Julio Quevedo: Guatemalan athlete (1939-)
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Julio Quevedo
Guatemalan athlete

Julio Quevedo

Julio Quevedo
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Intro Guatemalan athlete
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From Guatemala
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 17 October 1939
Age 84 years
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Julio Faustino Quevedo Elias (born 17 October 1939) is a former Guatemalan athlete who competed in multiple Summer Olympics. Quevedo won a bronze medal at the 1967 Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics in the 5000 m. At the 1968 and 1972 Summer Games, he participated in a total of six events. In 1968, he ran in the 1,500 m, 3,000 m steeplechase, and 5,000 m events. Four years later, he again ran in the 3,000 m steeplechase, and competed in the 10,000 m and marathon; he finished 54th in the latter event. Quevedo posted his career-best marathon time of 2:27:20 the next year. His top marks in other disciplines had been set between 1968 and 1971. In the 1,500 m, he had a best time of 3:58.1 in 1968; Quevedo then set personal records in the 5,000 m (14:20.4) and 10,000 m (30:06.8) in 1970, and the next year had his fastest time, 9:22.5, in the 3,000 m steeplechase.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Guatemala
1967 Central American and Caribbean Championships Xalapa, México 3rd 5000 m 16:02.0 A
1968 Central American Championships Managua, Nicaragua 1st 1500m 4:02.3
Olympic Games Ciudad de México, México 9th (h) 1500 m 4:03.13
9th (h) 5000 m 15:23.0
12th (h) 3000 m steeplechase 9:48.37
1970 Central American Championships Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala 1st 5000 m 15:38.7
3rd Half marathon
1971 Central American Championships San José, Costa Rica 3rd 10,000 m 31:37.6
1972 Olympic Games München, West Germany 14th (h) 10,000 m 30:08.4
13th (h) 3000 m steeplechase 9:28.4
54th Marathon 2:40:38
Central American Championships Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá 2nd 1500 m 3:56.5
1973 Central American Games Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala 2nd 1500 m
2nd 5000 m
2nd 10,000 m

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