1987 World Championships in Athletics – Women's marathon

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The Women's Marathon at the 1987 World Championships in Rome, Italy was held on Saturday August 29, 1987.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Portugal Rosa Mota
Portugal (POR)
Silver Soviet Union Zoya Ivanova
Soviet Union (URS)
Bronze France Jocelyne Villeton
France (FRA)

Abbreviations[edit]

  • All times shown are in hours:minutes:seconds
DNS did not start
NM no mark
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 1987 World Athletics Championships
World Record  Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR) 2:21:06 April 21, 1985 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Event Record  Grete Waitz (NOR) 2:28:09 August 7, 1983 Finland Helsinki, Finland
Season Best  Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR) 2:22:48 May 10, 1987 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Broken records at the 1987 World Athletics Championships
Event Record  Rosa Mota (POR) 2:25:17 August 29, 1987 Italy Rome, Italy

Intermediates[edit]

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Athlete Time Note
1st, gold medalist(s)  Rosa Mota (POR) 2:25:17 CR
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Zoya Ivanova (URS) 2:32:38
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Jocelyne Villeton (FRA) 2:32:53
4  Bente Moe (NOR) 2:33:21
5  Yelena Tsukhlo (URS) 2:33:55
6  Yekaterina Khramenkova (URS) 2:34:23
7  Nancy Ditz (USA) 2:34:54
8  Sinikka Keskitalo (FIN) 2:35:16
9  Karolina Szabo (HUN) 2:36:18
10  Miyuki Yamashita (JPN) 2:36:55
11  Angie Pain (GBR) 2:38:12
12  Antonella Bizioli (ITA) 2:38:52
13  Mercedes Calleja (ESP) 2:38:58
14  Uta Pippig (GDR) 2:39:30
15  Agnes Pardaens (BEL) 2:39:52
16  Odette Lapierre (CAN) 2:40:20
17  Paula Fudge (GBR) 2:42:42
18  Genoveva Eichenmann (SUI) 2:43:07
19  Maria Luisa Irizar (ESP) 2:43:54
20  Emma Scaunich (ITA) 2:44:32
21  Evy Palm (SWE) 2:44:41
22  Veronique Marot (GBR) 2:45:02
23  Gabriela Wolf (FRG) 2:45:13
24  Christine Kennedy (IRL) 2:45:47
25  Hazel Stewart (NZL) 2:48:41
26  Eriko Asai (JPN) 2:48:44
27  Marcianne Mukamurenzi (RWA) 2:49:38 NR
28  Rita Borralho (POR) 2:52:26
29  Dorothy Goertzen (CAN) 2:53:11
30  Cornelia Melis (ARU) 2:59:31
31  Gina Coello (HON) 3:01:53 NR
32  Maria del Pilar Menendez (GUA) 3:16:20
33  Juli Ogbourn (GUM) 3:50:56
DID NOT FINISH (DNF)
 Cathy Twomey (USA) DNF
 Lisa Martin (AUS) DNF
 Renata Kokowska (POL) DNF
 Kimberly Rosenquist-Jones (USA) DNF
 Maria Rebelo (FRA) DNF
 Rita Marchisio (ITA) DNF
 Monika Schäfer (FRG) DNF
 Angélica de Almeida (BRA) DNF
 Susan Stone (CAN) DNF

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