Paulo Guerra

Paulo Alexandre Martins Guerra ( born August 21, 1970 in Santo Aleixo da Restauração ) is a former Portuguese long-distance runner.

About 10,000 m he was at the European Athletics Championships in Helsinki in 1994 and fifth at the World Athletics Championships 1995 in Gothenburg eighth. In 1996 he gave up the 10,000 m at the Olympic Games in Atlanta in the flow and was second in the half marathon of the European Clubs Cup. In 1998, he was sixth at the Berlin Marathon. In the World Half Marathon Championships in 2001 he came to the 32nd place.

However, he had his greatest successes in cross-country running. 1994 in Almswick he became the first European Cross Country Champion, 1995 in Almswick he managed to defend the title, and in 1996 he won silver in Charleroi. An eleventh place in 1998 Ferrara was followed by two more titles in 1999 and 2000 Velenje in Malmö. 2001 in Thun, he finished tenth, and 2002 in Medulin he came on the 20th Place. With the team he won in 1994 and gold in 1996, 1995, 1998 and 1999 and silver in 2001 and bronze in 2002.

At the World Cross Country Championships he wore in 1993 in Ourense with a 21st place the bronze medal of the Portuguese teams. 1995 in Durham, he was sixth in 1998 in Marrakech twelfth. 1999 in Belfast he won bronze and was the first male Europeans on a podium place since 1989. 2000 in Vilamoura he ran in 25th place and won the team bronze, and in 2001 he finished fourth in Ostend.

National title he won twice in the 10,000 m (1994, 1995) and five times in cross country (1995-1997, 1999, 2001 ).

Personal Best

  • 3000 m: 7:49,94 min, May 22, 1996 Lisbon
  • 5000 m: 13:18,59 min, 2nd July 1995 Gateshead
  • 10,000 m: 27:50,17 min, April 4, 1998, Lisbon
  • Half Marathon: 1:01:53 h, November 24, 1996, Lisbon
  • Marathon: 2:11:01 h, September 20, 1998 Berlin
  • 3000m steeplechase: 8:43,86 min, August 11, 1991, Maia