Anna Incerti

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Anna Incerti
Anna Incerti Barcelona 2010.jpg
Incerti celebrating her gold medal in the 2010 European Championships
Personal information
Born (1980-01-19) January 19, 1980 (age 34)
Palermo, Italy
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 45 kg (99 lb)
Sport
Country Italy Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Marathon
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 5000 m: 15:15.5 (2011)
  • 10000 m: 32:12.01 (2012)
  • Half marathon: 1:08:18 (2012)
  • Marathon: 2:25:32 (2011)

Anna Carmela Incerti (born 19 January 1980 in Palermo) is an Italian long-distance runner who specializes in the marathon. She has represented Italy in the marathon at European, World and Olympic-level. She won the bronze in the event at the 2010 European Championships, later upgraded to silver and then to gold.

Biography[edit]

She was the 2003 winner of the Florence Marathon, which made her the Italian marathon champion for that year.[1] She also won the bronze medal in 10,000 metres at the 2003 Summer Universiade. Incerti began focusing on longer distances and set a personal best in the marathon at the 2006 European Athletics Championships, running a time of 2:32:53 for ninth place. She finished 17th over the distance at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics.

She represented Italy at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and came fourteenth in the marathon with a personal best run of 2:30:55 hours.[2] Later that year, she won the Milan Marathon in a new personal best time of 2:27:42 hours and finished the season with an Italian record run of 32:1 minutes for the 10K at the San Silvestre Barcelona.[3]

Incerti won the Roma-Ostia Half Marathon in March 2009 and then secured the half marathon title at the 2009 Mediterranean Games in Pescara.[4] At the 2010 European Athletics Championships she won the bronze medal in the marathon race, but was subsequently upgraded to the silver (following the disqualification of race winner Živilė Balčiūnaitė for a doping offence), then to the gold medal (following the disqualification of runner-up Nailiya Yulamanova).[5][6]

She ran at the 2011 Osaka Ladies Marathon and improved her best time to 2:27:33, coming in fourth place.[7] She also improved her half marathon best soon after, defeating Jessica Augusto to defend at the Roma-Ostia with a time of 1:09:06 – which was also a new course record.[8] After some high altitude training in Ifrane in Morocco she ran at the Stramilano half marathon, but she felt her second place finish behind Eyeshaneh Ababel was not a good performance.[9] She decided to enter the 2011 Berlin Marathon and she ran a significant personal best of 2:25:32 hours.[10] She was runner-up to Valeria Straneo at the Stramilano in 2012 and was fifth in a competitive Roma-Ostia field.[11]

She is married to fellow marathon runner Stefano Scaini.[9]

Achievements[edit]

  • All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Italy
2003 Universiade Daegu, South Korea 3rd 10,000 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 9th 2:32:53
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 17th 2:36:36
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 14th 2:30:55
2009 Mediterranean Games Pescara, Italy 1st Half marathon
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 1st 2:32:48

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Civai, Franco (2008-12-26). Firenze Marathon. Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 2009-11-30.
  2. ^ Anna Incerti. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2011-01-30.
  3. ^ Antonin Hejda (2011-01-24). National Records- 10 kilometers Road. Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 2011-01-30.
  4. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2009-07-04). Cusma double; Sdiri shows solid form again, 8.29m - Mediterranean Games, Day 4. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-01-30.
  5. ^ (Italian) ANNA INCERTI MEDAGLIA D’ARGENTO AI CAMPIONATI EUROPEI DI BARCELLONA - Doping, 2 anni di squalifica alla lituana Zivile Balciunaite
  6. ^ London 2012 Olympics: Russian athletics trio banned for doping offences. Daily Telegraph (2012-07-03). Retrieved on 2012-07-07.
  7. ^ Nakamura, Ken (2011-01-30). Akaba out-duels Ito in windy Osaka. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-01-30.
  8. ^ Viola, Elena (2011-02-27). Beyu and Incerti win at Roma Ostia. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-02-27.
  9. ^ a b Sampaolo, Diego (2011-03-27). Kisorio wins 40th edition of Stramilano Half Marathon in 60:03. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-03-28.
  10. ^ Butcher, Pat (2011-09-25). Makau stuns with 2:03:38 Marathon World record in Berlin! - UPDATED. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-10-06.
  11. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2012-03-25). Jarso and Straneo beat the heat at the Stramilano. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-03-26.

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