2005 World Championships in Athletics – Women's marathon

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Events at the
2005 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
5000 m men women
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men women
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men women
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men women
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men
 

The Women's Marathon race at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics was held on 14 August in the streets of Helsinki with the goal line situated in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium. Paula Radcliffe set the pace of the race, leading all the way from start to finish. Constantina Tomescu was able to keep up with Radcliffe the longest, but began to fall behind after the 25 km mark and at the end found herself overtaken by the defending champion Catherine Ndereba.

Medalists[edit]

Gold United Kingdom Paula Radcliffe
Great Britain (GBR)
Silver Kenya Catherine Ndereba
Kenya (KEN)
Bronze Romania Constantina Tomescu
Romania (ROM)

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

Intermediates[edit]

Rank Number Athlete Time
5 KILOMETRES
1 281  Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 16:47
2 423  Yumiko Hara (JPN) 16:47
3 207  Asha Gigi (ETH) 16:47
4 456  Catherine Ndereba (KEN) 16:50
5 214  Derartu Tulu (ETH) 16:50
10 KILOMETRES
1 281  Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 33:23
2 423  Yumiko Hara (JPN) 33:23
3 207  Asha Gigi (ETH) 33:23
4 601  Constantina Tomescu (ROM) 33:26
5 456  Catherine Ndereba (KEN) 33:26
15 KILOMETRES
1 281  Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 49:53
2 423  Yumiko Hara (JPN) 49:54
3 207  Asha Gigi (ETH) 49:54
4 601  Constantina Tomescu (ROM) 49:54
5 456  Catherine Ndereba (KEN) 49:56
20 KILOMETRES
1 281  Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 1:06:16
2 601  Constantina Tomescu (ROM) 1:06:17
3 450  Hellen Jemaiyo Kimutai (KEN) 1:06:18
4 456  Catherine Ndereba (KEN) 1:06:18
5 125  Zhou Chunxiu (CHN) 1:06:39
HALF MARATHON
1 281  Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 1:09:49
2 456  Catherine Ndereba (KEN) 1:09:52
3 450  Hellen Jemaiyo Kimutai (KEN) 1:09:52
4 601  Constantina Tomescu (ROM) 1:09:53
5 125  Zhou Chunxiu (CHN) 1:10:19
25 KILOMETRES
1 281  Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 1:22:47
2 601  Constantina Tomescu (ROM) 1:22:48
3 456  Catherine Ndereba (KEN) 1:22:50
4 450  Hellen Jemaiyo Kimutai (KEN) 1:23:00
5 125  Zhou Chunxiu (CHN) 1:23:42
30 KILOMETRES
1 281  Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 1:39:22
2 601  Constantina Tomescu (ROM) 1:39:33
3 456  Catherine Ndereba (KEN) 1:39:38
4 450  Hellen Jemaiyo Kimutai (KEN) 1:40:30
5 125  Zhou Chunxiu (CHN) 1:41:03
35 KILOMETRES
1 281  Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 1:56:14
2 456  Catherine Ndereba (KEN) 1:56:42
3 601  Constantina Tomescu (ROM) 1:56:59
4 450  Hellen Jemaiyo Kimutai (KEN) 1:58:29
5 125  Zhou Chunxiu (CHN) 1:58:35
40 KILOMETRES
1 281  Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 2:13:22
2 456  Catherine Ndereba (KEN) 2:14:09
3 601  Constantina Tomescu (ROM) 2:15:16
4 214  Derartu Tulu (ETH) 2:16:06
5 125  Zhou Chunxiu (CHN) 2:16:33

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Athlete Time Note
1  Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 2:20:57 CR
2  Catherine Ndereba (KEN) 2:22:01 SB
3  Constantina Tomescu (ROM) 2:23:19
4  Derartu Tulu (ETH) 2:23:30 PB
5  Zhou Chunxiu (CHN) 2:24:12
6  Yumiko Hara (JPN) 2:24:20
7  Rita Jeptoo (KEN) 2:24:22 PB
8  Harumi Hiroyama (JPN) 2:25:46
9  Hellen Jemaiyo Kimutai (KEN) 2:26:14 SB
10  Megumi Oshima (JPN) 2:26:29
11  Madaí Pérez (MEX) 2:26:50 PB
12  Halina Karnatsevich (BLR) 2:27:14 PB
13  Dorota Gruca (POL) 2:27:46 PB
14  Jong Yong-Ok (PRK) 2:29:43 PB
15  Mari Ozaki (JPN) 2:30:28
16  Asha Gigi (ETH) 2:30:38
17  Ryoko Eda (JPN) 2:31:16
18  Mara Yamauchi (GBR) 2:31:26 PB
19  Rosaria Console (ITA) 2:32:47
20  Alina Ivanova (RUS) 2:32:53
21  Aurica Buia (ROM) 2:33:20 PB
22  Shitaye Gemechu (ETH) 2:34:01
23  Oh Song-Suk (PRK) 2:34:07
24  Ryang Gum-Hwa (PRK) 2:34:35
25  Hayley Haining (GBR) 2:34:41 PB
26  Turena Johnson-Lane (USA) 2:34:43 PB
27  Anna Pichrtová (CZE) 2:34:45
28  Kirsten Melkevik Otterbu (NOR) 2:35:08
29  Beatrice Omwanza (KEN) 2:35:48
30  Jill Boaz (USA) 2:36:29 SB
31  Isabel Eizmendi (ESP) 2:36:41
32  Ana Dias (POR) 2:36:50
33  Shireen Crumpton (NZL) 2:37:03 PB
34  Irina Permitina (RUS) 2:38:16
35  Emily Levan (USA) 2:38:32 PB
36  Jennifer Crain (USA) 2:39:02 SB
37  Dire Tune (ETH) 2:39:13
38  Nadezhda Wijenberg (NED) 2:39:36 SB
39  Liza Hunter-Galvan (NZL) 2:39:47
40  Tegla Loroupe (KEN) 2:39:58
41  Nadia Ejjafini (BHR) 2:41:51 SB
42  Maija Oravamäki (FIN) 2:43:31 SB
43  Clarisse Rasoarizay (MAD) 2:43:58 SB
44  Oh Jung-hee (KOR) 2:47:42
45  Rebecca Moore (NZL) 2:50:36
46  Epiphanie Nyirabarame (RWA) 2:52:11
47  Hafida Narmouch (MAR) 2:52:41
48  Mulu Seboka (ETH) 2:53:08
49  Nili Abramski (ISR) 2:54:08
50  Mary Akor (USA) 2:57:18
51  Mamokete Lechela (LES) 3:03:26 SB
DID NOT FINISH (DNF)
 Debbie Mason (GBR) DNF
 Kenza Wahbi (MAR) DNF
 Fabiola William John (TAN) DNF
 Kay Ulrich (NZL) DNF
 Nuţa Olaru (ROM) DNF
 Zhor El Kamch (MAR) DNF
DID NOT START (DNS)
 Sandra Ruales (Ecuador) DNS
 Agueda Amaral (TLS) DNS

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