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Luminita Zaituc-Zelaskowski (originally Luminița Zaițuc; born October 9, 1968, in Bucharest) is a retired German long-distance runner of Romanian descent. She has lived in Germany since 1990, and, since 1996, she has been a German citizen.



Zaituc represented her new country in the women's marathon at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, where she finished in 18th position (2:36:45). Two years earlier, she won the silver medal in the same event at the 2002 European Championships in Athletics. At the national stage, she represented the sports club LG Braunschweig.[1]

She won the Berlin Half Marathon in 2005.

In 2009, Luminita Zaituc put a stop to her athletics career, after having finished in tenth place in the Frankfurt Marathon.


  • All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Romania
1986 World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 5th 4 × 400 m relay 3:38.63
Representing   Germany
2001 Frankfurt Marathon Frankfurt, Germany 1st Marathon 2:26:01
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 2nd Marathon 2:26:58
2003 Frankfurt Marathon Frankfurt, Germany 1st Marathon 2:29:41
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 18th Marathon 2:36:45
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden Marathon DNF


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