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Luís Azevedo da Silva Novo (born May 29, 1970 in Mamarrosa – Oliveira do Bairro) is a long-distance runner from Portugal, who won the 2001 edition of the Vienna Marathon, clocking 2:10.28. He ended up in fourth place in the men’s marathon at the 1999 World Championships.

He set his personal best time (2:09.41) in 2004 at the Berlin Marathon, when he finished in seventh place. Novo represented his native country at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, finishing in 50th place.

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About

NAME: Luís Azevedo da Silva Novo
DATE OF BIRTH: 29/05/70
NATURALNESS: Caneira-Mamarrosa ( Oliveira do Bairro)
WEIGHT: 61 kg
HEIGHT: 173 cms

QUALIFICATIONS:
Licenciado em Educação Física pela Faculdade de Ciências do Desporto e de Educação Física da Universidade do Porto.

CAREER START: 1986
SPECIALTY: Meio-Fundo e Fundo
LAST CLUB: Maia Atlético Clube – Real Seguros
LAST COACH: Prof. João Campos
CAREER END: Dezembro de 2007

CLUBS REPRESENTED:
C.P. Mamarrosa
Arviscal
A.D.E.R.C.U.Serena
A.D.R.E.Palhaça
C.D.U.Porto
TerBel
F.C.Porto
Xistarca
Maia Atlético Clube

Records

For the record, my personal bests:

EventRecordYearLocation
1500 metres3:49.6 min1998Maia/Portugal
3000 metres8:03.65 min1995Lisboa/Portugal
5000 metres13:46.67 min1996Leiria/Portugal
10000 meters28:39.64 min1997Catania/Italy
Half Marathon1:01:50 hrs1998Zurich/Switzerland
Marathon2:09:41 hrs2004Berlin/Germany

Marathon progression:

YearRecordPlaceLocationDateInfo
19982:18:0327thParis05/04/1998Début
19982:10:322ndReims11/10/1998
19992:14:274thSevilla28/08/1999World Championships
20002:11:2913thRotterdam16/04/2000
20002:23:0450thSydney01/10/2000Olympic Games
20012:10:281stWien20/05/2001
2001---------DNFEdmonton03/08/2001World Championships
20022:19:359thOita03/02/2002
20042:09:417thBerlin26/09/2004
20052:18:3624thHelsinki13/08/2005World Championships
20062:22:1822thHamburg23/04/2006
2006---------DNFGoteburg13/08/2006European Championships

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