Andrea Mayr

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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)
Sport
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 at the 2008 Obudu Ranch International Mountain Race in Nigeria.[1] She won 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).[4] She has five World Mountain Running titles.[5]

Mayr competed in the 2012 London Olympics for Austria. She finished 54th in the women's marathon.[6]

Achievements[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hughes, Danny (29 November 2008). "Mayr holds off road running stars, but Wyatt fades, as course records fall - Obudu Ranch Mountain Race". IAAF. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Gasgazghi and Mayr take World mountain running titles in Kamnik". IAAF. 6 September 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Sarf, Tomo (4 October 2010). "Arslan and Mayr cruise to victory on Smarna Gora, take overall WMRA Grand Prix titles". IAAF. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 25, 2010. Retrieved January 30, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Mayr gets fifth title at World Mountain Running Championships | News". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  6. ^ "Andrea Mayr Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at". Sports-reference.com. 1979-10-15. Retrieved 2016-06-04.