Marta Domínguez biography

Marta Domínguez

Olympic athlete

1975 –

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Who is Marta Domínguez?

Marta Domínguez Azpeleta is a Spanish runner. She was accused of drug dealing and doping but later acquitted, only to be accused of doping, once again, in 2013.

Dominguez currently competes mainly in 3000 m steeplechase, a distance in which she was the 2009 world champion. She has represented Spain three times at the Summer Olympics and has competed at the World Championships on six occasions.

Marta Domínguez had her first successes over 5000 metres: she won the bronze at the 1998 European Athletics Championships and reached the global podium at the 2001 World Championships in Athletics, winning the silver medal. She scored a gold medal double in 2002 by taking a 3000 metres win at the European Athletics Indoor Championships, before going on to become European champion at the 2002 European Championships. She achieved silver medals in the same events at the IAAF World Indoor Championships and 2003 World Championships in Athletics the following year. She retained her European crown at the 2006 European Athletics Championships.

From 2007 onwards she began to experiment with other events and she won the senior race at the 2007 European Cross Country Championships in Toro, Spain.

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Born
Nov 3, 1975
Palencia
Also known as
  • Marta Dominguez
  • Marta Domínguez Azpeleta
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Nationality
  • Spain
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  • Palencia

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on July 23, 2013

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