Fernando Mamede


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Fernando Mamede

Postby 4:24-miler » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:48 am

I was researching the career of Fernando Mamede. I remembered him my high school years (1982-86). I remember him setting the world record in the 10,000 meters and his lack of success in the big international meets which was usually blamed on Mamede being "mentally weak", especially compared to Carlos Lopes. I didn't know that he competed in three Olympics ('72, '76, '84). In the '72 Olympics he competed in the 800/1500 and ran a leg in the 4x400 relay. In the '76 Olympics he competed in 800/1500. That's quite some range there! I doubt there has been many runners who have competed in the 4x400 and the 10,000 meters at the Olympics. Does anyone know his PR's in the 400/800/1500?
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Re: Fernando Mamede

Postby dj » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:33 pm

Mamede PRs: 48.2, 1:47.45, 3:37.98

Mamo Wolde ran the 4x400 in '56, and won the marathon in '68.
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Re: Fernando Mamede

Postby 4:24-miler » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:01 pm

dj wrote:Mamede PRs: 48.2, 1:47.45, 3:37.98

Mamo Wolde ran the 4x400 in '56, and won the marathon in '68.

Thanks dj! And Wolde! Wow.
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Re: Fernando Mamede

Postby berkeley » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:54 am

4:24-miler wrote:I was researching the career of Fernando Mamede. I remembered him my high school years (1982-86). I remember him setting the world record in the 10,000 meters and his lack of success in the big international meets which was usually blamed on Mamede being "mentally weak", especially compared to Carlos Lopes. I didn't know that he competed in three Olympics ('72, '76, '84). In the '72 Olympics he competed in the 800/1500 and ran a leg in the 4x400 relay. In the '76 Olympics he competed in 800/1500. That's quite some range there! I doubt there has been many runners who have competed in the 4x400 and the 10,000 meters at the Olympics. Does anyone know his PR's in the 400/800/1500?

Don't know his 400 PR, but I saw him finish a 5k with what looked to me at the time like a very fast lap, in Dublin, c. 1978. Admittedly it was a typical Mamede flourish, at the end of a 13:30+ race against domestic competition that probably didn't extend him too much.
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