Lidiya Grigoryeva

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Lidiya Grigoryeva
Lidiya Grigoryeva at the 2007 Boston Marathon.jpg
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Lidiya Grigoryeva (Russian: Лидия Григорьева; born January 25, 1974 in Smychka, Chuvash ASSR) is a Russian long-distance runner from the Chuvashia region.

She won the Bronze medal over 10,000 metres at the 2006 European Championships in Athletics in Gothenburg, Sweden in a time of 30:32,72 minutes, a new personal best and the tenth-best time ever run by a European woman. She also won the 2006 Los Angeles Marathon in a time of 2:25,10 hours (personal best) and in 2005 the Paris Marathon in 2:27,01. Her personal best over the half marathon is 1:11:01 (run in Edmonton at the 2005 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships). She was the women's 2007 Boston Marathon winner with a time of 2:29:18, and captured the 2008 Chicago Marathon title with a 2:27:17 time. She has since been banned two-and-a-half years for doping, though she wasn't stripped of any titles.[1]


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