Diego García (athlete)
|Diego García (athlete)|
|birthday||October 12, 1961|
|place of birth||Azkoitia , Spain|
|date of death||March 31, 2001|
|Place of death||Azpeitia , Spain|
In 1989 he was fourth in the San Sebastian Marathon . In 1991 he came in 23rd at the IAAF World Cup marathon held as part of the London Marathon and 14th at the World Athletics Championships in Tokyo .
At the European Athletics Championships in 1994 he was part of the all-Spanish podium as a silver medalist: Martín Fiz won gold, Alberto Juzdado won bronze . In 1995 he first won the Seville Marathon and then finished sixth at the World Championships in Gothenburg and fourth in Fukuoka.
A 53rd place at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta was followed by another fourth place in Fukuoka. In 1998 he finished seventh at the London and Berlin marathons , and second in San Sebastián in 1999.
Shortly after retiring from competitive sports, he died of sudden cardiac death while training . A statue was erected in his honor at the place of death in the immediate vicinity of the Sanctuario de Loyola , and the Media Maratón Azkoitia-Azpeitia half marathon , which took place between his place of birth and his home, was given the title of Memorial Diego García.
- 10,000 m : 28: 42.66 min, July 5, 1997, San Sebastián
- Marathon: 2:09:51 h, December 3, 1995, Fukuoka
- Diego Garcia in the database of World Athletics (English)
- In Memoriam Diego Garcia , obituary on the IAAF website, April 3, 2001
- Entry on the website of the Comité Olímpico Español
- porMaratones: Media Maratón Azkoitia-Azpeitia . January 27, 2009
- Website of the Media Maratón Azkoitia-Azpeitia ( Memento of the original from April 16, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||García Corrales, Diego|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||spanish marathon runner|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 12, 1961|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Azkoitia|
|DATE OF DEATH||March 31, 2001|
|Place of death||Azpeitia|