Manuel Matias (runner)

Manuel Fernando Gonilho Matias (born 30 March 1962 in Alfundão, Ferreira do Alentejo) is a retired long-distance runner from Portugal, who won the 1989 edition of the Fukuoka Marathon, clocking 2:12:54 on 3 December 1989. A year earlier he triumphed in the Paris Marathon. Matias represented his native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, finishing in 46th place (2:20:58).

He won the City-Pier-City Loop half marathon in the Hague in 1992.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Portugal
1988 Paris Marathon Paris, France 1st Marathon 2:13:53
1989 Fukuoka Marathon Fukuoka, Japan 1st Marathon 2:12:54
1990 European Championships Split, FR Yugoslavia 8th Marathon 2:18:52
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan Marathon DNF
1992 City-Pier-City Loop The Hague, Netherlands 1st Half Marathon 1:02:04
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 7th Marathon 2:12:48
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 46th Marathon 2:20:58


  • 1989 Year Ranking[permanent dead link]
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Manuel Matias". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.