25 May 1971|
Castelnovo di Sotto, Italy
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||62 kg (137 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
Stefano Baldini (born 25 May 1971 in Castelnovo di Sotto, Emilia-Romagna, Italy) is a retired Italian runner who specialized in the marathon. He was the Olympic champion in Athens and was twice European champion (1998 and 2006).
In the 2004 Summer Olympics, Baldini finished first in the men's marathon, winning a gold medal. He finished ahead of Brazilian Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima, who was leading the marathon until being pushed off the course by protester Neil Horan.
After a disappointing 2007 season in which he did not complete the London Marathon, Baldini chose to run the New York City Marathon, finishing 4th. Baldini closed his Olympic career at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, finishing 12th.
Baldini ended his career in October 2010, having originally planned a final race at the Giro al Sas but deciding against the race because of injury.
|1990||World Junior Championships||Plovdiv, Bulgaria||6th||5000m||13:54.38|
|1994||European Championships||Helsinki, Finland||20th||10,000m||28:41.82|
|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|
- Official results of the Beijing 2008 Olympics: Marathon
- Sampaolo, Diego (2010-10-11). Baldini, Italian Marathon legend, retires – A look back. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-10-16.
- Stefano Baldini profile at IAAF
- Stefano Baldini at Sports Reference
- Media related to Stefano Baldini at Wikimedia Commons
|Awards and achievements|
|Italian Sportsman of the Year
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