Svetlana Ulmasova

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Svetlana Ulmasova (Russian: Светпана Упьмасова; born February 4, 1953 died 6 April 2009) was a long-distance runner from the Soviet Union and a former world record holder in the women's 3000 metres (outdoor). She was the 1979 World Cup 3,000 meter champion. She set the world record of 8:27.68 on July 25. 1982. She was a 2 time European Champion over 3,000 meters in 1978 and 1982. As well as a 5-time team medalist at the World Cross Country Championships, twice winning the gold.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Soviet Union
1978 European Championships Prague, Czechoslovakia 1st
3000 m
1979 World Cross Country Championships Limerick, Ireland 2nd Team Competition
1980 World Cross Country Championships Paris, France 1st Team Competition
1981 World Cross Country Championships Madrid, Spain 1st Team Competition
1982 European Championships Athens, Greece 1st
3000 m
1983 World Cross Country Championships Gateshead, England 2nd Team Competition


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Preceded by
Soviet Union Lyudmila Bragina
Women's 3000 m World Record Holder
25 July 1982 — 26 August 1984
Succeeded by
Soviet Union Tatyana Kazankina
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Romania Maricica Puică
Women's 3000 m Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Soviet Union Tatyana Kazankina