Isabellah Andersson

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Isabellah Andersson
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Isabellah Andersson at Stockholm Marathon 2013.
Personal information
Born (1980-11-12) 12 November 1980 (age 38)
Height1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
Country Sweden
SportAthletics
Event(s)Marathon

Isabellah Andersson (born Isabellah Moraa Amoro on 12 November 1980 in Kenya) [1] is a Swedish-Kenyan distance runner.[2] She resides in Vilshult in Sweden, and since May 2009 is a Swedish citizen. She competes for the club Hässelby SK.

Career[edit]

Andersson became the new Swedish marathon record holder on 22 January 2010 when she placed fifth in the Dubai Marathon with a time of 2:26:52.[3] On 31 October 2010, she finished fourth in the Frankfurt Marathon with a time of 2:25:10 hours, thus setting a new national record. She has won the Stockholm Marathon four times in a row.[4][5] She ran at the 2011 Dubai Marathon and came in third, improving her record time to 2:23:41 hours.[6] At the 2011 World Championships, she came in seventh.[7] At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she finished eighteenth.[8]

She originally came to Sweden to learn more about the sport foot orienteering. There, she met Lars Andersson, a foot orienteering enthusiast and competitor.[9] The two married in October 2006 and have a daughter Beyoncé (born 2009), named after the American singer Beyoncé Knowles.[4][10][11]

On 10 April 2016, due to leg pain, she had to forfeit participating in the Rotterdam Marathon in the Netherlands. This, in turn, led to her missing the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[12]

Achievements[edit]

  • Etape Bornholm -- 2009 - victory and Swedish record in 10 km event
  • Stockholm Marathon -- 2008 - victory; 2009 - victory; 2010 - victory;[4] 2011 - victory; 2013 - victory; 2014 - victory.
  • Göteborgsvarvet -- 2008 - 2nd place; 2009 - 2nd place; 2010 - 2nd place[13]
  • Terräng-SM/Cross country championships -- 2008 - placed first in both the 4 km and 8 km events[14]
  • Lidingöloppet -- 2007 - placed first in 30 km event[15]
  • 2010 European Athletics Championships, Barcelona -- in marathon, placed 3rd and earned bronze medal, with a time of 2:34:43

Personal bests[edit]

  • 5000 m - 15:45.08 - SM, Malmo 2009
  • 10 000 m - 33:15.25 - Stockholm, 2013
  • 10 km road - 32:24 - Etape Bornholm, 2009, Swedish record
  • Half marathon - 1:10:02 - "Venloop" in Dutch Venlo in 2010, Swedish record
  • Marathon - 2:23:41 - Dubai Marathon, 2011, Swedish record

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Marathon Road : World Men". Arrs.net.
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Gebrselassie Prevails For Third Time In Dubai Marathon". Letsrun.com. 22 January 2009.
  4. ^ a b c Hans Jansson hans.jansson. "Siktar på tredje raka maratonsegern". DN.SE.
  5. ^ Peter Wikström/TT (5 June 2010). "Lagat och Andersson snabbast i Stockholm Marathon". DN.SE.
  6. ^ Butcher, Pat (2011-01-21). Barmasai and Mergia fight headwind to take Dubai Marathon wins. IAAF. Retrieved on 21 January 2011.
  7. ^ "13th IAAF World Championships in Athletics - Marathon - women". www.iaaf.org. IAAF. 27 August 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  8. ^ "London 2012 - Women's Marathon". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  9. ^ Lasse Mannheimer (31 May 2008). "Isabellah Anderssons raketkarriär mot nya höjder". DN.SE.
  10. ^ [2][dead link]
  11. ^ "Artiklar - Mama". Mama.nu. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011.
  12. ^ Gustav Orbring (10 April 2016). "Isabellah Andersson bröt – borta från OS" (in Swedish). SVT Sport. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  13. ^ "Goteborg Half Marathon 2010 Results – Kiprono, Gobena win". Runinfinity.com. 22 May 2010.
  14. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20080611144622/http://www.ifkvaxjo.se/page.php?docid=229. Archived from the original on 11 June 2008. Retrieved 4 June 2010. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. ^ [3] Archived 26 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine

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