Sergei Popov (athlete)

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Sergei Popov
Sergei Popov (athlete).jpg
Personal information
Born 21 September 1930
Khoronkhoy, Buryatiya, Russia[1]
Died 25 June 1995 (aged 64)
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Height 160 cm (5 ft 3 in)[1]
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Marathon
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 2:15:17 (1958)[2]

Sergei Konstantinovich Popov (Russian: Сергей Константинович Попов, 21 September 1930 – 25 June 1995) was a Russian marathon runner. He won a gold medal at the 1958 European Championships setting a new world record at 2:15:17; this record stood for more than two years and remained the Soviet national record until 1970. Popov won the Soviet marathon title in 1957–1959 and placed second in 1962 and third in 1963.[3] He finished fifth at the 1960 Summer Olympics.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  Soviet Union
1958 European Championships Stockholm, Sweden 1st Marathon 2:15:17.0
1959 Košice Peace Marathon Košice, Czechoslovakia 1st Marathon 2:17:45


  1. ^ a b c Sergey Popov. sports-reference
  2. ^ Sergey Popov.

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Preceded by
United Kingdom James Peters
Men's Marathon World Record Holder
24 August 1958 – 10 September 1960
Succeeded by
Ethiopia Abebe Bikila