Ham Pong-sil

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Ham Pong-sil
Chosŏn'gŭl 함봉실
Revised Romanization Ham Bongsil
McCune–Reischauer Ham Pongsil
This is a Korean name; the family name is Ham.

Ham Pong-sil (born 24 July 1974) is a North Korean long-distance runner who specializes in the marathon race.

She is a three-time Pyongyang Marathon winner (2002, 2003, 2005).[1]

After the Paris World Championships in 2003, she was appointed to a post in charge of track and field coaching in North Korea. She trained O Song Mi, among others.[2]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  North Korea
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 8th Marathon 2:27:07
2001 Pyongyang Marathon Pyongyang, North Korea 2nd Marathon 2:29:44
Universiade Beijing, China 1st Half marathon 1:15:24
2002 Pyongyang Marathon Pyongyang, North Korea 1st Marathon 2:26:23
Asian Championships Colombo, Sri Lanka 1st 5000 m 15:42.88
1st 10,000 m 34:44.92
Asian Games Busan, South Korea 1st Marathon 2:33:35
2003 Pyongyang Marathon Pyongyang, North Korea 1st Marathon 2:27:48
World Championships Paris, France 5th Marathon 2:25:31 = PB
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece Marathon DNF
2005 Pyongyang Marathon Pyongyang, North Korea 1st Marathon 2:31:46
Asian Championships Incheon, South Korea 3rd 10,000 m 34:35.30

Personal bests[edit]


  1. ^ Marathoninfo - List of Pyongyang Marathon winners
  2. ^ "The One-time Athlete". Uriminzokkiri. Retrieved 2015-05-23. 
  3. ^ North Korean athletics records

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