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1999 World Championships in Athletics Sevilla, Spain

1999 7th IAAF World Championships - Seville - Women's Marathon

 

 

Host City: Seville, Spain
Dates: August 20–29, 1999
Nations participating: 201
Athletes participating: 1821
    Main venue: Estadio Olímpico
Overview by IAAF   sevilla1 
She never ran another marathon but by becoming the first North Korean to capture any world title Jong Song-ok created history in Seville. With a best time of 2:29:54 from 1996 she was not even the PRK’s no. 1 in Seville, for Kim Chang-ok had run 2:27:02. Despite the temperature rising from 24ºC at the 9.05 am start to 32º by the finish, she clocked the startling national record time of 2:26:59 and won the closest World Championships marathon yet. With Naoko Takahashi out with a hip injury (on the morning of the race), Japanese hopes were pinned mainly on 1993 champion Asari but it was 21 year-old Ichihashi, whose previous best was 2:28:29, who fought it out for the gold, losing by just 3 seconds. A pack of 15 reached halfway in 1:14:30 but after 2 hours of running only Ichihashi, imon and Jong were able to stay with the Olympic Champion, Roba. Soon afterwards Roba burst away and it looked all over but with 4 kilometres to go she was caught by the two Asians, who battled to the finish, and was later overtaken also by imon. The second half was completed by the winner in 1:12:29, amazing running in the conditions. Japan comfortably won the World Cup team contest held in conjunction.
 The Women's Marathon event at the 1999 World Championships in Seville, Spain was held on Sunday August 29, 1999.
 
  Marathon 29 August

Women's Marathon

Song-Ok Yong's golden performance brought the People's Republic of Korea its first ever medal in a World Championship, winning the marathon with a time of 2:26.59., a new national record. The race had an homogeneous rhythm throughout its first half (35:26. at 10km, 1:10.34.at 20km). The leading group consisted of sixteen athletes, and was headed by the Romanians Simon and Catuna, respectively the bronze medallist in Athens '97 and the silver medallist in Goteborg '95. From 28km the Chinese Sun Yingjie and the Olympic champion Fatuma Roba steeped up the pace, and the group lost several  members. The Ethiopian Roba took the first position, and set a fast pace only followed by Ari Ichihashi (JPN), Simon and Jong Song-Ok. The gold medallist of Goteborg '95 and silver medallist of Athens '97, Portugal's Manuela Machado, was 50 metres behind them. Further on Ichihashi and Jong left Roba and at 40km the Korean attacked and took the final advantage over the Japanese. Lidia Simon won the bronze medal beating Roba in the last metres of the race.
  Final
1 Jong Song Ok PRK 18 Aug 74 2.26.59
2 Ari Ichihashi JPN 22 Nov 77 2.27.02
3 Lidia Simon ROU 4 Sep 73 2.27.41
4 Fatuma Roba ETH 18 Dec 70 2.28.04
5 Elfenesh Alemu ETH 10 Jun 75 2.28.52
6 Sonja Oberem GER 24 Feb 73 2.28.55
7 Manuela Machado POR 9 Aug 63 2.29.11
8 Kayoko Obata JPN 18 Sep 71 2.29.11
9 Claudia Dreher GER 2 May 71 2.29.22
10 Kim Chung Ok PRK 27 May 75 2.29.26
11 Esther Wanjiru-Maina KEN 27 Mar 77 2.29.36
12 Sun Yingjie CHN 3 Oct 77 2.30.12
13 Florina Pana ROU 20 Jan 73 2.30.28
14 Firiya Sultanova-Zhdanova RUS 29 Apr 61 2.30.45
15 Ana Isabel Alonso ESP 16 Aug 63 2.31.38
16 Junko Asari JPN 22 Sep 69 2.31.39
17 Mayumi Ichikawa JPN 3 May 76 2.32.01
18 Marie Söderström-Lundberg SWE 21 Oct 60 2.35.25
19 Constantina Dita ROU 23 Jan 70 2.36.28
20 Silvana Trampuz ITA 15 Sep 66 2.36.49
21 Mónica Pont ESP 3 Jun 69 2.36.57
22 Manuela Zipse GER 11 May 74 2.37.24
23 Kerryn McCann AUS 2 May 67 2.38.31
24 Anke Laws GER 3 Feb 75 2.38.57
25 Alina Gherasim ROU 10 Nov 71 2.39.29
26 Gadissie Edatto ETH 2.40.03
27 Elisabeth Mongudhi NAM 15 Jun 70 2.40.07
28 Angelines Rodriguez ESP 2.40.10
29 Zinaida Semenova RUS 2.41.33
30 Jane Salumae EST 2.41.50
31 Fatima Silva POR 2.42.55
32 Marie Boyd USA 2.44.16
33 Maria Luisa Muñoz ESP 6 May 59 2.45.00
34 Lete Yesus Berehe ETH 2.45.28
35 Maria Trujillo USA 2.46.36
36 Mary Lynn Currier USA 2.48.05
37 Mimi Corcoran USA 2.49.21
38 Cindy Keeler USA 2.53.04
39 Sarah Mahlangu RSA 2.54.12
40 Anna Markelova TKM 2.58.04
41 Gina Coello HON 2.58.11
42 Gulsara Dadabayeva TJK 3.23.01
- Anuta Catuna ROM DNF
Elizabeth McCaul RSA 10 Oct 59 DNF
Maria Polizou GRE 10 Nov 68 DNF
Nicole Carroll AUS 14 Jan 72 DNF
Yelena Gundelakh RUS 19 Apr 74 DNF
Naoko Takahashi JPN 6 May 72 DNS
Colleen de Reuck RSA 13 Apr 64 DNS
Franca Fiacconi ITA 4 Oct 65 DNS
Irina Timofeyeva RUS 5 Apr 70 DNF
Heather Turland AUS 27 Apr 60 DNF
Christine Mallo Joly FRA 26 Feb 66 DNF
Abebe Tola Eda ETH 30 Jan 77 DNF

