1997 World Championships in Athletics – Women's marathon

The Women's Marathon at the 1997 World Championships in Athens, Greece was held on Saturday August 9, 1997, with the start at 08:05h local time.

MedalistsEdit

Gold Hiromi Suzuki
  Japan (JPN)
Silver Manuela Machado
  Portugal (POR)
Bronze Lidia Simon
  Romania (ROM)


RecordsEdit

Standing records prior to the 1997 World Athletics Championships
World record Ingrid Kristiansen   Norway 2:21:06 April 21, 1985 London, United Kingdom
Championships record Rosa Mota   Portugal 2:25:17 August 29, 1987 Rome, Italy
Season best Tegla Loroupe   Kenya 2:22:07 April 20, 1997 Rotterdam, Netherlands


Final rankingEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
  Hiromi Suzuki   Japan (JPN) 2:29:48
  Manuela Machado   Portugal (POR) 2:31:12
  Lidia Simon   Romania (ROM) 2:31:55
4 Takako Tobise   Japan (JPN) 2:32:18
5 Ornella Ferrara   Italy (ITA) 2:33:10
6 Iris Biba   Germany (GER) 2:34:06
7 Sonja Krolik   Germany (GER) 2:35:28
8 Franziska Rochat-Moser   Switzerland (SUI) 2:36:16
9 Yelena Razdrogina   Russia (RUS) 2:36:37
10 Nobuko Fujimura   Japan (JPN) 2:36:51
11 Anuța Cătună   Romania (ROM) 2:38:38
12 Maria Polizou   Greece (GRE) 2:39:10
13 Franca Fiacconi   Italy (ITA) 2:39:53
14 Christine Mallo   France (FRA) 2:40:55
15 Elfenesh Alemu   Ethiopia (ETH) 2:41:00
16 Grete Kirkeberg   Norway (NOR) 2:41:05
17 Maryse Le Gallo   France (FRA) 2:41:08
18 Aurica Buia   Romania (ROM) 2:41:45
19 Mariko Hara   Japan (JPN) 2:42:00
20 Heather Turland   Australia (AUS) 2:42:12
21 Rocío Ríos   Spain (ESP) 2:42:18
22 Judit Földing-Nagy   Hungary (HUN) 2:42:21
23 Angharad Mair   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 2:42:31
24 Laura Fogli   Italy (ITA) 2:43:28
25 Cheryl Collins   United States (USA) 2:43:42
26 Olga Yudenkova   Belarus (BLR) 2:43:47
27 Anna Villani   Italy (ITA) 2:43:58
28 Sally Goldsmith   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 2:44:20
29 Tomoe Abe   Japan (JPN) 2:45:19
30 Nuţa Olaru   Romania (ROM) 2:47:12
31 Elena Vinitskaya   Belarus (BLR) 2:47:57
32 Manuela Veith   Germany (GER) 2:48:45
33 Asselefech Assefa   Ethiopia (ETH) 2:48:54
34 Evelyne Mura   France (FRA) 2:48:57
35 Danielle Sanderson   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 2:49:03
36 Julia Kirtland   United States (USA) 2:49:43
37 Anfisa Kosacheva   Russia (RUS) 2:50:29
38 Grace de Oliveira   South Africa (RSA) 2:50:36
39 Gaëlle Houitte   France (FRA) 2:50:38
40 Jeanne Peterson   United States (USA) 2:51:59
41 Irina Timofeyeva   Russia (RUS) 2:53:01
42 Panayota Nikolakopoulou   Greece (GRE) 2:54:03
43 Lo Man Yi   Hong Kong (HKG) 2:54:59
44 Alemitu Bekele   Ethiopia (ETH) 2:55:06
45 Georgia Ambatzidou   Greece (GRE) 2:56:58
46 Marisol Vargas   Mexico (MEX) 2:58:22
47 Carolyn Hunter-Rowe   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 3:01:01
48 May Allison   Canada (CAN) 3:01:26
49 Danuta Bartoszek   Canada (CAN) 3:01:30
50 Rita Toto   South Africa (RSA) 3:04:05
51 Rosa Salinas   Mexico (MEX) 3:12:55
52 Gina Liseth Coello   Honduras (HON) 3:17:33
53 Alexandra De Snoo   Aruba (ARU) 3:22:08
54 Gulsara Dadabayeva   Tajikistan (TJK) 3:30:45
Gadisay Edato   Ethiopia (ETH) DNF
Fatuma Roba   Ethiopia (ETH) DNF
Jane Salumäe   Estonia (EST) DNF
Alina Tecuta   Romania (ROM) DNF
Sonia Maccioni   Italy (ITA) DNF
Birgit Jerschabek   Germany (GER) DNF
Rosa Oliveira   Portugal (POR) DNF
Galina Baruk   Belarus (BLR) DNF
Alena Mazouka   Belarus (BLR) DNF
Alina Ivanova   Russia (RUS) DNF
Nicole Carroll   Australia (AUS) DNF
Anita Håkenstad   Norway (NOR) DNF
Josette Colomb-Janin   France (FRA) DNF
Mary Alico   United States (USA) DNF
Patty Valadka   United States (USA) DNF
Maria Elena Reyna   Mexico (MEX) DNF
Lucia Rendon   Mexico (MEX) DNF
Flor Venegas   Chile (CHI) DNF
Paraskevi Kastriti   Greece (GRE) DNF
Chrisoula Souma   Greece (GRE) DNF

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