Stefano Baldini

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Stefano Baldini
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Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1971-05-25) 25 May 1971 (age 44)
Castelnovo di Sotto, Italy
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Country Italy Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Marathon
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Marathon: 2:07:22 (2006) Sport records icon NR.svg

Stefano Baldini (born 25 May 1971 in Castelnovo di Sotto, Emilia-Romagna, Italy) is a retired Italian athlete who specialized in the marathon, Olympic champion in Athens 2004 and twice European champion (1998 and 2006).

He was also a World Champion in the half marathon in Palma de Mallorca 1996.

After a disappointing 2007 season where Baldini did not finish the London Marathon, Baldini chose to run the New York City Marathon where he finished 4th. Baldini closed his Olympic career at the 2008 Beijing Olympics finishing 12th.[1]

He brought an end to his career in October 2010, having originally planned a final race at the Giro al Sas but deciding against due to an injury.[2]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1996 World Half Marathon Championships Palma de Mallorca, Spain 1st Half marathon 1:01:17
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st Marathon 2:12:01
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 3rd Marathon 2:13:18
2003 World Championships Paris, France 3rd Marathon 2:09:14
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 1st Marathon 2:10:55
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st Marathon 2:11:32

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Valentino Rossi
Italian Sportsman of the Year
Succeeded by
Filippo Magnini