Daniele Meucci

Italy Middle distance running

Career

In 2005 he passes to the Army Sports Centre. In 2006 he won the Italian Championships on 10000 m floors, reconfirming in 2007 when he also won the 5000 meter dash. Also in 2006, the European Championships in Gothenburg, he comes 10th on 10000 m.

In 2007 he won the bronze medal in the 10,000 meter dash at the U23 European Championship in Debrecen. Immediately after the race he has an altercation with a manager FIDAL and in October the Commission judgmental national disqualification for six months the athlete Tuscan and inhibits for eighteen months his coach Luigi Principato for unsportsmanlike conduct. A month after the disqualification it is reduced four months and it is canceled inhibition borne coach.

In 2008 he became Italian champion also on the distance of 3000 m indoor floors (in which will be repeated in 2009), in addition to win back the title on 5000 m.

In 2009 he participates in the World Athletics Championships in Berlin, and he was eliminated in the batteries of 5000 m. In the same year he participated at the World Half Marathon in Birmingham where he captures a good 18th place with a time of 1h02’43 “.

2010 is the year of the debut marathon: after a good time at the Roma-Ostia Half Marathon, which gets its staff (1h02’41 “), he runs the Rome Marathon coming 11th in 2h13’49”, a time which has good room for improvement.

July 27, 2010 he won the bronze medal at the European Championships in Barcelona in the 10000 meter dash with a time of 28’27 “33, identical to the one hundredth of second placed Chris Thompson.

In March 2011, he gets a disappointing second lowest in the European Indoor Championships in Paris on the distance of 3000 m; always in this year he opts for a technical change, from Luigi Principato to Massimo Magnani and in June he arrived on 7th place at 10 km Trophy City of Telese Terme.

April 30, 2012 he ranks fourth in the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational with his new personal best of 27’32 “86, which takes him from ninth to fourth place in the rankings Italian all-time of 10,000 meters, overtaking Marco Mazza, Stefano Baldini Stefano Mei, Franco Fava and Alberto Cova and behind only to Venanzio Ortis (27’31 “48), Francesco Panetta (27’24” 16) and the record holder Italian Salvatore Antibo (27’16 “50).

The March 17, 2013 took second place at the New York City Half Marathon in 1h01’06 establishing “its lead on the half marathon distance. On 3 November the same year it ranks tenth in the New York Marathon with a time of 2h12’03 “new personal best over the distance.

The August 17, 2014 he won the gold medal at the European Athletics Championships with a time of 2h11’08”.

Personal bests

Outdoor

1500 m, 3:47.32, on 1st January, 2006.

3000 m, 7:41.74, Stockholm, on 17th August, 2012.

two miles,8:28.28, Birmingham, GBR, on 26th August, 2012.

5000 m, 13:19.00, Heusden-Zolder, on 7th July, 2012.

10.000 m, 27:32.86, Palo Alto (CA), on 29th April, 2012.

10 Km, 28:19, New York City, NY, on 10th May, 2014.

20 Km, 58:49, København, on 29th March, 2014.

Half Marathon, 1:01:06, New York City, NY, on 17th March, 2013.

Marathon, 2:11:08, Zürich (Letzigrund), on 17th August, 2014.

 

Indoor

3000 m, 7:56.53, Genova, on 24th February, 2008.

5000 m, 13:50.26, Düsseldorf, on 11st February, 2011.

Year

EventPlaceRacePositionPerformance

2004

World Junior Championships

 Grosseto

10 000 mInjury

2005

European Championships U23

 Erfurt

10 000 m

14º

30’43″41

2006

European Championships Göteborg10 000 m10º28’48″30

2007

European Championships U23 Debrecen10 000 m Bronze29’18″26

2008

World Cross

 Edinburgh

Individual99º

38’28”

2009

European Cross DublinIndividual31’42”
Team Bronze

62 p.

2009World Championships Berlin5 000 m

Battery

13’37″79

2009

World Half Marathon BirminghamIndividual18º1h02’43”
Team11º

3h11’58”

2010

European Championships Barcelona5 000 m13’40″17
10 000 m Bronze

28’27″33

2011

European Indoor Paris3 000 m11º8’04″82
2011World Championships Daegu5 000 m

10º

13’29″11

10 000 m

12º

28’50″28

2012

European Championships Helsinki5 000 m13’32″69

10 000 m

 Silver

28’22″73

2012Olympic Games London5 000 m pianiBattery

13’28″71

10 000 m

24º

28’57″46

2012

European Cross BudapestIndividual Bronze30’13”

Team

 Bronze

63 p.

2013Mediterranean Games Mersin5 000 m

13’45″12

2013

World Championships Moscow10 000 m19º28’06″74
2014World Half Marathon

 Copenaghen

Individual

27º1h01’57”
Team12º

3h08’47”

2014

European Championships Zurich10 000 m28’19″79

Marathon

Gold

2h11’08”

Two-time national champion of 5000 meters (2007, 2008)
Three times national champion of 10,000 meters (2006, 2007, 2010)
Two- time national champion of indoor 3000 meters (2008, 2009)
Once national champion of cross-country (2011)

 

2010, 7th in Continental Cup (Split), 3,000 m floors – 7’57 “98
2015, Bronze at 58º cross of Campaccio (San Giorgio su Legnano) – 29’23 “