Jessica Draskau-Petersson

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Jessica Draskau-Petersson
Jessica Draskau-Petersson - 2012 Olympics marathon (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Born (1977-09-08) September 8, 1977 (age 39)
Height 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Country  Denmark
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Marathon

Jessica M. Draskau-Petersson (born September 8, 1977 in Gentofte) is a Danish long-distance runner.[1] Her fastest marathon time was set at the 2015 Bank of America Chicago marathon, where she ran a time of 2:30:07.[2] She competed in the marathon at the 2012 Summer Olympics, placing 39th with a then personal best time of 2:31:43. Raced 2016 Olympic Marathon in Rio[3] She finished eighth in the marathon at the 2014 European Athletics Championships, setting a new personal best of 2:30:53. Draskau-Petersson holds both Danish and Manx citizenship.[4] She was educated at the University of East Anglia (LLB), the University of Idaho and the University of Waikato. Career includes lecturing law, Chartered International HR Business Partner, coaching and assessing HR professionals. She has lived in many different countries and is fluent in three languages. She is coached by British coach Noel Stoddart. Previously raced Elite Triathlon and Duathlon resulting in multiple podium spots at World and European Championships. Is a certified triathlon coach and holds running and triathlon training camps.


  1. ^ "Jessica Draskau-Petersson". London 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  2. ^ "Bank of America Chicago Marathon". Retrieved 2016-08-02. 
  3. ^ "Women's Marathon: Results". London 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  4. ^ Henderson, Jason (16 August 2014). "Euro marathon gold for Christelle Daunay". Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 16 August 2014.