Steve Plasencia

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    Steven ("Steve") Micael Plasencia (born October 28, 1956 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a former American long-distance runner. Plasencia competed in the 10,000 metres at the 1988 Summer Olympics and the 1992 Summer Olympics. In the closest 1-2 finish in the race's history, Plasencia edged out Keith Brantly by one second to win the 1992 California International Marathon (2:14:14).[1] His 14:02.86 5000 metres at the Drake Relays at the age of 40 was the American Masters record until 2014 when it was broken by Bernard Lagat.

    Plasencia was the head cross-country and assistant track and field coach at the University of Minnesota, until his retirement in 2021, where he won three Indoor Big Ten Track and Field Championships (2009, 2010, 2011) and two Outdoor Big Ten Track and Field Championships (2009, 2010) .[2]


    • All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
    Year Competition Venue Position Notes
    Representing the  United States
    1992 California International Marathon California State Capitol, United States 1st 2:14:14
    1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 10th 2:16:56

    Personal records

    Washington, July 25, 1990)


    1. ^ "CIM History". Archived from the original on January 16, 2009. Retrieved May 21, 2009.
    2. ^ "Steve Plasencia Bio - University of Minnesota Official Athletic Site". Archived from the original on 2015-03-26. Retrieved 2012-01-23.

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