Liz Yelling

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Liz Yelling competing in the 2011 London Marathon

Elizabeth Anne Yelling (born Elizabeth Talbot[1] on 5 December 1974 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England) is a British long-distance runner currently based in Poole, Dorset. She is the sister-in-law of fellow British runner Hayley Yelling through her marriage to steeplechaser Martin Yelling and is the former training partner of Paula Radcliffe.

Yelling has taken part in the marathon at two summer Olympic Games; she finished 25th at Athens 2004 and 26th at Beijing 2008.[2]

Yelling won the bronze medal in the 2006 Commonwealth Games marathon.[3] She also holds the women's course record for: the Bath Half Marathon with a time of 69 minutes 27 seconds set in 2007;[4] and the Reading Half Marathon in 69 minutes 35 seconds, set in 2008.[5]

Achievements[edit]

  • All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  United Kingdom
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 25th 2:40:13
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 26th 2:33:12

Personal bests[edit]

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Distance Mark Date Location
800 m 2:09.72 6 September 2000 Watford
1,500 m 4:15:01 14 July 2001 Birmingham
3,000 m 8:57.3 25 July 2001 Watford
5,000 m 15:38.86 30 July 2004 Crystal Palace
10,000 m track 31:58.39 30 July 2002 Manchester
10,000 m road 32:55 20 May 2007 Manchester
Half marathon 1:09.28 25 March 2007 Bath
Marathon 2:28.33 13 April 2008 London

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Wolverton 5 Mile Road Race". MKAC. The Open University. Retrieved 11 July 2008. 
  2. ^ "Athletics Women's Marathon Results - The official website of the BEIJING 2008 Olympic Games". The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. 2008-08-17. Archived from the original on 2008-08-22. Retrieved 3-07-2009. 
  3. ^ "English duo earn marathon bronzes". BBC. 2006-03-19. Retrieved 3-07-2009. 
  4. ^ "Yelling tunes up with Bath record". BBC. 25 March 2007. Retrieved 3-07-2009. 
  5. ^ "Reading Half Marathon" (pdf). Asics Reading Half Marathon. 2-03-2008. Retrieved 3-07-2009. 
  6. ^ "Athlete Profile: Liz Yelling". Power of 10. 2-07-2009. Retrieved 3-07-2009. 

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