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Eduardo Buenavista (born 13 October 1978 in General Santos City, South Cotabato)[1] is a Filipino long-distance runner and two-time Olympian. He holds the Philippine record for multiple long distance events.

His best marathon time is 2:18:44 hours. He also holds the Philippine 5000 metres record of 13 minutes, 58 seconds, and performed the 10,000 metres in 29:02.36 minutes.

"Vertek", as called by his friends and the media, finished 67th in the 2004 Athens Olympic marathon. He was a silver medallist in the 23rd Southeast Asian Games in the 10,000m run. He has also won many road races in the Philippines, distance races on previous South East Asian Games the Adidas King of the Road in South Korea and the Adidas King of the Road 2012 in Singapore.

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the Flag of the Philippines.svg Philippines
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 37 3000 m Steeplechase
2001 Southeast Asian Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1st 3000 m Steeplechase
2001 Southeast Asian Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1st 5000 m
2002 Asian Games Busan, South Korea 9th 5000 m
2002 Asian Games Busan, South Korea 8th 10000 m
2003 Asian Championships Manila, Philippines 3rd 10,000 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 67th Marathon
2006 Asian Games Doha, Qatar 12 Marathon
2010 Asian Games Guangzhou, China 17 Marathon

Personal bests

Event Time Date Location
3000 m 8:17.14 26 May 2002 Manila, Philippines
3000 m Steeplechase 8:40.77 12 September 2001 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5000 m 13:58.43 10 October 2002 Busan, South Korea
10000 m 29:02.36 7 October 2002 Busan, South Korea
10000 m Road 30:20 26 June 2005 Jakarta, Indonesia
Half Marathon 1:03:42 27 March 2005 Incheon, South Korea
Marathon 2:18:53 22 July 2007 Manila, Philippines

References

  1. Eduardo Buenavista. sports-reference. Retrieved on 2015-04-16.

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