Euclides Varela

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Euclides Varela
Personal information
Full name Euclides Varela
Nationality Cape Verdean
Born (1982-04-06) April 6, 1982 (age 36)[1]
Country Cape Verde
Sport Athletics
Event(s) long-distances
Updated on 3 January 2014.

Euclides Varela (born 6 April 1982) is a Cape Verdean long-distance runner.


Varela first competed for Cape Verde at the 2003 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham where he placed 21st in heats of the 3000 metres in a time of 8:29.10. Seven months later at the 2003 All-Africa Games in Abuja, Nigeria, he finished 13th in the 5000 metres with a time of 14:53.83. In March 2004 at the World Indoor Championships in Budapest, Varela recorded his personal best time in the 3000 metres with an 8:19.17, a then national record. Five months at the 2004 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics in Huelva, Varela finished 9th in the 5000 metres with PB of 14:26.37. At the 2006 Lusophony Games in Macau, he completed in the half marathon which was won by his fellow countryman Nelson Cruz. Some four years later, at the 2010 Ibero-American Championships in San Fernando, Spain Varela place 10th in the 5000 metres in 15:29.61. At the 2010 edition of the São Silvestre da Amadora in Lisbon, Varela finished in 4th place in 10 km run recording a national record time of 29:27.[2]

Personal bests

Below is Euclides Varela's personal best times[3]

Event Time Venue Date Records Notes
3000 metres 8:24.23 Leiria, Portugal 4 June 2006
3000 metres (indoor) 8:19.17 Budapest, Hungary 5 March 2004
5000 metres 14:26.37 Huelva, Spain 6 August 2004
10 km (road) 29:27 Lisbon, Portugal 31 December 2010 NR
15 km (road) 46:38 Benavente, Portugal 15 January 2012
Half marathon 1:04:29 Almeirim, Portugal 30 October 2011


  1. ^ "Profile of Antonio Zeferino". IAAF. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  2. ^ Lino, João (1 January 2011). "Sara Moreira e Nicolas Korir vence na Amadora". (in Portuguese). Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Profile of Antonio Zeferino". Retrieved 3 January 2014.

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