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Liliya Shobukhova To Mark Her Marathon Debut In London
  • October 22nd, 2008

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Liliya Shobukhova is a Russian middle distance runner who had success in the 5000m where she is the current European record holder.

Now the 30 year old will be switching from track to road as Shobukhova will make her marathon debut next year in London.

The 2009 Flora London Marathon will be flagged off on April 26th next year, second only to the Great North Run in Newcastle in terms of participants.

Shobukhova participation is an exciting prospects as she showed promise in the longer distances as she has won two half marathon recently.

One is Praha in a time of 1:11:14 last year and this year in Philadelphia with a time of 1:10:21.

2008 winner for London Marathon was Irina Mikitenko of Germany who won in a time of 2:24:14.

Achievements

  • 2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 5th 3000 m
  • 2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 13th 5000 m
  • 2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 5th 3000 m
    World Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th 5000 m
    World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 10th 3000 m
  • 2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 2nd 3000 m
    European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd 5000 m

Personal Bests

  • 800 metres – 2:03.18 (2006)
  • 1500 metres – 4:03.78 (2004)
  • 3000 metres – 8:34.85 (2004)
  • 5000 metres – 14:23.75 (2008)

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Posted by Uncle Sha.
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