Lucia Kimani

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Lucia Kimani
Lucia Kimani Rio2016.jpg
Kimani at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1981-06-21) 21 June 1981 (age 35)
Kajiado, Kenya
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)[1]
Weight 45 kg (99 lb)
Spouse(s)  Siniša Marčetić
Sport
Country  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 5000 m, half marathon, marathon
Club AK Borac[2]
Coached by Siniša Marčetić
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 5000 m – 34:03.23 (2008)
HM – 1:12:55 (2007)
Marathon – 2:34:57 (2011)[3]
Updated on 21 July 2012.

Lucia Kimani Mwahiki-Marčetić (born 21 June 1981) is a Kenyan-born Bosnian long-distance runner who holds four Bosnian records over different distances.[4]

In 2004, she married her Bosnian husband Siniša Marčetić. They met earlier that year in Salzburg, Austria, where they ran a half-marathon race. On 19 August 2005, they moved to Bosnia and Herzegovina and currently live in Banja Luka.[5] Her husband is from Prijedor.[6] In 2006 Lucia received Bosnian citizenship.[2]

Lucia was part of the Bosnian Olympic team at the 2008 Summer Olympics. She withdrew from the 2012 marathon race due to a back injury, but competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics.[2] On 23 December 2008, she was voted the best Bosnian female athlete of 2008.[7] She won the Skopje Marathon in 2010 and the Cracovia Marathon in 2012.[8] In 2013, together with her husband she opened a running school in Prijedor.[2]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 42nd Marathon 2:35:47
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom DNF Marathon DNF
2016[9] Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 116th Marathon 2:58:22

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lucia Kimani. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b c d Lucia Kimani. nbcolympics.com
  3. ^ Lucia Kimani profile at IAAF
  4. ^ Lucia Kimani. London2012.com. Retrieved on 26 August 2016.
  5. ^ Bosanska crna gazela. fildzanviska.ba
  6. ^ S.A.N. – Dnevne novosti iz BiH | Dobrodošli na S.A.N. – vaš online kutak za dnevne novosti. San.ba. Retrieved on 26 August 2016.
  7. ^ Aleksandar Ristić (23 December 2008) Krune Lusiji Kimani i Memnunu Hadžiću. nezavisne.com
  8. ^ April 2012 AIMS Results. AIMS. Retrieved on 19 May 2012.
  9. ^ Athletics Women's Marathon Archived 26 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine., rio2016.com. Retrieved on 14 August 2016.
Awards
Preceded by
Arnela Odžaković
Bosnian Sportswoman of the Year
2008
Succeeded by
Larisa Cerić