Abel Antón

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Abel Antón
Abel Antón (Feria del Libro de Madrid, 6 de junio de 2008).jpg
Abel Antón, 6 June 2008
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Representing  Spain
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Athens Marathon
Gold medal – first place 1999 Sevilla Marathon
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1994 Helsinki 10000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Helsinki 5000 m

Abel Antón Rodrigo (born 24 October 1962 in Ojuel, Soria) is a Spanish long-distance runner. He won gold medals in the marathon at the 1997 and the 1999 World Championships in Athletics. In 1998 Antón became the first Spanish runner to win the London Marathon. He also won the Berlin Marathon in 1996, giving him major marathon championships in 4 consecutive years (1996 through 1999.)

In 2006 Abel Anton was implicated by Spanish professional cyclist and whistleblower Jesus Manzano in the doping ring that was the focus of the Operacion Puerto doping investigation by the Spanish Guardia Civil. Manzano alleged that Abel Anton together with former 5,000-metre champion Alberto García and Spanish 1,500-metre athlete Reyes Estévez were in a hotel where Eufemiano Fuentes, the Spanish sports doctor at the centre of the alleged doping ring, was claimed to have been offering consultations. Manzano went on to declare, in an interview with Italian online cycling journal Tuttobiciweb, that these athletes were all "with Fuentes".[1] Alberto Garcia later served a two-year ban after having tested positive for EPO in 2003.


  1. ^ "Manzano: "Così nascondevano il sangue"". Tuttobiciweb.it. 28 April 2010. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2010.

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