Alesia Turava

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Alesia Turava (Belarusian: Алеся Турава; born 6 December 1979) is a Belarusian middle distance runner. She is a former world record holder in 3000 metre steeplechase with 9:16.51 minutes, achieved in Gdansk on 27 July 2002. Still, Turava mostly competes over 1500 metres. Her sister, Ryta Turava, also competes in the sport of athletics (20 km race walk).

Biography[edit]

She won the gold medal in the inaugural 3000 m steeplechase for women held at the 2006 European Athletics Championships in Gothenburg. Her sister Ryta Turava is a successful race walker.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Belarus
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 13th (h) 1500m 4:21.72
1999 European U23 Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 5th 1500m 4:13.79
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 6th 1500 m 4:13.67
European U23 Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 1st 1500m 4:09.71
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 7th 1500 m 4:07.25
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 3rd 1500 m 4:07.69
European Championships Munich, Germany 7th 1500 m 4:06.64
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 7th 1500 m 4:08.20
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 7th 1500 m 4:09.81
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 5th 1500 m 4:08.81
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st 3000 m steeple 9:26.05

Personal bests[edit]

  • 1500 metres - 3:59.89 min (2002)
  • 3000 metres - 8:32.89 min (2001)
  • 5000 metres - 15:23.84 min (2000)
  • 3000 metre steeplechase - 9:16.51 min (2002)

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Records
Preceded by
Poland Justyna Bak
Women's 3000 m Steeplechase
World Record Holder

June 12, 2002 – August 10, 2003
Succeeded by
Russia Gulnara Samitova-Galkina
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Poland Justyna Bak
Women's 3000 m Steeplechase
Best Year Performance

2002
Succeeded by
Russia Gulnara Samitova-Galkina