Giuseppe D'Urso

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Non-starter
Full nameGiuseppe•D'Urso
Used nameGiuseppe•D'Urso
Born15 September 1969 in Catania, Catania (ITA)
Measurements178 cm / 57 kg
AffiliationsG.S. Fiamme Azzurre, (ITA)
NOC Italy


Giuseppe D’Urso was an Italian middle-distance runner who competed for several different clubs, including Libertas Catania, CUS Palermo, and the military group of Fiamme Azzurre (prison guards). In 1991 he won the 800 at the Universiade in Sheffield and finished seventh at the European Championships in Split. He had to miss the 1992 Barcelona Olympics due to tonsillitis.

D’Urso’s best year was 1993 when he finished second at the World Championships and broke the Italian indoor record with 1:45.44. In 1996 he added another silver at the World Indoor Championships, and then won the 800 title at the 1998 Mediterranean Games. D’Urso was a member of the Italian national team from 1989 to 2000, earning 31 caps.

Married to Tania and with two children (Giorgia and Giulio), from the 2008-2009 season he joined the health sector of the Fiamme Azzurre Sports Group as a physiotherapist.

Personal Best: 800 – 1:43.95 (1996).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Summer Olympics Athletics ITA Giuseppe D'Urso
800 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
1996 Summer Olympics Athletics ITA Giuseppe D'Urso
800 metres, Men (Olympic) 5 h1 r2/3

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