Kirsten Melkevik Otterbu

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Kirsten Marathon Melkevik, formerly Kirsten Melkevik Otterbu, (born May 29, 1970) is a Norwegian long-distance runner who specializes in the marathon.

In the marathon event she finished 28th at the 2005 World Championships, 13th at the 2006 European Championships, 29th at the 2007 World Championships and 34th at the 2008 Olympic Games.[1] She won the Stockholm Marathon in 2007.

She became Norwegian champion in the 5000 metres in 2006,[2] in the 10,000 metres in 2006 and 2007[3] and in the half marathon in 2006.[4] She was born in Øystese,[5] and represents the sports club IL Gular.

Melkevik received attention when she changed her legal name from Kirsten Melkevik Otterbu to Kirsten Marathon Melkevik in September 2010.[6]

Personal bests[edit]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing Norway
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 28th Marathon 2:35:08
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 13th Marathon 2:35:59
2007 Stockholm Marathon Stockholm, Sweden 1st Marathon 2:37:02
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 34th Marathon 2:34:35