Marcin Lewandowski
Personal information
NationalityPolish
Born (1987-06-13) 13 June 1987 (age 34)
Szczecin, Poland
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
Sport
CountryPoland
SportAthletics
Event(s)Middle-distance running
ClubAZS UMCS Lublin https://www.onet.pl/sport/onetsport/marcin-lewandowski-zawodnikiem-azs-umcs-lublin/58cv39e,d87b6cc4
Coached byTomasz Lewandowski
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)800 m: 1:43.72[1]
1500 m: 3:30.42 NR
Mile: 3:49.11 NR

Marcin Przemysław Lewandowski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈmart͡ɕin lɛvanˈdɔfski]; born 13 June 1987) is a Polish middle-distance runner who specializes in the 800 metres and 1500 metres.[1] At club level, he represents Benfica in Portugal.

Personal life

Lewandowski was born in Szczecin on 13 June 1987.

Running career

Lewandowski is coached by his brother, Tomasz.[2]

Youth career

Lewandowski finished fourth at the 2006 World Junior Championships, won the 2007 European U23 Championships,[1] and won the silver medal at the 2009 European U23 Championships behind countryfellow Adam Kszczot.

Marcin Lewandowski running the Back Bay Mile at the Adidas Boost Boston Games in 2019
Marcin Lewandowski running the Back Bay Mile at the Adidas Boost Boston Games in 2019

Senior career

Lewandowski competed at the 2008 Olympic Games without reaching the final, but then finished sixth at the 2009 European Indoor Championships and eighth at the 2009 World Championships.[1] His first medal of 2010 was a bronze, as he was third behind Yuriy Borzakovskiy and Michael Rimmer at the 2010 European Team Championships. Lewandowski won the 800 m at the 2010 European Athletics Championships and took the silver medal behind David Rudisha at the 2010 IAAF Continental Cup.[3]

Lewandowski improved his indoor best to 1:46.17 minutes at the Sparkassen Cup in February 2011, coming third.[4]

In 2017, he won the bronze medal in the men's 4 × 800 metres relay at the 2017 IAAF World Relays held in Nassau, Bahamas.[5]

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Poland
2005 European Junior Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 7th 1500 m 3:49.08
2006 World Cross Country Championships Fukuoka, Japan 90th Short race (4 km) 12:03
World Junior Championships Beijing, China 4th 800 m 1:48.25
2007 European U23 Championships Debrecen, Hungary 1st 800 m 1:49.94
Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 8th 800 m 1:47.94
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 20th (sf) 800 m 1:47.24
2009 European Indoor Championships Turin, Italy 6th 800 m 1:49.86
European U23 Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 2nd 800 m 1:46.52
World Championships Berlin, Germany 8th 800 m 1:46.17
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 1st 800 m 1:47.07
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 2nd 800 m 1:48.23
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 4th 800 m 1:44.80
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey – (sf) 800 m DNF
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 9th (sf) 800 m 1:45.08
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 4th 1500 m 3:39.19
World Championships Moscow, Russia 4th 800 m 1:44.08
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 4th (h) 800 m 1:46.26[6]
IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 2nd 4 × 800 m relay 7:08.69
6th 4 × 1500 m relay 15:05.70
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 5th 800 m 1:45.78
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 1st 800 m 1:46.67
IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 2nd 4 × 800 m relay 7:09.98
4th Distance medley relay 9:24.07
World Championships Beijing, China 7th (sf) 800 m 1:45.34
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 2nd 800 m 1:45.54
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6th 800 m 1:44.20
2017 European Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia 1st 1500 m 3:44.82
IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 3rd 4 × 800 m relay 7:18.74
World Championships London, United Kingdom 7th (sf) 800 m 1:45.93
7th 1500 m 3:36.02
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 2nd 1500 m 3:58.39
World Cup London, United Kingdom 1st 1500 m 3:52.88
European Championships Berlin, Germany 2nd 1500 m 3:38.14
2019 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, Scotland 1st 1500 m 3:42.85
World Championships Doha, Qatar 3rd 1500 m 3:31.46
2021 European Indoor Championships Toruń, Poland 2nd 1500m 3:38.06
Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan 44th (h) 1500 m 4:43.96[7]

References

  1. ^ a b c d Marcin Lewandowski at World Athletics
  2. ^ "Log into Facebook". Cite uses generic title (help)
  3. ^ Arcoleo, Laura (5 September 2010). EVENT Report – Men's 800 Metres. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-02-06.
  4. ^ Gordon, Ed (6 February 2011). Oliver, Alamirew post scintillating marks in Stuttgart. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-02-06.
  5. ^ "Men's 4 × 800 metres relay" (PDF). 2017 IAAF World Relays. Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 July 2020. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  6. ^ Disqualified in the final
  7. ^ Did not finish in the semifinal