Liu Dong

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Liu Dong (Chinese: 刘东; born 27 December 1973 in Jinzhou) is a retired Chinese middle-distance runner. She holds the current Asian record over 800 metres with 1:55.54 minutes. She set that record while winning at the 7th Chinese National Games. Her personal best over 1500 metres was 3:56.31 minutes. She was trained from 1991 to 1993 by the famous Ma Junren in Liaoning Province.

She is married with Spanish coach Luis Miguel Landa and currently lives in Spain. She competed at the 2014 Cross della Vallagarina and placed 15th.[1]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  China
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 1st 1500 m 4:05.14 CR
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 1st 1500 m 4:00.50
East Asian Games Shanghai, China 2nd 1500 m 4:07.25

Honors and awards[edit]

  • Special Prize of the XXXV Career of Science of the Superior Council of Scientific Research. "By their professional values", Madrid (ESP) 2015.
  • Prize "As Image for the World in Sport and Culture" of "The World Sport and Culture Exchange Communication Festival", Beijing (CHI) 2016.


"Long distance training for women". Libros Cúpula

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mills, Steven (2014-01-12). Ayalew tested, but triumphant, in Elgoibar – cross-country round-up. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-02-23.