Elana Meyer

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Elana Meyer
Medal record
Women's Athletics
Competitor for  South Africa
Olympic Games
Silver 1992 Barcelona 10,000 m
Commonwealth Games
Silver 1994 Victoria 10,000 m
All-Africa Games
Silver 1999 Johannesburg 5,000 m
African Championships
Gold 1992 Belle-Vue 1,500 m
Gold 1993 Durban 1,500 m
World Half Marathon Championships
Gold 1994 Oslo Half-Marathon
Silver 1998 Uster Half-Marathon

Elana Meyer (born 10 October 1966, in Albertinia) is a former long-distance runner from South Africa, who won the silver medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in the 10,000 m event.

Meyer set the 15 kilometres road running African record of 46:57 minutes in November 1991 in Cape Town. The record was equalled by Mestawet Tufa in 2008.[1] The record was beaten by Tirunesh Dibaba in 2009, who posted a new world record of 46.28 minutes.[2]

Meyer also held the half marathon African record (1:06:44 hours), set in January 1999 in Tokyo. The record was broken by Mary Keitany of Kenya at the 2009 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships by running the distance in 1:06:36 hours.[3]

Other achievements[edit]


  1. ^ IAAF: Area Outdoor Records - Women - AFRICA
  2. ^ IAAF, 15 November 2009: Dibaba shatters 15Km World record in Nijmegen! - UPDATED
  3. ^ IAAF: Top List (as of 11 October 2009)

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Canada Angela Chalmers
Women's 3,000 m Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Russia Yelena Romanova
Preceded by
Soviet Union Yelena Romanova
Women's 5,000 m Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Republic of Ireland Sonia O'Sullivan