Andrea Mayr

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Andrea Mayr
Andrea Mayr beim Schneeberglauf 2008.jpg
Andrea Mayr.
Personal information
Born (1979-10-15) October 15, 1979 (age 36)
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 54 kg (119 lb)
Country  Austria
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Marathon

Andrea Mayr (born October 15, 1979 in Wels, Upper Austria) is a female long-distance runner from Austria. She also competes in mountain running and cycling. She set her personal best (2:30:43) in the women's marathon on April 19, 2009, winning the Vienna City Marathon. She holds the Austrian records over the half marathon and marathon distances.

She represented Austria in the 3000 metres steeplechase at both the 2005 and 2007 World Championships in Athletics, although she did not make it past the heats. She won the event in the Second League section of the 2008 European Cup and managed a silver for Austria in the Second League of the 2010 European Team Championships.

Mayr set a course record and beat more-established road runners, including Mestawet Tufa, at the 2008 Obudu Ranch International Mountain Race in Nigeria.[1] She won at the World Mountain Running Championships in 2010, beating runner-up Valentina Belotti by over half a minute in the 8.5 km race.[2] She also won the WMRA Grand Prix series that year: she had already secured the title before the final by merit of having an unassailable lead in the points table, yet she went on to win the Smarna Gora race finale and further cement her position as the world's top female mountain runner.[3] She is the record holder of the Empire State Building Run-Up (11:23, 2006)[1].


Mayr in the 2012 Summer Olympics marathon
Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2009 Vienna City Marathon Vienna, Austria 1st Marathon 2:30:43
European Mountain Running Championships Telfes im Stubai, Austria 3rd 9.5 km 56:55
2010 Vienna City Marathon Vienna, Austria 5th Marathon 2:34:09