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 36)
Height 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
Country  Sweden
Sport Athletics
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 record holder in marathon 22 January 2010 when she was fifth in the Dubai Marathon on time 2:26:52.[3] On 31 October 2010 she finished fourth in Frankfurt Marathon in 2:25.10 hours, thus setting a new national record. She has won Stockholm marathon four times in a row.[4][5] She ran at the 2011 Dubai Marathon and came third, improving her record time to 2:23:41 hours.[6] At the 2011 World Championships, she came 7th.[7] At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she came 18th.[8]

She originally came to Sweden to learn more about the sport foot orienteering and ended up meeting her husband Lars Andersson, a Foot frienteering enthusiast and competitor.[9] They married in October 2006 and have a daughter named Beyoncé (born 2009), after the American singer.[4][10][11]

On 10 April 2016 she had to give up participation in the Rotterdam Marathon in the Netherlands, feeling bad in her legs, leading to her missing the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[12]

Achievements[edit]

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. 
  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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