Ronaldo da Costa
Ronaldo da Costa (born June 7, 1970 in Descoberto, Brazil) broke the ten-year-old marathon world record in 1998 in Berlin. The record had been held by Belayneh Densamo from Ethiopia at the Rotterdam Marathon in April 1988.
The youngest of eleven children, Da Costa became a national hero after winning the traditional São Silvestre Brazilian road race (15 km) in 1994.
|1994||World Half Marathon Championships||Oslo||3rd||Half marathon||60:00.54|
|Ibero-American Championships||Mar del Plata, Argentina||1st||5000m||13:47.99|
|1995||Pan American Games||Mar del Plata, Argentina||3rd||10,000 m||29:07.68|
|Olympic Games||Atlanta, Georgia||16th||10,000 m||29:26.58|
|1997||Berlin Marathon||Berlin, Germany||5th||Marathon||2:09:07|
|1998||Berlin Marathon||Berlin, Germany||1st||Marathon||2:06:05|
|World Half Marathon Championships||Uster||12th||Half marathon||61:04.54|
|2002||Berlin Marathon||Berlin, Germany||16th||Marathon||2:12:52|
|2003||Tokyo Marathon||Tokyo, Japan||17th||Marathon||2:20:57|
- http://www.iaaf.org/statistics/toplists/inout=o/age=n/season=0/sex=M/all=y/legal=A/disc=MAR/detail.html IAAF All Time Marathon List
|Men's Marathon World Record Holder
September 20, 1998 – October 24, 1999
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