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Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's marathon

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The women's marathon at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on August 17 around an urban circuit specifically designed for the competition at Beijing, and finished in the Beijing National Stadium.[1] The qualifying standards were 2:37.00 (A standard) and 2:42.00 (B standard).[2] There were a total number of 82 competitors from 42 nations.

Women's marathon
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Dates17 August 2008
Competitors82 from 42 nations
Winning time2:26:44
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Constantina Diṭă-Tomescu  Romania
2nd, silver medalist(s) Catherine Ndereba  Kenya
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Zhou Chunxiu  China
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The winner was Constantina Diṭă-Tomescu of Romania who at one point took a lead of over a minute and maintained it ahead of the chasing pack all the way into the stadium. She completed the marathon in a time of 2:26:44. In second place was Catherine Ndereba of Kenya who completed the race in 2:27:06, closely followed by bronze medalist Zhou Chunxiu of China who finished in a time of 2:27:07.

World record holder Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain took part in the race despite injury problems that bothered her throughout the previous year. However, she did not feature for much of the race and had to pause and do some exercises to rid herself of cramps at one point. She then proceeded to finish the marathon in 23rd place in a time of 2:32:38.[3]

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RecordsEdit

Prior to this event, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record   Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 2:15:25 London, United Kingdom 13 April 2003
Olympic record   Naoko Takahashi (JPN) 2:23:14 Sydney, Australia 24 September 2000

ScheduleEdit

All times are China standard time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Sunday, 17 August 2008 07:30 Final

ResultsEdit

Rank Athlete Country Result Notes[4]
  Constantina Diṭă-Tomescu   Romania 2:26:44 SB
  Catherine Ndereba   Kenya 2:27:06
  Zhou Chunxiu   China 2:27:07 SB
4 Zhu Xiaolin   China 2:27:16 SB
5 Martha Komu   Kenya 2:27:23
6 Mara Yamauchi   Great Britain 2:27:29
7 Irina Timofeyeva   Russia 2:27:31
8 Lidia Șimon   Romania 2:27:51
9 Souad Aït Salem   Algeria 2:28:29
10 Salina Jebet Kosgei   Kenya 2:29:28
11 Živilė Balčiūnaitė   Lithuania 2:29:33
12 Kim Kum-Ok   North Korea 2:30:01 SB
13 Yurika Nakamura   Japan 2:30:19
14 Anna Incerti   Italy 2:30:55 PB
15 Dire Tune   Ethiopia 2:31:16
16 Nina Rillstone   New Zealand 2:31:16
17 Bruna Genovese   Italy 2:31:31
18 Luminiţa Talpoş   Romania 2:31:41
19 Madaí Pérez   Mexico 2:31:47
20 Christelle Daunay   France 2:31:48
21 Benita Johnson   Australia 2:32:06
22 Svetlana Zakharova   Russia 2:32:16
23 Paula Radcliffe   Great Britain 2:32:38
24 Monika Drybulska   Poland 2:32:39 SB
25 Lee Eun-Jung   South Korea 2:33:07
26 Liz Yelling   Great Britain 2:33:12
27 Blake Russell   United States 2:33:13
28 Beata Naigambo   Namibia 2:33:29
29 Vincenza Sicari   Italy 2:33:31
30 Dorota Gruca   Poland 2:33:32
31 Tetyana Filonyuk   Ukraine 2:33:35
32 Marisa Barros   Portugal 2:34:08
33 Lisa Jane Weightman   Australia 2:34:16
34 Kirsten Melkevik Otterbu   Norway 2:34:35
35 Liza Hunter-Galvan   New Zealand 2:34:51
36 Jong Yong-Ok   North Korea 2:34:52
37 Rasa Drazdauskaitė   Lithuania 2:35:09
38 Melanie Kraus   Germany 2:35:17
39 María Portillo   Peru 2:35:19 NR
40 Helalia Johannes   Namibia 2:35:22
41 Shujing Zhang   China 2:35:35
42 Lucia Kimani   Bosnia and Herzegovina 2:35:47 NR
43 Sandra Ruales   Ecuador 2:35:53 PB
44 Kate Smyth   Australia 2:36:10
45 Yesenia Centeno   Spain 2:36:25
46 Ana Dias   Portugal 2:36:25
47 Nebiat Habtemariam   Eritrea 2:37:03
48 Jo Bun-Hui   North Korea 2:37:04
49 Tabitha Tsatsa   Zimbabwe 2:37:10
50 Bahar Doğan   Turkey 2:37:12 PB
51 Marily dos Santos   Brazil 2:38:10
52 Susanne Hahn   Germany 2:38:31
53 Chae Eun-Hee   South Korea 2:38:52
54 Alessandra Aguilar   Spain 2:39:29
55 Patricia Rétiz   Mexico 2:39:34
56 Lee Sun-Young   South Korea 2:43:23
57 Eva-Maria Gradwohl   Austria 2:44:24
58 Iuliia Andreeva   Kyrgyzstan 2:44:41
59 Sonia Calizaya   Bolivia 2:45:53
60 Eléni Dónta   Greece 2:46:44
61 Karina Pérez   Mexico 2:47:02
62 Bertha Sánchez   Colombia 2:47:02
63 Pauline Curley   Ireland 2:47:16
64 María José Pueyo   Spain 2:48:01
65 Petra Teveli   Hungary 2:48:32
66 Epiphanie Nyirabarame   Rwanda 2:49:32
67 Zuzana Šaríková   Slovakia 2:49:39
68 Gabriela Traña   Costa Rica 2:53:45
69 Oksana Sklyarenko   Ukraine 2:55:39
Berhane Adere   Ethiopia DNF
Gete Wami   Ethiopia DNF
Inês Monteiro   Portugal DNF
Valentina Delion   Moldova DNF
Reiko Tosa   Japan DNF
Olivera Jevtic   Serbia DNF
Galina Bogomolova   Russia DNF
Mariana Diaz Ximenez   East Timor DNF
Beáta Rakonczai   Hungary DNF
Mamorallo Tjoka   Lesotho DNF
Magdalena Lewy-Boulet   United States DNF
Deena Kastor   United States DNF
Nadia Ejjafini   Bahrain DNS

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  2. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  3. ^ Lewis, Richard (2008-08-17). "Paula Radcliffe fails in Olympic marathon bid". London: The Times. Retrieved 2008-08-17.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-18. Retrieved 2008-08-17.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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