Gianni Poli

Gianni Poli was born in Lumezzane, on 5th November, 1957. He is an italian ex-athlete and won the New York marathon in 1986 and a silver medal at the 1990 European Athletics Championships.

Italy Marathon


Gianni Poli was the real great italian pride in the Marathon’s world during the 80’s.

He ran, in fact, the most important Marathons of the world, New York (’86), Fukoka (’81), Boston (’88), Helsinki (’83) and Chicago (’85), where he overthrew the male qualification time of 2:10:00.

Personal bests

Chicago Marathon, 1985, 4th position, 2:09:57.

New York Marathon, 1986, GOLD medal, 2:11.06.

London Marathon, 1987, 4th position, 2:10:15.

Honolulu Marathon, 1988, GOLD medal, 2:12:47.

Boston Marathon, 1988, 5th position, 2:09:33.

1983European Marathon CupLaredoMarathon Bronze2:12:28 
1983World ChampionshipsHelsinkiMarathon72:15:25 
1985Chicago MarathonChicagoMarathon52:09:57 
1986European ChampionshipsStuttgartMarathon132:15:25 
1986New York MarathonNew YorkMarathon Gold2:11:06 
1987London MarathonLondonMarathon42:10:15 
1988Boston marathonBostonMarathon52:09:33 
1988MarathonHonoluluMarathon Gold2:12:47 
1988Olympic GamesSeoulMarathon192:16:07 
1989World Marathon CupMilanMarathon Bronze2:10:49 
1990European Athletics ChampionshipsSplitMarathon Silver2:14:55 

World Championships, in 1983, Helsinki, 2:15:25, 7th position.

European Championships, in 1986, Stuttgart, 2:15:25, 13th position.

Olympic Games, in 1988, Seoul, 2:16:07, 19th position.

European Championships, in 1990, Split, Silver medal, 2:14:55.