1997 World Championships in Athletics – Women's marathon

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The Women's Marathon at the 1997 World Championships in Athens, Greece was held on Saturday August 9, 1997, with the start at 08:05h local time.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Japan Hiromi Suzuki
Japan (JPN)
Silver Portugal Manuela Machado
Portugal (POR)
Bronze Romania Lidia Simon
Romania (ROM)

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 1997 World Athletics Championships
World Record  Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR) 2:21:06 April 21, 1985 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Event Record  Rosa Mota (POR) 2:25:17 August 29, 1987 Italy Rome, Italy
Season Best  Tegla Loroupe (KEN) 2:22:07 April 20, 1997 Netherlands Rotterdam, Netherlands

Intermediates[edit]

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Athlete Time Note
1st, gold medalist(s)  Hiromi Suzuki (JPN) 2:29:48
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Manuela Machado (POR) 2:31:12
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Lidia Simon (ROM) 2:31:55
4  Takako Tobise (JPN) 2:32:18
5  Ornella Ferrara (ITA) 2:33:10
6  Iris Biba (GER) 2:34:06
7  Sonja Krolik (GER) 2:35:28
8  Franziska Rochat-Moser (SUI) 2:36:16
9  Yelena Razdrogina (RUS) 2:36:37
10  Nobuko Fujimura (JPN) 2:36:51
11  Anuţa Cătună (ROM) 2:38:38
12  Maria Polizou (GRE) 2:39:10
13  Franca Fiacconi (ITA) 2:39:53
14  Christine Mallo (FRA) 2:40:55
15  Elfenesh Alemu (ETH) 2:41:00
16  Grete Kirkeberg (NOR) 2:41:05
17  Maryse Le Gallo (FRA) 2:41:08
18  Aurica Buia (ROM) 2:41:45
19  Mariko Hara (JPN) 2:42:00
20  Heather Turland (AUS) 2:42:12
21  Rocío Ríos (ESP) 2:42:18
22  Judit Földing-Nagy (HUN) 2:42:21
23  Angharad Mair (GBR) 2:42:31
24  Laura Fogli (ITA) 2:43:28
25  Cheryl Collins (USA) 2:43:42
26  Olga Yudenkova (BLR) 2:43:47
27  Anna Villani (ITA) 2:43:58
28  Sally Goldsmith (GBR) 2:44:20
29  Tomoe Abe (JPN) 2:45:19
30  Nuţa Olaru (ROM) 2:47:12
31  Elena Vinitskaya (BLR) 2:47:57
32  Manuela Veith (GER) 2:48:45
33  Asselefech Assefa (ETH) 2:48:54
34  Evelyne Mura (FRA) 2:48:57
35  Danielle Sanderson (GBR) 2:49:03
36  Julia Kirtland (USA) 2:49:43
37  Anfisa Kosacheva (RUS) 2:50:29
38  Grace de Oliveira (RSA) 2:50:36
39  Gaëlle Houitte (FRA) 2:50:38
40  Jeanne Peterson (USA) 2:51:59
41  Irina Timofeyeva (RUS) 2:53:01
42  Panayota Nikolakopoulou (GRE) 2:54:03
43  Lo Man Yi (HKG) 2:54:59
44  Alemitu Bekele (ETH) 2:55:06
45  Georgia Ambatzidou (GRE) 2:56:58
46  Marisol Vargas (MEX) 2:58:22
47  Carolyn Hunter-Rowe (GBR) 3:01:01
48  May Allison (CAN) 3:01:26
49  Danuta Bartoszek (CAN) 3:01:30
50  Rita Toto (RSA) 3:04:05
51  Rosa Salinas (MEX) 3:12:55
52  Gina Liseth Coello (HON) 3:17:33
53  Alexandra De Snoo (ARU) 3:22:08
54  Gulsara Dadabayeva (TJK) 3:30:45
DID NOT FINISH (DNF)
 Gadisay Edato (ETH) DNF
 Fatuma Roba (ETH) DNF
 Jane Salumäe (EST) DNF
 Alina Tecuta (ROM) DNF
 Sonia Maccioni (ITA) DNF
 Birgit Jerschabek (GER) DNF
 Rosa Oliveira (POR) DNF
 Galina Baruk (BLR) DNF
 Alena Mazouka (BLR) DNF
 Alina Ivanova (RUS) DNF
 Nicole Carroll (AUS) DNF
 Anita Håkenstad (NOR) DNF
 Josette Colomb-Janin (FRA) DNF
 Mary Alico (USA) DNF
 Patty Valadka (USA) DNF
 Maria Elena Reyna (MEX) DNF
 Lucia Rendon (MEX) DNF
 Flor Venegas (CHI) DNF
 Paraskevi Kastriti (GRE) DNF
 Chrisoula Souma (GRE) DNF

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