Ji Young-jun

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Ji.

Ji Young-jun (born 15 October 1981 in Seoul) is a South Korean long-distance runner who specializes in the marathon. His personal best times are 13:49.99 minutes in the 5000 metres, achieved in June 2006 in Shibetsu; 29:42.38 minutes in the 10,000 metres, achieved in June 2002 in Uijeongbu; and 2:08:30 hours in the marathon, achieved in April 2009 in Daegu.[1]

He finished seventeenth at the 2004 Olympic Games,[1] and seventh at the 2006 Asian Games.[citation needed] He also competed at the 2003 and 2009 World Championships; on the latter occasion he did not finish the race.[1]

After a few years off his top form, he re-established himself at the 2009 Daegu Marathon by knocking thirteen seconds off his best to win the race in a time of 2:08:30.[2]

He won the gold medal in the marathon at the 2010 Asian games in Guangzhou, China, running 2:11:11.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  South Korea
2003 World Championships Paris, France 52nd Marathon 2:20:21
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 17th Marathon 2:16:14
2006 Asian Games Doha, Qatar 6th Marathon 2:19:35
2009 Daegu Marathon Daegu, South Korea 1st Marathon 2:08:30
World Championships Paris, France Marathon DNF
2010 Asian Games Guangzhou, China 1st Marathon 2:11:11

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ji Young-jun profile at IAAF
  2. ^ Korean marathon hope re-emerges to win 2009 Daegu Int. Marathon. IAAF (2009-04-13). Retrieved on 2010-10-16.