Roberto Alaiz

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Roberto Alaiz Roberto Alaiz

The long-distance runner from León is one of the most iconic athletes in Spain. His versatility has allowed him to be international with the Spanish team in different events, from 3000 meters (7th at the European Indoor Championships in 2013 and 2nd at the European Team Championships in 2015), to 5000m (5th at the European Outdoor Championships in Zurich 2014) and 10,000m (5th at the European Cup in 2015), in addition to 3000m steeplechase in which he was 5th at the European U23 Championships and participated two-time at the World Championships (Moscow 2013 and Beijing 2015). Moreover, he has competed in several European Cross Country Championships, achieving his best performance in Hyères 2015 where he was 7th.

In 2016, he began a long ordeal of injuries that stopped his progression. He had to undergo surgery three times on the Achilles tendons and was out of competition for more than four years, until in 2020, in an example of almost unprecedented resilience in elite sport, he has returned to the top level and is once again among the best athletes in the country.

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Personal information

Name

Roberto Alaiz Villacorta

Date of birth

July 20th, 1990

Place of birth

LeónEspaña

Weight / Height

63kg / 1.82m

Discipline

5000m / 10,000m

Club

CAUG Guadalajara

Coach

José Enrique Villacorta

Roberto Alaiz
2021
5th at the Spanish Outdoor Championship in 3000m steeplechase
Getafe 🇪🇸
2020
8th at the Spanish Outdoor Championship in 5000m
Madrid 🇪🇸
2015
7th at the European Cross Country Championships
Hyères 🇫🇷
Qualification round at the World Outdoor Championships in 3000m steeplechase
Pekín 🇨🇳
2nd at the European Team Championships in 3000m
Cheboksary 🇷🇺
Bronze at the Spanish Outdoor Championship in 3000m steeplechase
Castellón 🇪🇸
5th at the Spanish Indoor Championship in 3000m
Antequera 🇪🇸
2014
15th at the European Cross Country Championships
Samokov 🇧🇬
5th at the European Outdoor Championships in 5000m
Zurich 🇨🇭
5th at the European 10,000m Cup
Skopje 🇲🇰
Spanish outdoor vice-champion in 5000m
Alcobendas 🇪🇸
Spanish vice-champion in 10,000m
Lisboa 🇵🇹
6th at the Spanish Cross Country Championship
Mérida 🇪🇸
Spanish Universitary cross country champion
Móstoles 🇪🇸
2013
3rd at the San Silvestre Vallecana Internacional
Madrid 🇪🇸
Qualification round at the World Outdoor Championships in 3000m steeplechase
Moscú 🇷🇺
8th at the Mediterranean Games in 3000m steeplechase
Mersin 🇹🇷
Spanish outdoor vice-champion in 3000m steeplechase
Alcobendas 🇪🇸
7th at the European Indoor Championships in 3000m
Gotemburgo 🇸🇪
4th at the Spanish Indoor Championship in 3000m
Sabadell 🇪🇸
2012
17th at the European U23 Cross Country Championships
Budapest 🇭🇺
Spanish U23 outdoor champion in 3000m steeplechase
Toledo 🇪🇸
Spanish Universitary champion in 3000m steeplechase
Salamanca 🇪🇸
13th at the World Universitary Cross Country Championships
Lodz 🇵🇱
Bronze at the Spanish U23 Cross Country Championship
Gijón 🇪🇸
Spanish U23 indoor champion in 3000m
Antequera 🇪🇸
2011
21st at the European U23 Cross Country Championships
Velenje 🇸🇮
5th at the European U23 Championships in 5000m
Ostrava 🇨🇿
Spanish U23 outdoor vice-champion in 5000m
Andújar 🇪🇸
Bronze at the Spanish Universitary Championship in 3000m steeplechase
Castellón 🇪🇸
6th at the Spanish U23 Cross Country Championship
Haro 🇪🇸
6th at the Spanish U23 Indoor Championship in 3000m
Sevilla 🇪🇸
2010
Bronze at the Spanish U23 Outdoor Championship in 3000m steeplechase
Calviá 🇪🇸
15th at the Spanish U23 Cross Country Championship
La Coruña 🇪🇸
6th at the Spanish U23 Indoor Championship in 3000m
Sevilla 🇪🇸
2009
12th at the European Junior Championships in 3000m steeplechase
Novi Sad 🇷🇸
Spanish Junior outdoor vice-champion in 3000m steeplechase
Calviá 🇪🇸
4th at the Spanish Junior Indoor Championship in 1500m
San Sebastián 🇪🇸

