Isabellah Andersson

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Isabellah Andersson
Isabella Andersson Göteborgsvarvet 2012.JPG
Isabellah Andersson finishing 5th at the 2012 Göteborgsvarvet in 1:10:30.
Personal information
Born (1980-11-12) 12 November 1980 (age 34)
Height 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
Country  Sweden
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Marathon

Isabellah Andersson (born Isabellah Moraa Amoro on 12 November 1980 in Kenya [1]) is a Swedish - Kenyan distance runner.[2] She resides in Vilshult in Sweden, and since May 2009 is a Swedish citizen. She competes for the club Hässelby SK.

Andersson became the new Swedish record holder in marathon 22 January 2010 when she was fifth in the Dubai Marathon on time 2:26:52.[3] On 31 October 2010 she finished fourth in Frankfurt Marathon in 2:25.10 hours, thus setting a new national record. She has won Stockholm marathon four times in a row.[4][5] She ran at the 2011 Dubai Marathon and came third, improving her record time to 2:23:41 hours.[6]

She originally came to Sweden to learn more about the sport Foot orienteering and ended up meeting her husband Lars Andersson, a Foot orienteering enthusiast and competitor.[7] They married in October 2006 and have a daughter named Beyoncé (born 2009), after the American singer.[4][8][9]

Achievements[edit]

Personal bests[edit]

  • 5000 m - 15:45.08 - SM, Malmo 2009
  • 10 000 m - 33:16.67 - Stockholm, 2012
  • 10 km road - 32:24 - Etape Bornholm, 2009, Swedish record
  • Half marathon - 1:10:02 - "Venloop"in Dutch Venlo in 2010, Swedish record
  • Marathon - 2:23:41 - Dubai Marathon 2011, Swedish record

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Marathon Road : World Men". Arrs.net. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Gebrselassie Prevails For Third Time In Dubai Marathon". Letsrun.com. 22 January 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c Hans Jansson hans.jansson. "Siktar på tredje raka maratonsegern". DN.SE. 
  5. ^ Peter Wikström/TT (5 June 2010). "Lagat och Andersson snabbast i Stockholm Marathon". DN.SE. 
  6. ^ Butcher, Pat (2011-01-21). Barmasai and Mergia fight headwind to take Dubai Marathon wins. IAAF. Retrieved on 21 January 2011.
  7. ^ Lasse Mannheimer (31 May 2008). "Isabellah Anderssons raketkarriär mot nya höjder". DN.SE. 
  8. ^ [2][dead link]
  9. ^ "Artiklar - Mama". Mama.nu. 
  10. ^ "Goteborg Half Marathon 2010 Results – Kiprono, Gobena win". Runinfinity.com. 22 May 2010. 
  11. ^ [3][dead link]
  12. ^ [4][dead link]

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