Nadezhda Wijenberg

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Nadezhda Wijenberg

Nadezhda Wijenberg (born Nadezhda Alexeevna Ilyina on April 2, 1964, in Verknaja Jandoba) is a long-distance runner from Russia, who got the Dutch nationality in 1999 by marrying her coach Ger Wijenberg from the Netherlands.

Nadezhda "Nadja" Wijenberg lives in Schinnen, Limburg, and ran her personal best (2:28:45) in the Eindhoven Marathon, on October 10, 1999. That performance gave her a ticket for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, where she finished in 22nd place. She is a one-time national champion in the women's 5000 metres. She won the Lisbon Half Marathon 1993 [1] and the Parelloop 10K in race in the Netherlands in 1997.[2]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Russia
1992 World Half Marathon Championships Newcastle, United Kingdom 9th Half marathon 1:10:58
1993 Lisbon Half Marathon Lisbon, Portugal 1st Half marathon 1:09.47
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden Marathon DNF
1996 Amsterdam Marathon Amsterdam, Netherlands 1st Marathon 2:34:35
1998 Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Marathon San Diego, United States 1st Marathon 2:34:17
Representing the  Netherlands
1999 Eindhoven Marathon Eindhoven, Netherlands 1st Marathon 2:28:45
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 22nd Marathon 2:32:29
2001 Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 4th Marathon 2:30:25
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 6th Marathon 2:36:06
2003 Athens Classic Marathon Athens, Greece 1st Marathon 2:43:18
2004 Enschede Marathon Enschede, Netherlands 1st Marathon 2:31:23
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 38th Marathon 2:39:36