Paulo Roberto Paula
Paulo Roberto de Almeida Paula (born 8 July 1979) is a Brazilian long-distance runner who competes in marathon races. He finished 8th at the 2012 Olympics and 15th at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He is a member of the Cruzeiro Sport Club.
Paula at the 2016 Olympics
|Born||8 July 1979|
|Height||170 cm (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||55 kg (121 lb)|
|Event(s)||5000 m – marathon|
|Club||Cruzeiro Sport Club|
Luasa Sports Taubaté
|Coached by||Dino de Aguiar Cintra Filho|
Marco Antonio de Oliveira
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||5000 m – 14:00.81 (2010)|
10 km – 28:50 (2011)
HM – 1:02:30 (2011)
Marathon – 2:10:23 (2012)
He began competing nationally in his teenage years. He was runner-up over 10,000 metres at the 1998 Brazilian Junior Championships with a run of 30:42.94 minutes. He began to progress in the senior ranks of the event in 2002, finishing fourth at the Brazilian Athletics Championships with a run of 28:58.03 minutes. However, he did not compete frequently at the top level over the following years.
He moved up to the half marathon distance and in 2007 he was runner-up at the São Paulo Half Marathon with a time of 64:29 minutes. He repeated that feat in both 2008 and 2009 and improved his best time to 64:26 minutes over the period. His marathon debut followed in 2011 with a run at the Amsterdam Marathon, where his finishing time of 2:13:15 hours was enough for 17th place. Two better performances in 2012 (2:11:51 at the Barcelona Marathon, then 2:10:23 for third at the Maratona di Sant'Antonio) saw him chosen for the Brazilian team for the 2012 London Olympics.
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- Paulo Roberto de Paula. cob.org.br
- "Paulo Roberto Paula". London 2012. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Archived from the original on 30 April 2013. Retrieved 12 September 2012.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
- Paulo Roberto Paula. nbcolympics.com
- Paulo Roberto Paula at IAAF
- Paulo Roberto Paula. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 6 May 2013.
- Paulo Roberta Paula. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 6 May 2013.
- April 2013 Results. AIMS. Retrieved on 6 May 2013.