica, México 50 km DNF
2001 Central American and Caribbean Championships Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala 20 km DNF
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 50 km DNF
Pan American Race Walking Cup Cuenca, Ecuador 50 km DSQ
2002 World Race Walking Cup Turin, Italy 50 km DNF
2003 Pan American Race Walking Cup Tijuana, México 50 km DNF
Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 50 km DSQ
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 6th 50 km 3:49:01
2006 World Race Walking Cup La Coruña, Spain 50 km DSQ
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3rd 50 km 3:56:04
World Championships Osaka, Japan 50 km DSQ
2008 World Race Walking Cup Cheboksary, Russia 23rd 50 km 3:56:52
2nd Team (50 km) 29 pts
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 50 km DSQ
2010 World Race Walking Cup Chihuahua, Mexico 13th 50 km 3:59:39
2nd Team (50 km) 22 pts
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 21st 50 km 3:56:41
2012 World Race Walking Cup Saransk, Russia 33rd 50 km 4:03:35
4th Team (50 km) 49 pts
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 22nd 50 km 3:49:14
2013 Pan American Race Walking Cup Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala 1st 50 km 3:57:52
1st Team (50 km) 12 pts
World Championships Moscow, Russia 19th 50 km 3:50:43
2014 World Race Walking Cup Taicang, China 7th 50 km 3:47:35
Central American and Caribbean Games Xalapa, México 2nd 50 km 3:52:45 A
2015 Pan American Race Walking Cup Arica, Chile 7th 50 km 3:58:44
1st Team (50 km) 7 pts

References[edit]

  1. ^ Omar Zepeda, Eurosport, retrieved May 15, 2014 
  2. ^ Pineda Rodríguez, Luis (20 September 2014), HISTORIAL ATLETICO - Omar Zepeda de León, Toluca, Estado de MEX, 8-jun-77 (PDF) (in Spanish), Federación Mexicana de Asociaciones de Atletismo, retrieved December 24, 2014 
  3. ^ Robinson, Javier Clavelo (2012-03-04). Sanchez and Henriques repeat, Zepeda completes Mexican party in Chihuahua. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-04-06.

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