Elena Polyakova

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Elena Polyakova
Personal information
Birth name Полякова Елена
Nationality Russian
Born (1981-03-22) March 22, 1981 (age 36)
Znamensk, Astrakhan Oblast, Russia
Residence Istanbul, Turkey
Sport
Country Russia
Sport Ultramarathon

Elena Polyakova (Russian: Полякова Елена) (born March 22, 1981) is a Russian female ultramarathon runner, and formerly a female bodybuider.

Elena Polyakova was born on March 22, 1981 in Znamensk, Astrakhan Oblast, a closed city in Russia.[1][2] She performed sports in athletics and body building, and won a number of cups. A travel agent from profession, she seasonally was working in Antalya, Turkey since 2005. In September 2011, she met Alper Dalkılıç, a Turkish ultra runner during the 2011 Lycian Way Ultramarathon in southern Turkey. One month after she returned home, she decided to move to Turkey. Since then, she lives in Istanbul.[3][4]

Athletics career[edit]

Polyakova participated at Istanbul Marathon in 2007 and 2008, however, without gaining success.[5][6] From the 2011 Lycian Way Ultramarathon on including, she won all the women's category titles of ultramarathon events held in Turkey.[1][7]

At the 250 km (160 mi) long ultramarathon of 2012 Atacama Crossing in Chile, which is the first of the 4 Deserts endurance footrace series, she placed fourth.[1] In 2013, Polyakova won the 80 km (50 mi) Two Castles and an Abbey Trail Ultra in Cyprus.[8] The same year, she finished the most difficult footrace of Europe, the 168 km (104 mi) of Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc in the Alps, at rank thirteen.[1]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Distance Time
(h:m:s)
Rank
(women's cat)
2007 Turkey Istanbul Marathon 42 km (26 mi) 3:17:37[5] 25th
2008 Turkey Istanbul Marathon 42 km (26 mi) 3:20:40[6] 13th
2011 Turkey Lycian Way Ultramarathon 240 km (150 mi) 39:25:20[9] 1st
2012 Chile Atacama Crossing 250 km (160 mi) 44:02:39[1] 4th
Turkey İznik Ultramarathon 126 km (78 mi) 18:51:27[1] 1st
Turkey Çekmeköy Ultra Trail 60 km (37 mi) 8:29:49[1] 1st
Turkey Runfire Cappadocia Ultramarathon 240 km (150 mi) 33:51:52[1] 1st
Turkey Lycian Way Ultramarathon 240 km (150 mi) 38:43:57[1] 1st
2013 Turkey İznik Ultramarathon 130 km (81 mi) 15:00:40[1] 1st
Turkey Çekmeköy Ultra Trail 60 km (37 mi) 6:38:00[10] 1st
Cyprus Two Castles and an Abbey Trail Ultra 80 km (50 mi) 10:31:48[8] 1st
Turkey DASK Anatolian Mountain Marathon 70–90 km (43–56 mi) [11] 1st
with Deniz Hamdi Dural
Turkey Runfire Cappadocia Ultramarathon 245 km (152 mi) 29:15:30[12] 1st
France Switzerland Italy Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc 168 km (104 mi) 38:41:33[1] 13th
Turkey Intersport Run 11 km (6.8 mi) 50:09[13] 9th
Turkey Salomon Trail Run 15 km (9.3 mi) 1:10:23[14] 2nd

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Ultra Marathon Statistics - Polyakova, Elena". Deutsche Ultramarathon Vereinigung. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  2. ^ "Elena Polyakova" (in Turkish). Facebook. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  3. ^ "Desert Love". 4 Deserts. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  4. ^ Ulagay, Alp (2012-05-06). "Bizimki biraz da acıdan zevk alma sanatı". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  5. ^ a b "Maraton Bayanlar Sonuçları" (in Turkish). Istanbul Masterleri. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  6. ^ a b "30th Intercontinental Istanbul Eurasia Marathon 2008-Marathon Category Results" (PDF). Istanbul Marathon. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  7. ^ "RunFire Cappadocia Ultra Maratonu Sona Erdi" (in Turkish). CyclingTR. Archived from the original on 2013-12-04. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  8. ^ a b "The Winners of the 2013 Two Castles and An Abbey Trail Ultra". Two Castles and An Abbey Trail Ultra. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  9. ^ "LYUM 2011 Genel Sıralama (Bireysel)" (in Turkish). Likya Yolu Ultra Maratonu. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  10. ^ "3. Uluslararası Çekmeköy Ultramaratunu: 60 km yarış sonuçları" (in Turkish). Team Ultra Trail Runner. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  11. ^ "DASK ADAM 2013 tamamlandı" (in Turkish). Uzun Patika. 2013-07-11. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  12. ^ "2013 Sonuçları - Ultra Maraton" (in Turkish). Runfire Cappadocia. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  13. ^ "11k Intersport Run 2013 Sonuclari/Ranking" (PDF). Intersport Run. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  14. ^ "Sonuçlar-15K yarışma sonuçları" (in Turkish). Salomon Trail Runs. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-11-29.