Luminita Zaituc

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Luminita Zaituc-Zelaskowski (originally Luminiţa Zaiţuc; born October 9, 1968, in Bucharest) is a retired German long-distance runner of Romanian descent. She has lived in Germany since 1990, and, since 1996, she has been a German citizen.


Zaituc represented her new country in the women's marathon at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, where she finished in 18th position (2:36:45). Two years earlier, she won the silver medal in the same event at the 2002 European Championships in Athletics.

She won the Berlin Half Marathon in 2005.

In 2009, Luminita Zaituc put a stop to her athletics career, after having finished in tenth place in the Frankfurt Marathon.


  • All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Romania
1986 World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 5th 4×400m relay 3:38.63
Representing  Germany
2001 Frankfurt Marathon Frankfurt, Germany 1st Marathon 2:26:01
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 2nd Marathon 2:26:58
2003 Frankfurt Marathon Frankfurt, Germany 1st Marathon 2:29:41
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 18th Marathon 2:36:45
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden Marathon DNF

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