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Muriel Coneo Paredes (March 15, 1987) is a Colombian Olympic athlete specializing in the middle-distance running events. She won multiple medals on the continental level, including the gold medal in the 1500 m at the 2015 Pan American Games and the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games.

Muriel Coneo
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Personal information
Full nameMuriel Coneo Paredes
NationalityColombian
Born (1987-03-15) March 15, 1987 (age 32)
Isla Fuerte, Bolívar, Colombia
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight50 kg (110 lb)
Sport
Country Colombia
SportWomen's athletics
Event(s)Middle-distance running
Now coachingLibardo Hoyos
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 800 m: 2:03.81 (2011)
  • 1500 m: 4:06.99 (2016)
  • 3000 m: 9:04.79 (2016)
  • 3000 m s'chase: 9:43.16 (2016)
  • 5000 m: 15:41.55 (2017)
Updated on 7 May 2017.

Muriel was born on Isla Fuerte, a Caribbean island belonging to the Bolívar Department, Colombia on March 15, 1987 as the oldest of four sisters between Carlos Coneo and Alicia Paredes. She began her athletic career at age of 14 when she moved to Medellin in 2002 for training and competing in the Heptathlon.[1] Later, under guidance of Libardo Hoyos, her current coach, she began to run middle distance events including 800 m and 1500 m in which she set several national records and competed at continental and world level as a junior athlete. In 2013, she began to train for 3000 m steeplechase and the same year she placed first at the 2013 Bolivarian Games in Trujillo, Peru].[2] In 2017, she ran her first international 5000 m in the 2017 Mt. SAC Relays (Torrance, CA) where she set a PB of 15:41.55 [3]

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Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Colombia
2004 South American Youth Championships Guayaquil, Ecuador 4th 800 m 2:11.9
6th 1500 m 4:36.2
2005 South American Championships Cali, Colombia 5th 800 m 2:09.00
Bolivarian Games Armenia, Colombia 3rd 800 m 2:11.14 A
South American Junior Championships Rosario, Argentina 1st 800 m 2:10.57
2nd 1500 m 4:36.10
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:44.80
2006 Ibero-American Championships Ponce, Puerto Rico 4th 800 m 2:05.83
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:37.71
Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 6th 800 m 2:08.27
World Junior Championships Beijing, China 22nd (sf) 800 m 2:13.15
South American Championships Tunja, Colombia 2nd 800 m 2:14.13
3rd 1500 m 4:55.24
2nd 4 × 400 m 3:37.12
South American U23 Championships /
South American Games
Buenos Aires, Argentina 1st 800m 2:07.78
1st 1500m 4:25.56
2007 South American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 2nd 800 m 2:08.99
5th 1500 m 4:26.14
2008 Ibero-American Championships Iquique, Chile 4th 800 m 2:04.46
5th 1500 m 4:24.90
Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 4th 800 m 2:07.7
3rd 1500 m 4:28.92
South American U23 Championships Lima, Peru 2nd 800 m 2:07.70
2nd 1500 m 4:35.28
2009 South American Championships Lima, Peru 3rd 800 m 2:07.32
2nd 1500 m 4:23.38
Bolivarian Games Sucre, Bolivia 2nd 800 m 2:10.66 A
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:39.06 A
2010 Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 6th 800 m 2:05.36
5th 4 × 400 m relay 3:38.94
2011 South American Championships Buenos Aires, Argentina 3rd 800 m 2:05.25
4th 1500 m 4:24.16
Central American and Caribbean Championships Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 6th 800 m 2:08.60
4th 1500 m 4:25.45
Universiade Shenzhen, China 17th (h) 800 m 2:06.18
8th (h) 1500 m 4:28.03
2013 South American Championships Cartagena, Colombia 2nd 1500 m 4:15.84
3rd 3000 m s'chase 10:09.91
Bolivarian Games Trujillo, Peru 2nd 1500 m 4:09.79
1st 3000 m s'chase 10:00.09
2014 South American Games Santiago, Chile 1st 1500 m 4:15.66
1st 3000 m s'chase 10:05.02
Ibero-American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 1st 1500 m 4:14.42
2nd 3000 m 9:22.10
Central American and Caribbean Games Xalapa, Mexico 1st 1500 m 4:14.84 A
2nd 3000 m s'chase 10:07.94 A
2015 Pan American Cross Country Cup Barranquilla, Colombia 7th 7 km 21:56
6th Team - 7 km 89 pts
South American Championships Lima, Peru 1st 1500 m 4:10.14
1st 3000 m s'chase 9:53.1
Pan American Games Toronto, Canada 1st 1500 m 4:09.05 NR
World Championships Beijing, China 22nd (sf) 1500 m 4:18.14
34th (h) 3000 m s'chase 9:55.53
2016 Ibero-American Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1st 1500 m 4:09.35
2nd 3000 m 9:04.79
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 20th (h) 1500 m 4:09.50
2017 South American Championships Asunción, Paraguay 1st 1500 m 4:16.46
1st 5000 m 16:16.64
World Championships London, United Kingdom 36th (h) 1500 m 4:11.98
28th (h) 5000 m 15:26.18
2018 South American Games Cochabamba, Bolivia 1st 1500 m 4:27.10
5000 m DNF
Central American and Caribbean Games Barranquilla, Colombia 5th 1500 m 4:25.72
1st 5000 m 16:13.47
2019 South American Championships Lima, Peru 6th 5000 m 16:34.58
3rd 10,000 m 33:43.00
Pan American Games Lima, Peru 6th 1500 m 4:11.97

Personal bestsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Muriel corre su vida a fondo (in Spanish). El Colombiano.
  2. ^ Juegos Bolivarianos 2013 Archived 2014-02-16 at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish).
  3. ^ [1] (in Spanish).

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