Giacomo Leone

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Giacomo Leone (born April 10, 1971 in Francavilla Fontana ) is an Italian long-distance runner who specializes in the marathon distance .

He was fourteenth at the 1995 World Half Marathon Championships and came third in the team standings. At the World Half Marathon Championships in 1996 , he contributed to the Italian team victory in ninth place.

In 1996, Leone won the New York City Marathon in 2:09:57 hours and thus celebrated the most important success of his career. At the World Athletics Championships in Athens in 1997 , he finished seventh in the marathon. The following year he finished fourth in the Tokyo International Men's Marathon , in 1999 he finished sixth in the London Marathon and fourth in the New York City Marathon.

In 2000 he finished the Rome marathon in second place. That same year he finished fifth at the Sydney Olympics . In 2001 he achieved a personal best of 2:07:52 h as runner-up in the Lake Biwa Marathon and finished eleventh at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton .

In 2002 he finished fourth in the Seoul International Marathon . He achieved the same placement in the Florence Marathon in 2005 .

Giacomo Leone is 1.71 m tall and has a competition weight of 59 kg. He starts for the Gruppo Sportivo Fiamme Oro Padova .

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