Mikko Lahtio

Mikko Antti Juhani Lahtio (born September 21, 1984 in Loppi) is a Finnish middle distance runner, who specialized in the 800 metres.[1] Lahtio represented Finland at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he competed for the men's 800 metres. He ran in the eighth heat against seven other competitors, including Cuba's Yeimer López and Algeria's Nabil Madi, who both reached into the final round. He finished the race in last place by thirty-two hundredths of a second behind Morocco's Yassine Bensghir, with a time of 1:47.20. Lahtio, however, failed to advance into the semi-finals, as he placed twenty-seventh overall and was ranked farther below two mandatory slots for the next round.[2]

Mikko Lahtio
Personal information
Full nameMikko Antti Juhani Lahtio
Nationality Finland
Born (1984-09-21) 21 September 1984
Loppi, Finland
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)Middle distance running
ClubHelsingin Kisa-Veikot (FIN)
Coached byOlavi Lahtio
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)800 m: 1:46.59 (2008)

Lahtio is a graduate of construction engineering at HAMK University of Applied Sciences in Hämeenlinna. He is also a full-time member of Helsingin Kisa-Veikot, a local track and field club in Helsinki, and has been coached all through his career by his father Olavi.

References

  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Mikko Lahtio". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  2. "Men's 800m Round 1 – Heat 8". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2012.


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