Marie-Luce Romanens

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Marie-Luce Romanens
Medal record
Women's orienteering
Representing   Switzerland
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1995 Detmold Short
Silver medal – second place 2003 Rapperswil-Jona Sprint
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Grimstad Short
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Grimstad Relay
Junior World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1993 Kastelruth Relay
Nordic Championships
Gold medal – first place 2003 Flen Sprint

Marie-Luce Romanens (born 19 January 1973) is a Swiss orienteering competitor[1] and long-distance runner. She won the 1995 Short distance World Orienteering Championships.[2] This was the first individual Swiss gold medal in the World Orienteering Championships. She also earned a silver medal in the 2003 Sprint Championships, and a Relay bronze medal from the 1997 World Championships.

In 2001, she won the mountain race Jungfrau Marathon[3] running from Interlaken to Kleine Scheidegg, a full marathon distance and 1823 meter climb, setting record for women (3:21:03). Her personal record on ordinary marathon is 2:35:54.[4]

Marie-Luce Romanens finished her running career in 2003 due to achilles problems,[3] and settled in Villars-sur-Glâne as a biology and chemistry teacher.


  1. ^ World-of-O-runners: Marie-Luce Romanens (Retrieved on December 8, 2007)
  2. ^ World Orienteering Championship, senior statistics 1966-2006 (Retrieved on November 25, 2007)
  3. ^ a b Birgitte Wolf: "Grosse Schweizer Sportlerin beendedt Karriere" Schweizerische Orientierungslauf-Fachschrift, 11/2004 (Retrieved on December 8, 2007)
  4. ^ IAAF Biography: Marie-Luce ROMANENS (SUI) (Retrieved on December 8, 2007)