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 38)
Kajiado, Kenya
Height1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)[1]
Weight45 kg (99 lb)
Spouse(s) Siniša Marčetić
Sport
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
SportAthletics
Event(s)5000 m, half marathon, marathon
ClubAK Borac[2]
Coached bySiniša 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 Serb 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 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 Archived 6 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. 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.