Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Liliya Shobukhova Wins Chicago- Remember the Name

19th European Athletics Championships - Day 6

Russian distance runner Liliya Shobukhova, known for her speed (world record for the indoor 3,000 in 2006) with a 14:23 PR in the 5K, has moved up to the marathon with impressive results- she won in Chicago over the weekend in her second attempt at the marathon distance, running 2:25:56 despite a slow 1:15 split at the halfway mark. According to one report, she ran 6:36 for the last 2.2 kilometers, or 4:48 pace for 1,600 meters!

(Shobukhova ran 2:24:24 for 3rd at London in her first marathon).

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