Álvaro Mejía Florez (born May 15, 1940 in Medellín, Antioquia) is a former long-distance runner from Colombia, who became a national hero after competing in the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games 5,000 meter final. Mejía competed in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics in the 10,000 meters, where he placed tenth, and in the 1972 Munich Olympics, where he ran the marathon. Mejía also won the 1971 Boston Marathon in two hours, eighteen minutes and 45 seconds. He won a bronze medal at the 1971 Pan American Games in the 10,000 metres.
How would Álvaro Mejía be described?
Álvaro Mejía would be described as Colombian long distance runner.
What is the gender of Álvaro Mejía?
Álvaro Mejía is male.
What is Álvaro Mejía subject of?
Álvaro Mejía is subject of Pan American Games medalists in athletics (track and field), Athletes (track and field) at the 1971 Pan American Games, Pan American Games bronze medalists for Colombia, 1940 births, Athletes (track and field) at the 1964 Summer Olympics, Athletes (track and field) at the 1968 Summer Olympics, Athletes (track and field) at the 1972 Summer Olympics, Living people, Colombian male long-distance runners, Pan American Games competitors for Colombia, Track and field people from California, Olympic athletes of Colombia, People from Antioquia Department and Boston Marathon male winners.