Karolina Szabó

Karolina Szabó (born November 17, 1961) is a retired Hungarian athlete, who specialized in the long-distance running events. Born in Dunaföldvár, Tolna, she represented Hungary in the marathon at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, finishing 13th, and the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, finishing 11th.

Szabo won the City-Pier-City Loop half marathon in the Hague in 1987.[1] On 23 April 1988 in Budapest, she broke the 25,000 metres world record on the track with 1:29:29.2, en route to also breaking the 30,000 metres world record with 1:47:05.6. She also won the 1991 Munich Marathon and the 1994 San Francisco Marathon.[2]

Personal bestEdit

  • Marathon — 2:30:31 (1986)

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Hungary
1982 European Championships Athens, Greece 6th Marathon 2:40:50
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 18th Marathon 2:40:23
1984 Friendship Games Prague, Czechoslovakia 6th Marathon 2:41:51
1985 Osaka International Ladies Marathon Osaka, Japan 4th Marathon 2:36:45
World Marathon Cup Hiroshima, Japan 3rd Marathon 2:34:57
New York City Marathon New York City, United States 28th Marathon 2:52:06
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 8th 10,000 m 31:55.93 NR.
New York City Marathon New York City, United States 5th Marathon 2:34:51
1987 City-Pier-City Loop The Hague, Netherlands 1st Half Marathon 1:10:58
World Championships Rome, Italy 9th Marathon 2:36:18
New York City Marathon New York City, United States 5th Marathon 2:34:58
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 13th Marathon 2:32:26
New York City Marathon New York City, United States 4th Marathon 2:36:40
1991 Munich Marathon Munich, Germany 1st Marathon 2:33:09 CR.
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 11th Marathon 2:40:10
1994 San Francisco Marathon San Francisco, United States 1st Marathon 2:44:34

ReferencesEdit

  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Karolina Szabó". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.