Olga Glok (Russian: Ольга Глок; born 16 December 1982) is a Russian long-distance runner who competes in marathon races. She represented her country at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics. She has a marathon best of 2:27:18 hours and has won the Prague Marathon and Twin Cities Marathon.

Olga Glok
Personal information
NationalityRussian
Born (1982-12-16) December 16, 1982 (age 37)
Russia
Sport
CountryRussia
SportLong-distance running

BiographyEdit

She made her debut over the distance at the 2004 Moscow Marathon, coming third in the national championship race with a time of 2:37:01 hours.[1] Later that year she came third at the Istanbul Marathon. In 2005, she won the Bremerhaven Marathon and managed eighth at the Frankfurt Marathon.[2] Her highlight of 2006 was a win at the Dresden Marathon in 2:35:26 hours, with her other performances being eighth at the Vienna City Marathon and fifth at the Russian Championships race.[3]

Her breakthrough came in 2007 when she ran a personal best of 1:09:58 hours for the half marathon at the IAAF World Road Running Championships. Her 17th-place finish helped the Russian women to fifth in the team rankings.[4] A marathon personal best followed at the Istanbul Marathon, where her time of 2:31:12 hours took her to third place.[5] She improved this further to 2:30:40 hours in a tenth-place finish at the 2008 Paris Marathon and went on to win the Twin Cities Marathon that October.[1][6]

A winning time of 2:28:27 hours at the 2009 Prague Marathon earned her a place on the national team.[7] In the race at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics she came 29th overall.[8] She placed ninth at the high-profile 2010 Amsterdam Marathon and was runner-up to Rasa Drazdauskaite at the Athens Classic Marathon (setting a season's best of 2:33:51 hours).[9] Her sole marathon outing of 2011 was a run at the Dublin Marathon and she missed the podium with a fourth-place finish.[10]

Glok set a personal best at the 2012 Vienna City Marathon, edging Helalia Johannes to second place with a finishing time of 2:27:18 hours.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Glok Olga. Marathon Info. Retrieved on 2012-04-21.
  2. ^ Butcher, Pat (2005-04-30). Kigen and Biktimirova set course records in quality Frankfurt Marathon. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-04-21.
  3. ^ Olga Glok. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2012-04-21.
  4. ^ 2007 World Road Running Championships - Women's Team. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-04-21.
  5. ^ Marathon 2007. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-04-21.
  6. ^ Yelena Kurdyumova and Sergey Porada (2008-10-06). Cabada and Glok take Twin Cities titles. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-04-21.
  7. ^ Ivuti clocks 2:07:48 course record in Prague. IAAF (2009-05-10). Retrieved on 2012-04-21.
  8. ^ Glok Olga. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-04-21.
  9. ^ Drazdauskaite and Bett beat the heat to make history in Athens. IAAF (2010-10-31). Retrieved on 2012-04-21.
  10. ^ Duffy, Cóilín (2011-11-01). Course record for Ndungu in Dublin. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-04-21.
  11. ^ Wenig, Jorg (2012-04-15). Sugut runs 2:06:58 while Tola defends; Haile beats Paula in chase in Vienna. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-04-21.

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