Marilson Gomes dos Santos

Marilson Gomes dos Santos holding the Rudin Trophy for winning the 2008 New York City Marathon


Marilson Gomes dos Santos of Brazil won the New York City Marathon in 2006, becoming the first South American to do so. He came back to win again in 2008.

Gomes dos Santos is a five-time Pan American Games medalist, and he remains the South American record-holder in the 5000 meters (13:19.43) and 10,000 meters (27:28.12).

He competed in the Olympic marathon in 2008, 2012, and 2016, with a best result of fifth place in 2012. His personal best in the marathon is 2:06:34, which he ran at the 2011 London Marathon, placing fourth.

Race History

Career Highlights

Year Event Place Time
2006 New York City Marathon 1st 2:09:58
2008 New York City Marathon 1st 2:08:43
2011 London Marathon 4th 2:06:34
2011 Pan American Games 10,000m 1st 29:00.64
2012 London Olympic Games Marathon 5th 2:11:10

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