Elena Murgoci

Elena Murgoci-Florea (May 20, 1960 – August 26, 1999) was a female long-distance runner from Romania, who specialized in the marathon race.

Murgoci represented her native country at the 1992 Summer Olympics, finishing in 32nd place in the women's marathon race. She is best known for winning the Amsterdam Marathon (1988) and the Rotterdam Marathon (1989). She died aged 39 in Bucharest as a result of being stabbed outside her home by a jealous boyfriend.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Romania
1986 Pyongyang Marathon Pyongyang, North Korea 1st Marathon 2:37:11
1988 Amsterdam Marathon Amsterdam, Netherlands 1st Marathon 2:41:56
1989 Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 1st Marathon 2:32:03
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 32nd Marathon 3:01:46


  • Elena Murgoci at World Athletics
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Elena Murgoci". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020.