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Serhiy Lebid (Ukrainian: Сергій Лебідь; born 15 July 1975 in Dnipropetrovsk)[1] is a Ukrainian long-distance runner.

Serhiy Lebid
Serhiy Lebid Bruxelles 2008.JPG
Lebid at the European Cross Country Championships
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Ukraine
World Cross Country Championships
Silver medal – second place 2001 Ostend Long race individual
EAA European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Munich 5,000 metres
Gold medal – first place 1999 Palma de Mallorca 5,000 metres
Gold medal – first place 2001 Beijing 5,000 metres
Gold medal – first place 2003 Daegu 5,000 metres
EAA European Cross Country Championships
Gold medal – first place 1998 Ferrara Individual
Gold medal – first place 2001 Thun Individual
Gold medal – first place 2002 Medulin Individual
Gold medal – first place 2003 Edinburgh Individual
Gold medal – first place 2004 Heringsdorf Individual
Gold medal – first place 2005 Tilburg Individual
Gold medal – first place 2007 Toro Individual
Gold medal – first place 2008 Brussels Individual
Gold medal – first place 2010 Albufeira Individual
Silver medal – second place 2000 Malmö Individual
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Oeiras Individual
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Tilburg Team
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Dublin Individual


He has won the European Cross Country championships on nine occasions,[2] winning in 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2010.

Serhiy Lebid finished seventh in the 5,000 m at the 2000 Olympic Games, but did not qualify from his heat in the same event at the 2004 Olympics.

He won a bronze medal in the 5,000 m final at the 2002 European Athletics Championships in Munich and came fifth in the 10,000 m at the 2006 European Athletics Championships.

Lebid came third at the Great Manchester Run in May 2010.[3] In October he was the best performing European at the Giro al Sas 10K in Trento as he finished third behind Edwin Soi and Wilson Busienei with a time of 28:48.3.[4] He won his record ninth title in the men's race at the 2010 European Cross Country Championships, taking the lead in the final stages after a moderately paced start.[5] This also extended his appearance record at the championships – he is the only athlete to have competed every year since the championships' creation in 1994.[6] He secured a second career win at the Lotto Cross Cup Brussels later that month, holding off the Kenyan challengers.[7] A fourth-place finish at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country in January helped the Europeans to the team title,[8] and he was the first European home at the Cross Internacional de San Sebastián with a third-place finish.[9]

He returned to the Manchester 10K in May 2011 and came third behind Haile Gebrselassie and Chris Thompson.[10]

Serhiy Lebid won the 2014 Nagano Marathon (2:13:56). He took 10th place in the 2015 London Marathon with a time of 2:10:21.


  1. ^ Serhiy Lebid. Sports-Reference. Retrieved on 2011-02-01.
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  3. ^ Martin, David (2010-05-16).Gebrselassie and Kidane score Ethiopian sweep in Manchester 10Km. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-01-27.
  4. ^ Soi defends title at Giro Al Sas. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-10-10.
  5. ^ SENIOR MEN'S FINAL: Lebid leaves it late but triumphs again. European Athletics (2010-12-12). Retrieved on 2010-12-12.
  6. ^ Records set in Albufeira Archived 2010-12-19 at the Wayback Machine. European Athletics (2010-12-13). Retrieved on 2010-12-14.
  7. ^ Hendrix, Ivo (2009-12-20). Lalli and Herzog triumph in wintry Brussels. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-02-08.
  8. ^ Wenig, Jorg (2011-01-08). Kipchoge and Masai prevail in snowy Edinburgh. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-01-09.
  9. ^ Valiente, Emeterio (2011-02-01). Menjo and Fernández excel in San Sebastián XC while Cáceres eyes indoor success – Spanish weekend round-up. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-02-01.
  10. ^ Wenig, Jorg (2011-05-15). Gebrselassie takes fourth Manchester 10Km victory, Clitheroe surprises. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-05-27.

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