Tag: Olympics

SPANISH MARATHON (1/2): FROM THE LATE 80s TO THE GOLDEN AGE

Diego García (left, silver), Martín Fiz (middle, gold) and Alberto Juzdado (right, bronze) at the European Athletics Championships of Helsinki 1994 The prelude Continuing our previous post where we reviewed… Read more »

RISING PHOENIX (2020, Ian Bonhôte & Peter Ettedgui, 105min)

“The Olympics is where the heroes are made. The Paralympics is where the heroes come.” Andrew Parsons, President of the International Paralympic Committee Available in Netflix “Rising Phoenix” is a… Read more »

BEST MARATHONERS AND SPANISH MARATHON TIMES (sub 2h10m) OF ALL TIMES

Only Spanish World Champions in marathon. World Championships of Athens 1997: Martín Fiz (left) y Abel Antón (right) Spanish marathoners have managed to stand out in big competitions on several… Read more »

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XXVI) – Atlanta 1996: FATUMA ROBA (1973-)

“This is not only a special thing for me but also for my country and all African women” Fatuma Roba Atlanta was selected over Athens, Belgrade, Manchester, Melbourne, and Toronto… Read more »

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XXV) – Barcelona 1992: HWANG YOUNG-CHO (1970-)

Hwang Young-Cho crossing the finish line (Photo by Chris Cole/Allsport) After several attempts, Barcelona finally hosted the Summer Olympics of 1992. In men athletics, Fermin Cacho won the 1500 metres… Read more »

KENYA vs. ETHIOPIA: WHICH IS THE BEST MARATHON COUNTRY?

To answer this difficult question, we have checked historical records and considered the following marathons and achievements: World-record (WR) performances. Olympic Games and World Athletics Championships marathons: first 5 places…. Read more »

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XXIV) – Barcelona 1992: VALENTINA YEGOROVA (1964-)

Informative panel Olympic women marathon final Barcelona 1992 In 1986 Barcelona finally won the bid for the Summer Olympics of 1992, after having tried unsuccessfully to host them in 1924,… Read more »

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XXIII) – Seoul 1988: GELINDO BORDIN (1959-)

Gelindo Bordin Seoul 1988 “The marathon is everywhere. It has a spiritual component that nobody sees but it is crucial. It teaches you to wait and then also to strike,… Read more »

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XXII) – Seoul 1988: ROSA MOTA (1958-)

Rosa Mota in Seoul 1988 “It was the Greek gods who chose me to be a marathon runner”              Rosa Mota Seoul was chosen as… Read more »