Silvio Guerra

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Silvio Guerra
Personal information
Full name Silvio Román Guerra Burbano
Born (1968-09-18) September 18, 1968 (age 48)
San Gabriel, Carchi, Ecuador
Country  Ecuador
Sport Men's Athletics
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 1996 Summer Olympics
2000 Summer Olympics
2004 Summer Olympics
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Guerra and the second or maternal family name is Burbano.

Silvio Román Guerra Burbano (born September 18, 1968 in San Gabriel, Carchi) is a well-regarded Ecuadorian athlete and olympic participant.


A member of Concentración Deportiva de Pichincha he represented Ecuador at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States, the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia and the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. He also qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. He has won many tournaments. He has held the Ecuadorian marathon record since 1997, 2:09:49. This was achieved at the Chicago Marathon.

Guerra has won numerous medals at the South American Cross Country Championships: starting with a silver medal in 1993, gold the following year, a second silver in 2000, and finally a bronze medal in 2005.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Ecuador
1989 Bolivarian Games Maracaibo, Venezuela 2nd Half marathon 1:08:25
1990 South American Games Lima, Peru 2nd 5,000 m
1st 10,000 m 29:59.7
1993 Bolivarian Games Cochabamba, Bolivia 1st 1,500 m 3:57.01 A
1st 5,000 m 14:31.00 A
3rd 3,000 m steeplechase 9:29.65 A
1994 Ibero-American Championships Mar del Plata, Argentina 4th 5000m 13:54.10
4th 10,000m 28:40.16
1997 Chicago Marathon Chicago, United States 2nd Marathon 2:09:49
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 14th Marathon 2:16:27
2001 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 2nd Marathon 2:10:07
Bolivarian Games Ambato, Ecuador 1st 10,000 m 30:28.58 A
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 61st Marathon 2:25:29
2005 Bolivarian Games Armenia, Colombia 2nd Half marathon 1:07:31 A


  1. ^ Continental Cross Country Championships and Cups. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2010-03-02.