Dionicio Cerón

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Dionicio Cerón
Personal information
Full nameDionicio Cerón Pizarro
Nationality Mexico
Born (1965-10-09) 9 October 1965 (age 56)
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight54 kg (119 lb)
Event(s)10,000 metres

Dionicio Cerón Pizarro (born October 9, 1965 in Toluca) is a former marathon runner from Mexico, whose personal best in the classic distance was 2:08:30. He represented his native country two times at the Summer Olympics: in 1992 and 1996. He also won the London Marathon three consecutive times between 1994 and 1996, the only man to have ever achieved this feat. Eluid Kipchoge, António Pinto and Martin Lel are the only other men to have won it three times or more, however not in consecutive years.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Mexico
1990 Chicago Marathon Chicago, United States 9th Marathon 2:12:18
Central American and Caribbean Games Mexico City, Mexico 1st 10,000 m 29:46.09
1991 Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 2nd Marathon 2:10:02
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain Marathon DNF
Beppu-Ōita Marathon Beppu-Ōita, Japan 1st Marathon 2:08:36
Fukuoka Marathon Fukuoka, Japan 4th Marathon 2:10:42
1993 Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 1st Marathon 2:11:06
Central American and Caribbean Games Ponce, Puerto Rico 1st 10,000 m 28:58.11
Fukuoka Marathon Fukuoka, Japan 1st Marathon 2:08:51
1994 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 1st Marathon 2:08:53
Fukuoka Marathon Fukuoka, Japan 16th Marathon 2:15:23
1995 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 1st Marathon 2:08:30
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd Marathon 2:12:13
1996 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 1st Marathon 2:10:00
1997 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 3rd Marathon 2:10:59
New York City Marathon New York City, United States 8th Marathon 2:13:01
2000 Hokkaido Marathon Sapporo, Japan 1st Marathon 2:17:14


  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Dionicio Cerón". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2010-05-01.

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Preceded by Men's Half Marathon World Record Holder
16 September 1990 – 3 April 1993
Succeeded by