Marja Wokke

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Marja Wokke at the 2012 Egmond Half Marathon, 34 years after she won this event for the first time.

Marja Wokke (born 21 March 1957 in Bergen, North Holland) is a former marathon runner from the Netherlands, most active in the 1970s.

Biography[edit]

Wokke won the inaugural Rotterdam Marathon on 23 May 1981, clocking in at 2:43:23. In 1980 she was ranked fifth in the world with her best ever performance (2:32:28), which she ran in Eugene, Oregon.

Wokke won the City-Pier-City Loop half marathon in the Hague in 1980, when the race had women category for the first time.[1] At this occasion she set a new world record time of 1:13:59.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  Netherlands
1978 Egmond Half Marathon Egmond, Netherlands 1st Half Marathon 1:19:45
1979 Egmond Half Marathon Egmond, Netherlands 1st Half Marathon 1:27:55
1980 Egmond Half Marathon Egmond, Netherlands 1st Half Marathon 1:19:35
City-Pier-City Loop The Hague, Netherlands 1st Half Marathon 1:13:59
Amsterdam Marathon Amsterdam, Netherlands 1st Marathon 2:40:15
1981 Egmond Half Marathon Egmond, Netherlands 1st Half Marathon 1:21:21
Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 1st Marathon 2:43:23
Amsterdam Marathon Amsterdam, Netherlands 1st Marathon 2:43:38

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Records
Preceded by
United States Patti Catalano
Women's Half Marathon
World Record Holder

1980-03-29 – 1981-01-18
Succeeded by
United States Joan Benoit
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Netherlands Corrie Konings
Egmond Women's Half Marathon Winner
1978 – 1981
Succeeded by
Norway Ingrid Kristiansen