Sergei Popov (athlete)

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Sergei Konstantinovich Popov (September 21, 1930 - June 25, 1995 in Saint Petersburg[1]) is a retired marathon runner from the Soviet Union, who won the gold medal at the European Championships in Stockholm, Sweden. He did so in a new world record time of 2:15:17. Popov is a three-time winner of the Soviet national marathon title (1957–1959).


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  Soviet Union
1958 European Championships Stockholm, Sweden 1st Marathon 2:15:17.0
1959 Košice Peace Marathon Košice, Czechoslovakia 1st Marathon 2:17:45


  1. ^ "Sergei Popov". Спорт в Бурятии (Russian). Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
Preceded by
United Kingdom James Peters
Men's Marathon World Record Holder
August 24, 1958 – September 10, 1960
Succeeded by
Ethiopia Abebe Bikila