Nina Rillstone

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Nina Rillstone
Personal information
Full name Nina Kathy Rillstone
Nationality  New Zealand
Born (1975-04-15) 15 April 1975 (age 40)
Brentwood, England
Residence Wanaka, New Zealand
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 45 kg (99 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Marathon
Club Pakuranga Athletics Club (NZL)
Coached by John Bowden
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) Marathon – 2:29:46
Half-marathon – 1:10:49

Nina Kathy Rillstone (born April 15, 1975 in Brentwood, England) is a New Zealand long-distance and marathon runner.[1] She is a national champion in both middle and long distance running, and a national record holder for the half-marathon.

She set her personal best for the Half Marathon of 1:13:03 at the 2005 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Her personal best in the marathon came during the Nagano Marathon in 2006, with a time of 2:29:46. Rillstone set a national record for the marathon at the 2007 IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan, with a time of 2:33:58, finishing in thirteenth place.[2]

Rillstone represented New Zealand for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and competed in the women's marathon. She ran and finished the race in sixteenth place, with a best possible time of 2:31:16, nearly two minutes short of her personal best set in Nagano.[3]


  1. ^ "Nina Rillstone". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Team on track at Osaka worlds". Stuff NZ. 4 September 2007. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Women's Marathon". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 

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