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António Coelho Pinto (born 22 March 1966 in Vila Garcia, Amarante) is a retired Portuguese long-distance runner.

Pinto won the London Marathon in 1992, 1997 and 2000, as well as the 10,000 metres final at the 1998 European Championships in Athletics in Budapest, Hungary. Pinto's best time in the marathon is 2:06:36. He competed in four consecutive Summer Olympics for his native country, beginning in 1988. He also won the Lisbon Half Marathon 1998.[1] He retired in 2002.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Portugal
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 14th 10,000m 28:26.68
1992 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 1st Marathon 2:10:02
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 9th Marathon 2:13:24
Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany 1st Marathon 2:08:31
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 14th Marathon 2:16:41
1997 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 1st Marathon 2:07:55
World Championships Athens, Greece Marathon DNF
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st 10,000m 27:12.47
Lisbon Half Marathon Lisbon, Portugal 1st Half marathon 59:43
2000 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 1st Marathon 2:06:36
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 11th Marathon 2:15:17
Great Scottish Run Glasgow, Scotland 1st Half Marathon 1:02:04[2]
2001 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 3rd Marathon 2:09:36
2002 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 7th Marathon 2:09:10


  1. ^ Lisbon Half Marathon winners
  2. ^ "Great Scottish Run results 1979-2012". Association of Road Racing Statisticians.

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Preceded by
  Fernando Mamede
Men's 10,000m European Record Holder
July 30, 1999 – September 3, 1999
Succeeded by
  Mohammed Mourhit
Preceded by
  Carlos Lopes
Men's Marathon European Record Holder
April 16, 2000 – March 20, 2016
Succeeded by
  Kaan Kigen Özbilen