Sergei Popov (marathon runner)
Sergei Konstantinovich Popov (Russian: Сергей Константинович Попов, 21 September 1930 – 25 June 1995) was a Russian marathon runner. He won a gold medal at the 1958 European Championships setting a new world record at 2:15:17; this record stood for more than two years and remained the Soviet national record until 1970. He also set a world record in Moscow, on June 15, 1958, for 30 kilometers, running 1:32:58.8. Popov won the Soviet marathon title in 1957, when he ran the world's fastest marathon of the year in 2:19:50 in Moscow, 1958 and 1959, and placed second in 1962 and third in 1963. In 1959, he set the course record at the Košice Peace Marathon, the third year in a row he ran the world's fastest time. He finished fifth at the 1960 Summer Olympics when the winner, Ethiopia's Abebe Bikila, broke Popov's world record by less than a second.
|Born||21 September 1930|
Khoronkhoy, Buryatiya, Russia
|Died||25 June 1995 (aged 64)|
Saint Petersburg, Russia
|Height||160 cm (5 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||55 kg (121 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||2:15:17 (1958)|
|Representing the Soviet Union|
|1957||Soviet Athletics Championships||Moscow, Soviet Union||1st||Marathon||2:19:50.0|
|1958||European Championships||Stockholm, Sweden||1st||Marathon||2:15:17.0|
|1959||Košice Peace Marathon||Košice, Czechoslovakia||1st||Marathon||2:17:45|
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- World's best progressions - Road. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
- Fastest Marathons run each year, Association of International Marathons and Distance Races, 2016. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
- ПОПОВ СЕРГЕЙ КОНСТАНТИНОВИЧ. ulan-ude-eg.ru
1960 Olympic Marathon You Tube videoEdit
| Men's Marathon World Record Holder
24 August 1958 – 10 September 1960