Stefano La Rosa

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Stefano La Rosa
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Stefano La Rosa (first) at Zürich 2014
Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1985-09-28) 28 September 1985 (age 32)
Grosseto, Italy
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Country Italy Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Long-distance running
Club C.S. Carabinieri
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 5000 m: 13:26.86 (2010)
  • 10,000 m: 28:13.62 (2012)

Stefano La Rosa (born 28 September 1985 in Grosseto) is an Italian long distance runner. He is a five-time Italian champion (twice over 10,000 metres and three times over 5000 metres).


Of Sicilian descent, as a junior athlete, he came 52nd at the 2003 IAAF World Cross Country Championships. He came 16th over 5000 metres at the 2004 World Junior Championships in Athletics, but managed a 1500 metres/5000 m double at the Italian junior championships.He won a team silver medal in the under-23 section of the 2006 European Cross Country Championships, courtesy of his tenth-place finish. He improved to fifth place in this category at the 2007 European race. Senior success came two years later in the form of a 5000 m silver medal at the 2009 Mediterranean Games in Pescara and a team bronze medal at the 2009 European Cross Country Championships alongside Daniele Meucci.[1]

In his first major senior track final, he came tenth over 5000 m at the 2010 European Athletics Championships. He managed the same position in the 3000 m at the 2011 European Athletics Indoor Championships and secured the bronze medal over 5000 m at the 2011 Summer Universiade in Shenzhen.[1] He was the first Italian finisher at the 2011 BOClassic 10K race, taking sixth place overall.[2]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Italy
2004 World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 16th 5000 m 14:20.51
2007 European U23 Championships Debrecen, Hungary 6th 1500m 3:46.37
10th 5000m 13:59.35
2009 Mediterranean Games Pescara, Italy 2nd 5000 m 14:04.44
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 10th 5000 m 13:46.58
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 10th 3000 m 8:04.12
Universiade Shenzhen, China 3rd 5000 m 14:02.95
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 11th 5000 m 13:41.99
2013 Mediterranean Games Mersin, Turkey 5000 m DNF
Universiade Kazan, Russia 4th 5000 m 13:40.42
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 8th 10,000 m 28:49.99
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 13th Half marathon 1:04:15

National titles[edit]

He has won 9 times the individual national championship.[3]


  1. ^ a b Stefano La Rosa. FIDAL. Retrieved on 2012-01-02.
  2. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2012-01-01). Soi and Cheruiyot take thrillers in Bolzano. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-01-02.
  3. ^ ""CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANI SUL PODIO TRICOLORE – 1906 2012" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 

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