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09 July 2019, 1pm

Record breaker Kristiansen to visit Peace Marathon

Marathon superstar heading to Košice

Košice Peace Marathon
Sun 6 October 2019

Kristiansen

Košice Marathon organisers are honoured that Ingrid Kristiansen, one of the best distance runners in history, will visit Košice in October as a special guest of the Košice Peace Marathon.

She was the first woman to become world champion – on the track, road and cross-country. She broke many world records and took many victories at great marathons around the world.

She set a world record for 5000m in London in 1985 to become the first woman to run under 15 minutes. That same year her winning time in the London Marathon, 2:21:06, stood as a world record for 13 years. She won the London Marathon four times, the Boston Marathon twice as well as the New York and Chicago marathons. Her greatest success on the track was becoming world champion at 10,000m in Rome in 1987.

She attends the Kosice Marathon, founded in 1924 and second only to the Boston Marathon in longevity, as part of the “In the Footsteps of Marathon Legends” project.

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