Sirivanh Ketavong

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Sirivanh Ketavong (born September 1, 1970) is a Laotian athlete.

Described as "the best female distance runner in Laos",[1] one of the world's poorest countries with few training facilities, Ketavong competed in the marathon at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta and at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. She completed the race on both occasions, but finished last but one in Atlanta, with a time of 3:25:16, and last in Sydney, with a time of 3:34:27. Ketavong completed the Sydney marathon "to a standing ovation from some fans".[2]

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Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Laos
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 64th Marathon 3:25:16
1998 Asian Games Bangkok, Thailand 9th Marathon 3:28:40
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 45th Marathon 3:34:27
2001 Jeux de la Francophonie Ottawa, Canada 14th (h) 1500 m 5:00.97
Southeast Asian Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 7th 5000 m 19:21.15
10,000 m DNF

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