Madina Biktagirova

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Madina Biktagirova
Personal information
Born (1964-09-20) September 20, 1964 (age 50)
Osh, Kyrgyzstan (then USSR)
Height 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 m)
Weight 101 pounds (46 kg)
Country Olympic flag.svg Unified Team,  Belarus,  Russia,  CIS
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Marathon
Achievements and titles
World finals 1993 marathon, 5th
Olympic finals 2000 marathon, 5th

Madina Ulfatovna Biktagirova (Russian: Мадина Ульфатовна Биктагирова; born September 20, 1964 in Osh, Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union) is a retired long-distance runner. She competed for both Belarus and Russia.

Professional career[edit]

In 1992, Biktagirova set a course record at the Los Angeles Marathon in a time of 2:26:23.[1]

Biktagirova set her personal best in 1997, clocking 2:24:46. She won the 2002 and 2003 editions of the Nagano Olympic Commemorative Marathon.[2]

Olympic career[edit]

Biktagirova competed in three Olympic games under three different flags. She finished fourth in the marathon at the 1992 Olympics, competing for the Unified Olympic team. After the race, she tested positive for norephedrine and became the first Olympic marathoner disqualified for failing a drug test.[1]

Biktagirova competed in the marathon at the 1996 Summer Olympics for Belarus, a race in which she did not finish. She ran the marathon for Russia at the 2000 Summer Olympics, finishing in 5th place.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  CIS[3]
1992 Los Angeles Marathon Los Angeles, United States 1st Marathon 2:26:23
Representing Olympic flag.svg Unified Team
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain Marathon DSQ
Representing  Belarus
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 5th Marathon 2:34:36
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States Marathon DNF
Representing  Russia
1997 Nagoya Marathon Nagoya, Japan 1st Marathon 2:29:30
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd Marathon 2:28:01
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 5th Marathon 2:26:33
2001 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 10th Marathon 2:27:14
New York City Marathon New York City, United States 9th Marathon 2:31:14
2002 Nagano Marathon Nagano, Japan 1st Marathon 2:26:09
2003 Nagano Marathon Nagano, Japan 1st Marathon 2:28:23
Lisbon Marathon Lisbon, Portugal 1st Marathon 2:42:06
2007 Two Oceans Marathon Cape Town, South Africa 1st Ultra-Marathon 3:35:11


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