Date of birth: 26/11/1992
Level: Professional marathon runner
Coach: Ruggero Pertile
Instagram : @eyobfaniel
Eyob Faniel is a marathon runner and middle-distance runner. Born in Eritrea, he has been living in Italy since February 2004. He made his debut in the 2017 European Cup of 10,000 in Minsk. He won the Venice Marathon in 2h12'16" when he ran for the Venicemarathon Club. Since June 2018 he moved to the Golden Flames. On 28 April 2019 in Padua, Eyob recorded on the same distance the 5th fastest Italian time ever (fastest Italian since 2002). On December 31 2019, he closed the year with the victory in the 10 km of the International San Silvestro Race in Bolzano with a time of 28'21", the first Italian to win the race after 31 years.
On 23 February 2020, at the Seville Marathon, he set the new Italian record in the marathon running 42.195 kilometers in 2h07'19", improving by three seconds the record that belonged to Baldini from 23 April 2006.