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Walter Lemos

Full name: Walter Lemos Cándido
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: March 23, 1930 in Sunchales, Santa Fe, Argentina
Died: June 10, 2014 in Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Country: ARG Argentina
Sport: Athletics


Walter Lemos was among the top Argentine distance runners of the late 1950s, often battling his countryman, [Osvaldo Suárez]. Lemos set multiple national records at distances from 3,000 to 30,000 metres. His top international performance came in placing seventh in the 1959 Pan American Games marathon. Lemos also won the 1957 South American Championships in both the 10K and half-marathon, finishing second to Suárez at that meet in 1956 in the 10K and half-marathon, and in 1958 in the 5,000 and 10,000.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 30 Roma Athletics Men's Marathon Argentina ARG 50

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Summer 30 Roma Athletics Argentina Final Standings 50 2-36:55.0
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