Albanian Champion: Luiza Gega Continues to Dominate the Track

Luiza Gega, a name synonymous with dedication and excellence, remains at the forefront of Albanian athletics. This phenomenal middle- and long-distance runner has carved her name in history as a champion both nationally and internationally, specializing in the demanding 3000-meter steeplechase since 2016.

Born in Dibër, Albania in 1988, Gega’s journey has been one of both triumph and sacrifice. She holds the remarkable distinction of being the Albanian record holder in a staggering eight distances: 800 meters, 1500 meters (both indoor and outdoor), 3000 meters (indoor and outdoor), 5000 meters, 10,000 meters, and the half-marathon.

Her dedication extends beyond the national level. Gega secured Albania’s first-ever European athletics medal in 2016 with a silver in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the European Championships. In 2022, she returned to this prestigious event and etched her name in gold, not only claiming the title but also setting a new championship record in the process.

Gega’s impact transcends the track. She serves as an inspiration to aspiring athletes in Albania, particularly young girls, demonstrating the power of perseverance and resilience in achieving one’s dreams.

As Luiza Gega continues to train and compete, one thing remains certain: she is a force to be reckoned with on the international stage. Her unwavering commitment and exceptional talent make her a true champion, not just for Albania, but for the entire world of athletics.

SILESIA, POLAND – JUNE 22: Luiza Gega of Albania celebrates after crossing the finish line in the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase – Div. 3 during day three of the European Games 2023 at Silesian Stadium on June 22, 2023 in Silesia, Poland. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images for European Athletics)

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