Rui Pedro Silva

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Rui Pedro Silva
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Personal information
Born (1981-05-06) 6 May 1981 (age 36)
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Country  Portugal
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Marathon, 10,000 m

Rui Pedro Silva (born 6 May 1981 in Santo Tirso) is a Portuguese track and field athlete specialized in long distance and cross country running.

With Benfica, he won the Portuguese Road Men's Championship on 12 January 2014, repeating the achievement of 2009.[1] On 11 January 2015, he won the title again in the same competition.[2]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Portugal
2003 European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 5000m DNF
2004 Ibero-American Championships Huelva, Spain 10th 5000 m 14:32.85
2006 European Cross Country Championships San Giorgio su Legnano, Italy 5th Senior race Individual
3rd Team
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 34th 10,000 m 29:09.03
European Cross Country Championships Brussels, Belgium 8th Senior race Individual
8th Team
2009 Lusophony Games Lisbon, Portugal 1st 10 km 30:14
World Championships Berlin, Germany 23rd 10,000 m 28:51.40
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 10,000 m DNF
European Cross Country Championships Albufeira, Portugal 8th Senior race Individual
2nd Team
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 8th 10,000 m 28:31.16
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom Marathon DNF
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 76th Half marathon 1:10:04


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Atletismo: SL Benfica sagra-se Tricampeão Nacional de Estrada" [Athletics: SL Benfica becomes Thrice National Champion of Road Running]. (in Portuguese). S.L. Benfica. 11 January 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 

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