1983 World Championships in Athletics – Women's Marathon

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Events at the
1983 World Championships
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
3000 m women
5000 m men
10,000 m men
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men
 

The Women's Marathon at the inaugural 1983 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland was held on Sunday August 7, 1983.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Norway Grete Waitz
Norway (NOR)
Silver United States Marianne Dickerson
United States (USA)
Bronze Soviet Union Raisa Smekhnova
Soviet Union (URS)

Abbreviations[edit]

  • All times shown are in hours:minutes:seconds
DNS did not start
NM no mark
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 1983 World Athletics Championships
World Record  Joan Benoit (USA) 2:22:43 April 18, 1983 United States Boston, United States
Event Record New event
Season Best  Joan Benoit (USA) 2:22:43 April 18, 1983 United States Boston, United States
Broken records at the 1983 World Athletics Championships
Event Record  Grete Waitz (NOR) 2:28:09 August 7, 1983 Finland Helsinki, Finland

Intermediates[edit]

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Athlete Time Note
1  Grete Waitz (NOR) 2:28:09
2  Marianne Dickerson (USA) 2:31:09
3  Raisa Smekhnova (URS) 2:31:13 NR
4  Rosa Mota (POR) 2:31:50
5  Jacqueline Gareau (CAN) 2:32:35
6  Laura Fogli (ITA) 2:33:31
7  Regina Joyce (IRL) 2:33:52
8  Tuija Toivonen (FIN) 2:34:14 NR
9  Joyce Smith (GBR) 2:34:27
10  Lyutsia Belyayeva (URS) 2:34:44
11  Rita Marchisio (ITA) 2:35:08
12  Debbie Eide (USA) 2:36:17
13  Carey May (IRL) 2:36:28
14  Glenys Quick (NZL) 2:37:14
15  Monika Lövenich (FRG) 2:39:19
16  Marja Vartiainen (FIN) 2:39:22
17  Carla Beurskens (NED) 2:39:25
18  Karolina Szabó (HUN) 2:40:23
19  Christa Vahlensieck (FRG) 2:40:43
20  Magda Ilands (BEL) 2:40:52
21  Cindy Hamilton (CAN) 2:41:27
22  Kathryn Binns (GBR) 2:42:12
23  Zoya Ivanova (URS) 2:43:27
24  Ngaire Drake (NZL) 2:43:51
25  Jill Colwell (AUS) 2:45:07
26  Jackie Turney (AUS) 2:45:43
27  Sinikka Keskitalo (FIN) 2:46:10
28  Dorothy Goertzen (CAN) 2:46:38
29  Kersti Jacobsen (DEN) 2:46:48
30  Ilona Zsilak (HUN) 2:46:48
31  Mieko Tajima (JPN) 2:47:10
32  Tuulikki Raisanen (SWE) 2:47:29
33  Jarmila Urbanova (TCH) 2:48:28
34  Mary O'Connor (NZL) 2:48:44
35  Yuko Gordon (HKG) 2:48:51
36  Zehava Shmueli (ISR) 2:49:07
37  Mette Holm-Hansen (DEN) 2:49:43
37  Lone Dybdahl (DEN) 2:49:43
39  Megan Sloane (AUS) 2:51:11
40  Elizabeth Oberli-Schuh (VEN) 2:51:30
41  Evy Palm (SWE) 2:51:49
42  Heidi Jacobsen (NOR) 2:52:51
43  Midde Hamrin (SWE) 2:52:53
44  Deirdre Foreman-Nagle (IRL) 2:53:07
45  Iciar Martínez (ESP) 2:53:24
46  Rita Borralho (POR) 2:53:41
47  Oddrun Hovsengen (NOR) 2:54:04
48  Maria-Luisa Ronquillo (MEX) 2:56:33
49  Rumiko Kaneko (JPN) 2:58:53
50  Son Yong-Hi (PRK) 2:59:10
51  Kim Myong-Suk (PRK) 3:12:41
DID NOT FINISH (DNF)
 Julie Brown (USA) DNF
 Yueh-Mei Kao (TPE) DNF
 Wu Jinmei (CHN) DNF
 Kandasamy Jayamani (SIN) DNF
 Chantal Langlacé (FRA) DNF
 Yupin Lohachart (THA) DNF
 Alba Milana (ITA) DNF
 Charlotte Teske (FRG) DNF
DID NOT START (DNS)
 Marie-Christine Deurbroeck (BEL) DNS
 Glynis Penny (GBR) DNS
 Chu Winnie Ng Lai (HKG) DNS
 Amy Cesaretti (SMR) DNS

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