29 AUG 1999 09:05 

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1999
1 699 Elizabeth Mungudhi NAM NAM 2:36:44 2:38:02
2 785 Anuta Catuna ROU ROU 2:27:34 2:33:49
3 1023 Cindy Keeler USA USA    
4 537 Franca Fiacconi ITA ITA 2:25:17 2:28:33
5 407 Claudia Dreher GER GER 2:27:55 2:27:55
6 601 Esther Wanjiru Maina KEN KEN 2:25:40 2:25:40
7 803 Lidia Simon ROU ROU 2:23:24 2:23:24
8 303 Lete Yesus Berehe ETH ETH 2:42:10  
9 272 María Luisa Muñoz ESP ESP 2:28:59  
10 834 Yelena Gundelakh RUS RUS 2:32:05 2:32:05
11 29 Nicole Carroll AUS AUS 2:25:52 2:25:52
12 772 Song-Ok Jong PRK PRK 2:29:54 2:30:48
13 423 Sonja Oberem GER GER 2:28:02  
14 1047 Maria Trujillo USA USA 2:39:28  
15 302 Elfenesh Alemu ETH ETH 2:30:19  
16 464 Maria Polizou GRE GRE 2:33:40  
17 796 Florina Pana ROU ROU 2:30:23 2:30:23
18 997 Marie Boyd USA USA 2:39:43 2:39:43
19 773 Chang-Ok Kim PRK PRK 2:27:02  
20 763 Maria Manuela Machado POR POR 2:25:09 2:25:09
21 805 Camelia Alina Tecuţă-Gherasim ROU ROU 2:28:37 2:30:14
22 1003 Mimi Corcoran USA USA    
23 575 Junko Asari JPN JPN 2:26:10  
24 814 Elizabeth McCaul RSA RSA 2:52:27 2:52:27
25 277 Mónica Pont ESP ESP 2:27:53  
26 867 Zinaida Semenova RUS RUS 2:31:49 2:35:11
27 257 Ana Isabel Alonso ESP ESP 2:26:51 2:29:54
28 43 Silvana Trampuz AUS AUS 2:33:50 2:33:50
29 768 Fátima Silva POR POR 2:36:10 2:36:10
30 309 Abeba Tolla ETH ETH    
31 350 Christine Mallo FRA FRA 2:31:49 2:31:49
32 810 Colleen De Reuck RSA RSA 2:26:35 2:27:54
33 37 Kerryn McCann AUS AUS 2:28:44 2:28:44
34 956 Anna Markelova TKM TKM 2:58:21 2:58:21
35 297 Jane Salumäe EST EST 2:27:04 2:30:40
36 579 Mayumi Ichikawa JPN JPN 2:27:57 2:27:57
37 1006 Mary Lynn Currier USA USA    
38 308 Fatuma Roba ETH ETH 2:23:21 2:23:25
39 870 Firaya Sultanova-Zhdanova RUS RUS 2:32:38 2:32:38
40 44 Heather Turland AUS AUS 2:36:26 2:36:26
41 952 Gulsara Dadabaeva TJK TJK 3:30:45  
42 442 Manuela Zipse GER GER 2:30:58 2:31:18
43 279 Angelines Rodriguez ESP ESP 2:35:28 2:35:28
44 872 Irina Timofeeva RUS RUS 2:27:46 2:27:46
45 787 Constantina Dita ROU ROU 2:34:35  
46 813 Sarah Mahlangu RSA RSA 2:41:53 2:41:53
47 167 Yingjie Sun CHN CHN 2:25:45 2:37:11
48 305 Gadissie Edatto ETH ETH 2:32:36 2:32:36
49 934 Marie Söderström-Lundberg SWE SWE 2:35:21 2:35:21
50 588 Kayoko Obata JPN JPN 2:26:18 2:26:18
51 425 Anke Laws GER GER 2:33:05 2:33:05
52 578 Ari Ichihashi JPN JPN 2:28:29  
53 487 Gina Coello HON HON 2:59:37 2:59:37
54 592 Naoko Takahashi JPN JPN 2:21:47
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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