Stefano La Rosa
Stefano La Rosa (first) at Zürich 2014
|Born||28 September 1985|
|Height||1.66 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||55 kg (121 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
Of Sicilian descent, as a junior athlete, he came 52nd at the 2003 IAAF World Cross Country Championships. He came 16th over 5000 metres at the 2004 World Junior Championships in Athletics, but managed a 1500 metres/5000 m double at the Italian junior championships.He won a team silver medal in the under-23 section of the 2006 European Cross Country Championships, courtesy of his tenth-place finish. He improved to fifth place in this category at the 2007 European race. Senior success came two years later in the form of a 5000 m silver medal at the 2009 Mediterranean Games in Pescara and a team bronze medal at the 2009 European Cross Country Championships alongside Daniele Meucci.
In his first major senior track final, he came tenth over 5000 m at the 2010 European Athletics Championships. He managed the same position in the 3000 m at the 2011 European Athletics Indoor Championships and secured the bronze medal over 5000 m at the 2011 Summer Universiade in Shenzhen. He was the first Italian finisher at the 2011 BOClassic 10K race, taking sixth place overall.
|2004||World Junior Championships||Grosseto, Italy||16th||5000 m||14:20.51|
|2007||European U23 Championships||Debrecen, Hungary||6th||1500m||3:46.37|
|2009||Mediterranean Games||Pescara, Italy||2nd||5000 m||14:04.44|
|2010||European Championships||Barcelona, Spain||10th||5000 m||13:46.58|
|2011||European Indoor Championships||Paris, France||10th||3000 m||8:04.12|
|Universiade||Shenzhen, China||3rd||5000 m||14:02.95|
|2012||European Championships||Helsinki, Finland||11th||5000 m||13:41.99|
|2013||Mediterranean Games||Mersin, Turkey||–||5000 m||DNF|
|Universiade||Kazan, Russia||4th||5000 m||13:40.42|
|2014||European Championships||Zürich, Switzerland||8th||10,000 m||28:49.99|
|2016||European Championships||Amsterdam, Netherlands||13th||Half marathon||1:04:15|
- Stefano La Rosa. FIDAL. Retrieved on 2012-01-02.
- Sampaolo, Diego (2012-01-01). Soi and Cheruiyot take thrillers in Bolzano. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-01-02.
- ""CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANI SUL PODIO TRICOLORE – 1906 2012" (PDF). sportolimpico.it. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2013.