Maria Martins

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Maria Martins (born 1 April 1974) is a French middle distance runner who specializes in the 1500 and 3000 metres. She was born in Santa Katarina, Cape Verde.

Arriving in Roubaix in 1988 to rejoin her father, Maria is 1.62m tall and weighs 50 kg. A teacher of hers detected her aptitude for Track and Field and directed her towards athletics. She first ran for club Lille UC up to 1993, then at the Athletic Club de Villeneuve-d'Ascq (fr) (ACVA) before stopping training at the end of 1995 to have a baby. She restarted training in 1999 encouraged by her coach at Club Villeneuve and then she ran for club US Tourcoing (which became club Lille Métropole Athlétisme (fr) in 2006). She has been selected 24 times for French elite Track teams..

In August 2007, she was selected to participate in the 2007 World Championship Athletic team.

Prizes[edit]

Cross-Country

Athletics

  • French Champion 1500 m (outdoor) - 2002 (fr)
  • French Champion 1500 m (indoor) - 2006 (fr)
  • French Champion 3000 m (indoor) - 2003 (fr), 2005 (fr)

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 7th 3000 m
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 8th 1500 m
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 12th 1500 m

Personal Bests[edit]

Outdoor

Event Time Date Location
800 m 2:02.83 17 July 2004 Sotteville
1000 m 2:38.91 15 July 2007 Metz
1500 m 4:04.55 4 July 2003 Paris
1 mile 4:28.67 15 June 2003 Villeneuve-d'Ascq
3000 m 9:00.71 18 June 2005 Florence

Indoor

Event Time Date Location
1500 m 4:11.20 10 February 2006 Eaubonne
3000 m 8:51.76 6 February 2005 Gent

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