Martín Fiz

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Martín Fiz
Martin Fiz recibiendo la distición Lan Onari 01.jpg
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Representing  Spain
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1995 Gothenburg Marathon
Silver medal – second place 1997 Athens Marathon
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1994 Helsinki Marathon

Martín Fiz Martín (born 3 March 1963 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava) is a long-distance runner from Spain, who won the marathon at the 1994 European Championships in Athletics in Helsinki and repeated his success at the 1995 World Championships in Athletics in Gothenburg. The same year he captured the title in the Rotterdam Marathon.

At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta Fiz came fourth in the marathon. A year later he won a silver medal at the 1997 World Championships in Athletics in Athens, finishing behind his countryman Abel Anton. He competed in three consecutive Summer Olympics for his native country, starting in 1992.

Fiz has continued running into masters age divisions, setting the world M55 record in the road 10K at 31:36 on January 13, 2019 in Valencia.[1]


Martin Fiz is the only athlete in the world who has managed to win in six Majors Marathons in the Master 50 category (runners over 50 years old), winning the Marathons of New York, Tokyo, Boston, Berlin, Chicago, and London, achieving the goal of obtaining the ‘Six World Marathon Majors’, World Marathon Majors, an international competition created in 2006, which brings together six of the most prestigious world Marathons, recognised as the most high profile on the calendar.

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Spain
1988 Ibero-American Championships Ciudad de México, México 1st 3000m steeplechase 9:05.21 A
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 5000m DNF
1992 Ibero-American Championships Seville, Spain 3rd 5000m 13:57.99
1993 Helsinki City Marathon Helsinki, Finland 1st Marathon 2:12:47
1994 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 10th Marathon 2:10:21
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 1st Marathon 2:10:31
1995 Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 1st Marathon 2:08:56
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st Marathon 2:11:31
1996 Seoul International Marathon Seoul, South Korea 1st Marathon 2:08:25
Summer Olympics Atlanta, United States 4th Marathon 2:13:20
New York Marathon New York, United States 7th Marathon 2:12:31
1997 Lake Biwa Marathon Otsu, Japan 1st Marathon 2:08:05
World Championships Athens, Greece 2nd Marathon 2:13:21
1998 Lake Biwa Marathon Otsu, Japan 2nd Marathon 2:09:33
1999 Lake Biwa Marathon Otsu, Japan 1st Marathon 2:08:50
World Championships Seville, Spain 8th Marathon 2:16:17
New York Marathon New York, United States 9th Marathon 2:12:03
2000 Lake Biwa Marathon Otsu, Japan 1st Marathon 2:08:14
Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 6th Marathon 2:13:24
2001 Madrid Millenium Marathon Madrid, Spain 7th Marathon 2:17:11

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time Date Location
1500 metres 3:44.00 1 January 1988
3000 metres 07:50.17 30 July 1990 Getxo
3000 metres steeplechase 08:28.90 18 June 1988 Getxo
5000 metres 13:20.01 17 July 1991 Rome
10,000 metres 27:49.61 1 July 1998 Barakaldo
Half marathon 1:01:08 29 September 1996 Grevenmacher
Marathon 2:08:05 2 March 1997 Otsu


  1. ^ "Martín Fiz logra el récord del mundo de 10 kms. para mayores de 55 años". Deia (in Spanish). 13 January 2019. Archived from the original on 14 January 2019. Retrieved 12 September 2021.

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