Jong Yong-ok

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Jong Yong-ok
Personal information
Nationality North Korean
Born (1981-01-24) 24 January 1981 (age 33)
Korean name
Hangul 정영옥[1]
Revised Romanization Jeong Yeongok
McCune–Reischauer Chŏng Yŏngok
This is a Korean name; the family name is Jong.

Jong Yong-ok (born 24 January 1981) is a North Korean long-distance runner who specializes in the marathon.

She finished 20th at the 2000 Olympic Games, 21st at the 2004 Olympic Games, 14th at the 2005 World Championships and 36th at the 2008 Olympic Games.[2] She also finished sixth at the 2006 Asian Games, won the 2001 and 2007 Pyongyang Marathons and won the bronze medal (in half marathon) at the 2007 Summer Universiade.

Her personal best time is 2:26:02 hours, achieved at the 2007 Pyongyang Marathon.[2] This is also the meet record.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  North Korea
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 20th Marathon 2:31:40
2001 Pyongyang Marathon Pyongyang, North Korea 1st Marathon 2:28:32
Beijing Marathon Beijing, PR China 9th Marathon 2:28:17
2003 World Championships Paris, France 56th Marathon 2:50:21
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 21st Marathon 2:37:52
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 14th Marathon 2:29:43
East Asian Games Macau 3rd Half marathon 1:18:48
2006 Asian Games Doha, Qatar 6th Marathon 2:48:49
2007 Pyongyang Marathon Pyongyang, North Korea 1st Marathon 2:26:02
Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 3rd Half marathon 1:13:56
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 36th Marathon 2:34:52
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 33rd Marathon 2:38:29


  1. ^ "정영옥 北 여자마라톤新". JoongAng Ilbo. 2002-10-21. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  2. ^ a b Jong Yong-ok profile at IAAF