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Krystian Zalewski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈkrɨstjan zaˈlɛfski]; born 11 April 1989 in Drawsko Pomorskie) is a Polish distance runner specialising in the 3000 metres steeplechase.[3] He won the silver medal at the 2014 European Championships. Additionally, he represented his country at three consecutive World Championships, reaching the final in 2015. He also competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics without qualifying for the final.

Krystian Zalewski
Krystian Zalewski Rio2016.jpg
Zalewski at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
NationalityPolish
Born (1989-04-11) 11 April 1989 (age 29)
Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland
EducationUniversity of Szczecin[1]
Height185 cm (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)3000 m steeplechase, 1500–5000 m
ClubUKS Barmin[1]
Coached byJacek Kostrzeba[1]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)1500 m – 3:44.02 (2010)
3000 m – 7:59.67 (2014)
3000 mS – 8:16.20 (2014)
5000 m – 14:13.44 (2012)[3]

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Poland
2007 European Junior Championships Hengelo, Netherlands 8th 3000 m s'chase 9:01.74
2008 World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 7th 3000 m s'chase 8:45.64
2009 European U23 Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 3rd 3000 m s'chase 8:42.06
2011 European U23 Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 7th 3000 m s'chase 8:45.33
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 7th 3000 m s'chase 8:39.35
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 3000 m s'chase DQ
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 2nd 3000 m s'chase 8:27.11
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 9th 3000 m s'chase 8:21.22
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 2nd (h) 3000 m s'chase 8:31.501
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 27th (h) 3000 m s'chase 8:34.52
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 19th (h) 3000 m s'chase 8:28.41
Universiade Taipei, Taiwan 1st 3000 m s'chase 8:35.88
2018 European Championships Berlin, Germany 7th 3000 m s'chase 8:38.59

1Did not start in the final

Personal bestsEdit

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Outdoor

Indoor

ReferencesEdit