Achievements

5th at the European Outdoor Championships in 5000 metres

7th at the European Indoor Championships in 3000 metres

7th at the European Cross Country Championships

5th at the European 10,000m Cup

Spanish vice-champion in 5000m, 10,000m and 3000m steeplechase

3rd at the San Silvestre Vallecana Internacional

Personal bests

1500m 3:41.06 (2013)
3000m 7:48.82 (2015)
3000m (indoor) 7:51.5h (2015)
5000m 13:38.89 (2014)
10,000m 28:27.76 (2014)
3000m steeplechase 8:19.85 (2015)
2021
5th at the Spanish Outdoor Championship in 3000m steeplechase
Getafe 🇪🇸
2020
8th at the Spanish Outdoor Championship in 5000m
Madrid 🇪🇸
2015
7th at the European Cross Country Championships
Hyères 🇫🇷
Qualification round at the World Outdoor Championships in 3000m steeplechase
Pekín 🇨🇳
2nd at the European Team Championships in 3000m
Cheboksary 🇷🇺
Bronze at the Spanish Outdoor Championship in 3000m steeplechase
Castellón 🇪🇸
5th at the Spanish Indoor Championship in 3000m
Antequera 🇪🇸
2014
15th at the European Cross Country Championships
Samokov 🇧🇬
5th at the European Outdoor Championships in 5000m
Zurich 🇨🇭
5th at the European 10,000m Cup
Skopje 🇲🇰
Spanish outdoor vice-champion in 5000m
Alcobendas 🇪🇸
Spanish vice-champion in 10,000m
Lisboa 🇵🇹
6th at the Spanish Cross Country Championship
Mérida 🇪🇸
Spanish Universitary cross country champion
Móstoles 🇪🇸
2013
3rd at the San Silvestre Vallecana Internacional
Madrid 🇪🇸
Qualification round at the World Outdoor Championships in 3000m steeplechase
Moscú 🇷🇺
8th at the Mediterranean Games in 3000m steeplechase
Mersin 🇹🇷
Spanish outdoor vice-champion in 3000m steeplechase
Alcobendas 🇪🇸
7th at the European Indoor Championships in 3000m
Gotemburgo 🇸🇪
4th at the Spanish Indoor Championship in 3000m
Sabadell 🇪🇸
2012
17th at the European U23 Cross Country Championships
Budapest 🇭🇺
Spanish U23 outdoor champion in 3000m steeplechase
Toledo 🇪🇸
Spanish Universitary champion in 3000m steeplechase
Salamanca 🇪🇸
13th at the World Universitary Cross Country Championships
Lodz 🇵🇱
Bronze at the Spanish U23 Cross Country Championship
Gijón 🇪🇸
Spanish U23 indoor champion in 3000m
Antequera 🇪🇸
2011
21st at the European U23 Cross Country Championships
Velenje 🇸🇮
5th at the European U23 Championships in 5000m
Ostrava 🇨🇿
Spanish U23 outdoor vice-champion in 5000m
Andújar 🇪🇸
Bronze at the Spanish Universitary Championship in 3000m steeplechase
Castellón 🇪🇸
6th at the Spanish U23 Cross Country Championship
Haro 🇪🇸
6th at the Spanish U23 Indoor Championship in 3000m
Sevilla 🇪🇸
2010
Bronze at the Spanish U23 Outdoor Championship in 3000m steeplechase
Calviá 🇪🇸
15th at the Spanish U23 Cross Country Championship
La Coruña 🇪🇸
6th at the Spanish U23 Indoor Championship in 3000m
Sevilla 🇪🇸
2009
12th at the European Junior Championships in 3000m steeplechase
Novi Sad 🇷🇸
Spanish Junior outdoor vice-champion in 3000m steeplechase
Calviá 🇪🇸
4th at the Spanish Junior Indoor Championship in 1500m
San Sebastián 🇪🇸

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