Diego García (athlete)

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Diego García (athlete) athletics
nation SpainSpain Spain
birthday October 12, 1961
place of birth AzkoitiaSpain
date of death March 31, 2001
Place of death AzpeitiaSpain
discipline Marathon run

Diego García Corrales (born October 12, 1961 in Azkoitia , † March 31, 2001 in Azpeitia ) was a Spanish marathon runner .

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 .

The following year he was ninth at the Olympic Games in Barcelona and third at the Fukuoka Marathon . In 1993 he was tenth in the World Cup held as part of the San Sebastián Marathon.

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.

In the last year of his career, he finished second in the Seoul International Marathon and the Amsterdam Marathon in 2000 .

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.

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