Sónia Lopes

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Sónia Lopes
Personal information
Full name Sónia Lopes
Nationality Cape Verdean
Born (1975-04-06) April 6, 1975 (age 42)[1]
Sport
Country Cape Verde
Sport Athletics
Event(s) long-distances
Updated on 3 January 2014.

Sónia Lopes (born 6 April 1975) is a Cape Verdean middle distance and long-distance runner.

Career[edit]

Almeida first competed for Cape Verde at the 2000 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Vilamoura, Portugal where she placed 118th in the Women's short race in a time of 18:33. The following year at the 2001 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Lisbon, Almeida recorded a personal best and national record time of 11:37.38 in the heats of the 3000 metres. Five months later at the World Outdoor Championships in Edmonton, Lopes placed 35th in the 1500 metres with a time of 5:13.80. The following year at the 2002 African Championships in Athletics in Radès, Tunisia, she finished last in the 1500 metres but with an improved time of 4:56.92. In 2003, Lopes competed in the 2003 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Vilamoura, finishing in 59th in 1:24:59 and in the marathon at the 2003 World Championships, finishing in last place in 3:21:59. Two years later she was back on track running the 1500 metres in 4:51.29 at the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki.

Personal bests[edit]

Below is Euclides Lopes' personal best times.[2]

Event Time Venue Date Records Notes
800 metres 2:29.73 Macerata, Italy 25 September 2011
1500 metres 4:33.81 Villafranca di Verona, Italy 30 June 2007 NR
3000 metres 9:43.83 Bussolengo, Italy 6 June 2009
3000 metres (indoor) 11:37.38 Lisbon, Portugal 9 March 2001 NR
5000 metres 17:13.49 Rovereto, Italy 29 June 2012
10,000 metres 36:34.13 Treviso, Italy 18 April 2010
3000 metres steeplechase 10:45.75 Pordenone, Italy 4 July 2009
5 km (road) 17:54 Bolzano, Italy 31 December 2011
10 km (road) 36:45 Gualtieri, Italy 12 April 2004
10 mi (road) 1:00:01 San Giovanni Lupatoto, Italy 7 February 2010
Half marathon 1:17:55 Brugnera, Italy 21 March 2010
Marathon 2:57:30 Verona, Italy 6 October 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile of Sonia Lopes". IAAF. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Profile of Sonia Lopes". Retrieved 3 January 2014.