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Héctor José Moreno Moreno (born June 8, 1963 in Ventaquemada, Boyacá) is a retired Colombian racewalker. He went to four Olympic Games and five World Championships in Athletics. He is one of the most successful Colombian athletes of the past fifty years because only one other Colombian also has a Pan American Games title. Another highlight is the permanence of his personal best of 3:52:16 hours (set in 1997) as the national record for more than twelve years.

Héctor Moreno
Personal information
Full nameHéctor José Moreno Moreno
Born (1963-06-08) June 8, 1963 (age 55)
Ventaquemada, Boyacá, Colombia
Height1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight54 kg (119 lb)
Sport
Country Colombia
SportAthletics
Event(s)Racewalking
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals1988 Summer Olympics
1992 Summer Olympics
1996 Summer Olympics

At regional level he was a two-time champion at the South American Championships in Athletics (1983 and 1997), the gold medallist at the 1998 South American Games, the 1990 Central American and Caribbean Games champion, and the 1989 Bolivarian Games winner. He has also won several lesser medals internationally, including two bronzes at the Pan American Games, two silvers at the South American Championships, three silvers at the Bolivarian Games and two bronzes at the Ibero-American Championships in Athletics.

His long international career stretched from 1981 to 1999.

Personal bestsEdit

  • 20 km walk: 1:21:50 hrsNew York City, 3 May 1987
  • 50 km walk: 3:52:16 hrsNaumburg, 25 May 1997

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Colombia
1981 Bolivarian Games Barquisimeto, Venezuela 2nd 20 km 1:38:07
1982 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Bridgetown, Barbados 1st 10 km 44:13.55
1983 Pan American Games Caracas, Venezuela 3rd 20 km 1:30:05
South American Championships Santa Fe, Argentina 1st 20 km 1:24:12 CR
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 12th 20 km 1:27:12
Pan American Race Walking Cup Bucaramanga, Colombia 3rd 20 km 1:27:09
1985 World Race Walking Cup St John's, Isle of Man 18th 20 km 1:26:54
1986 Pan American Race Walking Cup Saint Léonard, Canada 5th 20 km 1:24:02
1987 Pan American Games Indianapolis, United States 3rd 50 km 4:18:48
World Race Walking Cup New York City, United States 10th 20 km 1:21:50
World Championships Rome, Italy 20 km DNF
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 33rd 20 km 1:27:06
30th 50 km 4:01:31
1989 South American Championships Medellín, Colombia 2nd 20 km 1:24:56 A
Bolivarian Games Maracaibo, Venezuela 1st 20 km 1:29:07
1991 Pan American Games Havana, Cuba 1st 20 km 1:24:56
World Race Walking Cup San Jose, United States 18th 20 km 1:22:40
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 19th 20 km 1:23:27
50 km DNF
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 9th 20 km 1:26:23
1993 Central American and Caribbean Games Ponce, Puerto Rico 2nd 20 km 1:26:32
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 11th 20 km 1:24:43
Bolivarian Games Cochabamba, Bolivia 2nd 20 km 1:26:24 A
1994 Ibero-American Championships Mar del Plata, Argentina 3rd 20 km 1:21:49.9
1995 South American Championships Manaus, Brazil 2nd 20,000 m 1:31:03.9
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 13th 20 km 1:24:34
1996 Ibero-American Championships Medellín, Colombia 3rd 20 km 1:26:54
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 20 km DNF
16th 50 km 3:54:57
1997 South American Championships Mar del Plata, Argentina 1st 20,000 m 1:23:06.73 CR
World Championships Athens, Greece 17th 50 km 3:59:33
Bolivarian Games Arequipa, Perú 2nd 20 km 1:29:51 A
1998 Ibero-American Championships Lisbon, Portugal 3rd 20 km 1:27:21
South American Games Cuenca, Ecuador 1st 50 km 4:27:13 A

ReferencesEdit

  • Héctor Moreno at IAAF
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Héctor Moreno". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2009-02-28.