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Maura Viceconte (3 October 1967 – 10 February 2019) was an Italian long-distance runner, who represented her native country twice (1996 and 2000) at the Summer Olympics.

Maura Viceconte
Personal information
NationalityItalian
Born(1967-10-03)3 October 1967
Susa, Italy
Died10 February 2019(2019-02-10) (aged 51)
Chiusa di San Michele, Italy
Height1.56 m (5 ft 1 12 in)
Weight47 kg (104 lb)
Sport
CountryItaly Italy
SportAthletics
Event(s)Marathon
Coached byRenato Canova
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Half marathon: 1:09:19 (2001)
  • Marathon: 2:23.47 (2000)

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BiographyEdit

Viceconte is best known for winning the bronze medal at the 1998 European Championships in Budapest, Hungary. She won three marathons during her career: Rome (1999), Vienna (2000), and Prague (2001).

Her personal best time of 2:23:47 hours set at the Vienna City Marathon in 2000 stood as the Italian national record until April 2012, when it was beaten by Valeria Straneo.[1][2]

On 10 February 2019, Viceconte committed suicide by hanging, at the age of 51.[3]

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1995 Venice Marathon Venice, Italy 1st Marathon 2:29:11
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States Marathon DNF
1997 Monaco Marathon Monte Carlo, Monaco 1st Marathon 2:28:16
1998 Italian Marathon Carpi, Italy 1st Marathon 2:31:23
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd Marathon 2:28:31
1999 Rome City Marathon Rome, Italy 1st Marathon 2:29:36
2000 Vienna Marathon Vienna, Austria 1st Marathon 2:23:47
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 12th Marathon 2:29:26
2001 Prague Marathon Prague, Czech Republic 1st Marathon 2:26:33

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Straneo record a Rotterdam 2h23:44" (in Italian). fidal.it. 15 April 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  2. ^ van Hemert, Wim (2012-04-15). Spectacular double Ethiopian success brings home 2:04 and 2:18 victories in Rotterdam. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-04-22.
  3. ^ Pazzesco: è morta Maura Viceconte! Si è tolta la vita… (in Italian)

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