Ria Van Landeghem

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Maria ("Ria") Van Landeghem (born September 19, 1957 in Sint-Niklaas, East Flanders) is a former female long-distance runner from Belgium, who competed in road race and marathons. She represented her native country at the 1984 Summer Olympics, finishing in 21st place in the women's marathon.

Van Landeghem is a one-time winner (1984) of the Stockholm Marathon. Her personal best is 2:28:11, winning the Twin Cities Marathon in 1988. She as won the Boilermaker 15K Race that year.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Belgium
1984 Stockholm Marathon Stockholm, Sweden 1st Marathon 2:34:13
Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 21st Marathon 2:37:11
1988 Twin Cities Marathon Minneapolis, United States 1st Marathon 2:28:11