Päivi Tikkanen

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Päivi Marja Sinikka Tikkanen (née Kunttu; born 19 January 1960 in Savitaipale) is a retired female long-distance runner from Finland, who won the 1989 edition of the Berlin Marathon. A two-time Olympian (1988 and 1992) she ended up in fourth place in the women's 3,000 metres at the 1991 World Championships. Tikkanen was Finnish champion in the same event for ten years in a row (1985–1994). She was coached by her husband Esa Tikkanen.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Finland
1989 Berlin Marathon Berlin, West Germany 1st Marathon 2:28:45
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 10,000 m DNF
1992 World Half Marathon Championships Newcastle, United Kingdom 13th Half marathon 1:11:22
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 10,000 m DNF

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