Athletics at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's marathon
The women's marathon at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia was held on Sunday July 28, 1996, beginning at 07:05h local time. Sixty-five athletes finished the race while twenty-one dropped out mid-competition. A total of 86 competitors from 51 countries took part. There were also two unofficial competitors, Valentina Enachi of Moldova and Virginie Gloum of Central African Republic.
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
|Venue||Centennial Olympic Stadium, Atlanta|
|Competitors||86 from 51 nations|
- All times shown are in hours:minutes:seconds
|DNS||did not start|
|Standing records prior to the 1996 Summer Olympics|
|World Record||Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR)||2:21:06||April 21, 1985||London, United Kingdom|
|Olympic Record||Joan Benoit (USA)||2:24:52||August 5, 1984||Los Angeles, United States|
|Season Best||Katrin Dörre (GER)||2:26:04||January 28, 1996||Osaka, Japan|
- "Athletics at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Women's Marathon". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 27 May 2017.