Risto Ulmala

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Risto Ilmari Ulmala (born 7 May 1963 in Helsinki) is a Finnish former long-distance runner. Risto Ulmala's best achievement was 7th place in 5000 meters at World Championships 1991. In European Athletics Championships he was 6th in 5000 meters 1990 and 7th in 1994. After his track running career he competed in road races and marathons in the United States. He was 13th in New York City Marathon 1995 and participated in Olympic marathon 1996. [1]

After his athletics career he lived in Colorado the United States and continued to run in miscellaneous races throughout the United States . In 2008 he returned to Finland and coached Jukka Keskisalo for one year. The coaching relationship between the two ended once Jukka Keskisalo ran in Berlin in 2009. [2][3]

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Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Finland
1990 European Championships Split, Croatia 6th 5000 m 13:25.08
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 7th 5000 m 13:33.46
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 7th (h) 5000 m 13:52.52
10000 m DNF
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 7th 5000 m 13:40.84
19th 10000 m 28:39.26
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States Marathon DNF


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