Elana Meyer

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Elana Meyer
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  South Africa
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1992 Barcelona 10,000 m
Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place 1994 Victoria 10,000 m
All-Africa Games
Silver medal – second place 1999 Johannesburg 5,000 m
African Championships
Gold medal – first place 1992 Belle-Vue 1,500 m
Gold medal – first place 1993 Durban 1,500 m
World Half Marathon Championships
Gold medal – first place 1994 Oslo Half-Marathon
Silver medal – second place 1998 Uster Half-Marathon

Elana Meyer, OIS, (born 10 October 1966) is a South African long-distance runner who won the silver medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in the 10,000 metres event.

Meyer set the 15 kilometres road running African record of 46:57 minutes in November 1991 in Cape Town. The record was equalled by Mestawet Tufa in 2008.[1] The record was beaten by Tirunesh Dibaba in 2009, who posted a new world record of 46.28 minutes.[2]

Meyer also held the half marathon African record (1:06:44 hours), set in January 1999 in Tokyo. The record was broken by Mary Keitany of Kenya at the 2009 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships by running the distance in 1:06:36 hours.[3]

She was the gold medallist at the 1994 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships and set world records in that event in 1991, 1997, 1998, and 1999. She also had several good placings in top level marathon races.


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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Angela Chalmers
Women's 3,000 m Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Yelena Romanova
Preceded by
Yelena Romanova
Women's 5,000 m Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Sonia O'Sullivan