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Pier Giovanni "Gianni" Poli (born 5 November 1957 in Lumezzane) is a former Italian long-distance runner who won the New York City Marathon in 1986.

Gianni Poli
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Personal information
Full namePier Giovanni Poli
NationalityItalian
Born (1957-11-05) 5 November 1957 (age 62)
Lumezzane, Italy
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Sport
CountryItaly Italy
SportAthletics
Event(s)Marathon
ClubS. Rocchino Brescia
Coached byGabriele Rosa
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Marathon: 2:09.33 (1998)

He also won the silver in medal in the marathon at the 1990 European Athletics Championships.[1]

BiographyEdit

Gianni Poli participated at one edition of the Summer Olympics (1988), he has 12 caps in national team from 1979 to 1990.[2]

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Italy
1982 European Championships Athens, Greece 13th Marathon 2:22:27
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 7th Marathon 2:11:05  
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 13th Marathon 2:15:25
1986 1986 New York City Marathon New York City, United States 1st Marathon 2:11:06
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 19th Marathon 2:16:07
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 2nd Marathon 2:14:55

National championshipsEdit

Gianni Poli has won one time the individual national championship.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PODIO INTERNAZIONALE DAL 1908 AL 2008 - UOMINI" (PDF). sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  2. ^ Annuario dell'Atletica 2009. FIDAL. 2009.
  3. ^ ""CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANI SUL PODIO TRICOLORE – 1906 2012" (PDF). sportolimpico.it. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2012.

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