Danilo Goffi
Personal information
Born (1972-12-03) 3 December 1972 (age 49)
Legnano, Italy
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight52 kg (115 lb)
CountryItaly Italy
ClubC.S. Carabinieri
Coached byGiorgio Rondelli
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 5000 me: 13:44.64 (1995)
  • 10,000 m: 28:28.39 (1996)
  • Half marathon: 1:01:23 (1996)
  • Marathon: 2:08:33 (1998)

Danilo Goffi (born 3 December 1972 in Legnano) is a former Italian long-distance runner, who specializes in the marathon. He represented his country at the 1996 Summer Olympics and has also competed at the World Championships in Athletics. He was the silver medallist in the marathon at the 1998 European Athletics Championships.

He won two times the Italian national championships of the marathon, the first time in 1995 when he was 23 years old, and the second time, 19 years after in 2014 when he was 42.[3]


Goffi won the 1995 Venice Marathon and was part of the Italian bronze medal-winning team at the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships that year. He won the Turin Marathon in 2005 and also competed at the 2010 edition of the race, finishing in fifth place.[4] He was the first Italian finisher at the 2011 Venice Marathon, coming in seventh place overall with his time of 2:14:41 hours.[5]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1991 European Junior Championships Thessaloniki, Greece 1st 10,000 m 30:18.62
1995 Venice Marathon Venice, Italy 1st Marathon 2:09:26
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 9th Marathon 2:15:08
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 4th Marathon 2:14:47
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd Marathon 2:12:11
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 5th Marathon 2:14:50
2001 Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany 5th Marathon 2:10:35
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 13th Marathon 2:15:57
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 11th Marathon 2:14:45

National titles

See also


  1. ^ "EXTREME PEOPLE 102 - Danilo Goffi Story" (in Italian). youtube.com. Archived from the original on 2021-12-17. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  2. ^ The ranking coincided with the ranking of the 1998 European Championships marathon race.
  3. ^ "Danilo Goffi: una vita a suon di 42 km" (in Italian). losportinsegna.it. Retrieved 16 August 2017. ...conquista il titolo italiano assoluto di Maratona a Milano: 19 anni dopo il primo trionfo
  4. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2010-11-14). Pertile surprises in rainy Turin, Jeptoo takes women’s crown. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-11-14.
  5. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2011-10-23). Kirop smashes women’s record in Venice. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-10-23.