Marco Evoniuk
Personal information
Full nameMarco Ray Evoniuk
Born (1957-09-30) September 30, 1957 (age 64)
San Francisco, California
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
Country United States
Updated on 25 July 2013.

Marco Ray Evoniuk (born September 30, 1957, in San Francisco, California) is a retired male race walker from the United States, who represented his native country at three consecutive Olympic Games, starting in 1984. Evoniuk had qualified for the 1980 U.S. Olympic team but was unable to compete due to the 1980 Summer Olympics boycott. He did however receive one of 461 Congressional Gold Medals created especially for the spurned athletes.[1]

Personal bests


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
1979 World Race Walking Cup Eschborn, West Germany 35th 50 km 4:12:37
Pan American Games San Juan, Puerto Rico 3rd 50 km 4:24:20
1981 World Race Walking Cup Valencia, Spain 13th 50 km 4:07:44
1983 World Race Walking Cup Bergen, Norway 50 km DSQ
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 20 km DNF
9th 50 km 3:56.57
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 7th 20 km 1:25:42
50 km DNF
1985 World Race Walking Cup St John's, Isle of Man 16th 50 km 4:11:03
1986 Pan American Race Walking Cup Saint Léonard, Canada 2nd 50 km 4:05:56
1987 World Race Walking Cup New York City, United States 20 km DNF
World Championships Rome, Italy 17th 50 km 3:57.43
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 22nd 50 km 3:56:55
Pan American Race Walking Cup Mar del Plata, Argentina 50 km DNF
1991 World Race Walking Cup San Jose, United States 20 km DNF
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 50 km DNF
1995 World Race Walking Cup Beijing, PR China 48th 50 km 4:11:31
1997 World Race Walking Cup Poděbrady, Czech Republic 68th 50 km 4:17:24


  1. ^ Caroccioli, Tom; Caroccioli, Jerry (2008). Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. Highland Park, IL: New Chapter Press. pp. 243–253. ISBN 978-0942257403.