Christin Wurth-Thomas

Christin Wurth-Thomas (born Christin Wurth on July 11, 1980) is an American athlete who competes in middle distance track events. Wurth-Thomas competed for the United States in the women's 1500 m at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Christin Wurth-Thomas
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Wurth-Thomas in 2010
Personal information
Birth nameChristin Wurth
Born (1980-07-11) July 11, 1980 (age 40)
Bloomington, Illinois, U.S.
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight120 lb (54 kg)
Sport
Country United States
Event(s)1500 m, 800 m
College teamArkansas Razorbacks
Coached byLance Harter
Achievements and titles
World finals2007, 1500 m
2009, 1500 m, 5th
Olympic finals2008, 1500 m
Personal best(s)1500 m: 3:59.59
Medal record

Wurth-Thomas was born in Bloomington, Illinois. While at the University of Arkansas, Wurth-Thomas was the Southeastern Conference Cross Country and 1500 m champion in 2002. In 2003, she finished 3rd in the 1500 m NCAA outdoor track and field championships.[1]

Wurth-Thomas qualified for the 1500 m at the 2008 Summer Olympics by finishing 3rd at the 2008 U.S. Olympic trials (4:08.48). In Beijing, she finished 8th in the opening round, and did not qualify for the finals.[1]

In 2009, she set a personal best in the 1500 m by running a 3:59:98 at the Golden Gala in Rome, at the time becoming only the 4th American female to break 4:00 at an outdoor 1500 m competition. She also qualified the 2009 World Championships by finishing second at the US Championships to Shannon Rowbury, with a time of 4:06.00.[2] Wurth-Thomas finished 5th at the World Championships, with a time of 4:05.21.

Personal bestsEdit

Track Event Time (min) Venue Date
Outdoor
800 m 1:59.35 Monaco July 28, 2009
1500 m 3:59.59 Paris July 16, 2010
One mile 4:39.11 Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States August 11, 2007
5000 m 15:28.04 Walnut, California, United States April 18, 2008
Indoor
800 m 2:03.70 Boston, Massachusetts, United States February 25, 2007
1500 m 4:10.56 Valencia, Spain March 8, 2008
One mile 4:27.18 Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States February 15, 2008
3000 m 8:43.79 Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States February 12, 2011
5000 m 16:16.79 Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States February 24, 2003
  • All information taken from IAAF profile.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Christin Wurth-Thomas". US Track and Field. Retrieved August 4, 2009.
  2. ^ Battaglia, Joe (July 23, 2009). "Inside Track: Wurth-Thomas gains poise". Universal Sports. Archived from the original on July 27, 2009. Retrieved August 4, 2009.
  3. ^ Biographies Wurth-Thomas Christin. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-05.

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