Alberto Suárez Laso

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Alberto Suárez Laso
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Personal information
Born (1977-12-19) December 19, 1977 (age 42)
Country Spain
SportTrack and field (T12)

Alberto Suárez Laso (born December 19, 1977 in Riosa, Asturias) is a T12 athlete from Spain who competes in long distance races: the 5,000 meters, 10,000 meters, half marathon and marathon. He is a world record holder in the men's T12 marathon, winning gold in the event at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships and the 2012 Summer Paralympics.

Personal[change | change source]

Suárez was born December 19, 1977 in Riosa, Asturias.[1][2] As of 2012, he resides in Oviedo, Asturias.[1]

Suárez won an award related to human values at the 2011 Asturian Best Sportspersons awards organized by the Asturian Sports Press Association,.[3] In 2012, he won the Asturian Sports Press Association award for best male athlete.[4]

Athletics[change | change source]

Suárez is a T12, a blind runner,[1][5] and he sometimes compete against runners without disabilities.[6] He belongs to the Laso Oviedo Athletics Club.[6][7] As of 2012, Chus Castaño is his coach.[6] He is a world record in the marathon.[3]

Suárez competed in the 2011 Gran Fondo Siete Aguas International Trophy President of the Council of Valencia.[7] He competed in the 2011 Spanish Paralympic national athletics championships held in Gijón.[8] He competed in the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch New Zealand. He was one of two Spanish competitors in the marathon. He was the first runner to finish the marathon and he made a world record by running the race with a time of 2.28:10.[1][5][9] He also finished third in the men's T12 10,000 meter race.[1]

Suárez's goal for his running in 2012 was to finish first at the 2012 London Paralympics in the marathon.[10] He race in the 2012 Riosa Sports Days.[11] He competed at the 2012 Summer Paralympics,[11][12] where hefinished firset in the men's T12 marathon and finished 6th in the men's T12 5,000 meter event.[1] His first place was Spain's eighth first place of the Games.[2] He finished the marathon in a time of 2:24.50, a new Paralympic Games record and World Record.[12]

Suárez finished sixth in the 2013 Bareclona half marathon while racing against runners who did not have a disability. He set a personal best time in the half marathon at the race.[12] He competed in the 2013 Divina Pastora 8 km Orotava held in the Canary Islands. He gave a speech two days before the race about physical activity, sport and eating patterns for athletes.[9][12][13]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Biografías" (in Spanish). Spain: Comité Paralímpico Español. 2012. Retrieved July 15, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 La Nueva España. "El atleta riosano Alberto Suárez Laso, medalla de oro en Londres" (in Spanish). Spain: La Nueva España. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 22 de marzo de 2012 19:28h (March 22, 2012). "Juan Mata gana el premio al Mejor Deportista Asturiano" (in Spanish). Spain: Retrieved July 5, 2013.
  4. Oviedo (December 18, 2012). "Ángela Pumariega y Alberto Suárez Laso, elegidos mejores deportistas asturianos de 2012" (in Spanish). Spain: 20 Minutos. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Todo el deporte de Córdoba al instante" (in Spanish). Spain: MINUTO90. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Alberto Suárez Laso, oro y record del mundo de maratón en los Juegos Paralímpicos de Londres" (in Spanish). Spain: June 28, 2013. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
  7. 7.0 7.1 News Editor. "Más de 2000 atletas participarán en el Gran Fondo Internacional de Siete Aguas-Trofeo Presidente de la Diputación de Valencia" (in Spanish). Spain: Retrieved July 5, 2013.
  8. La Nueva España. "Campeonato sin exclusión — La Nueva España — Diario Independiente de Asturias" (in Spanish). Spain: Retrieved July 5, 2013.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Radiotelevisión Canaria — Deportes" (in Spanish). Spain: 2013-06-16. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
  10. José Ángel García. "El asturiano Alberto Suárez Laso, oro en maratón en los Juegos Paralímpicos" (in Spanish). Spain: El Comercio. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Riosa vuelve a apostar por sus Jornadas — La Nueva España — Diario Independiente de Asturias" (in Spanish). Spain: 2013-06-19. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 "Alberto Suárez Laso, oro en los paralímpicos de Londres, atleta invitado a la 8KM Orotava Divina Pastora" (in Spanish). Spain: Retrieved July 5, 2013.
  13. "Radiotelevisión Canaria — Deportes" (in Spanish). Spain: 2013-06-14. Retrieved July 5, 2013.

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