Wanda Panfil

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Wanda Panfil
Personal information
Born (1959-01-26) 26 January 1959 (age 60)
Opoczno, Poland
Country Poland
Updated on 28-09-2015.
Wanda Panfil street in Tomaszow Mazowiecki, her hometown. The street leads to Tomaszów's Olympians Roundabout.

Wanda Marianna Panfil-González (born 26 January 1959 in Tomaszów Mazowiecki) is a former long-distance runner from Poland, who won the world title in the women's marathon at the 1991 World Championships in Athletics in Tokyo, Japan. She is married to Mexican long-distance runner Mauricio González.

Panfil twice competed for her native country at the Summer Olympics; in 1988 when she finished 22nd with a 2:34:35, and in 1992 when she finished in 22nd position with a 2:47:27 in the women's marathon. During her career she won the London Marathon, the Boston Marathon, the New York City Marathon and the Nagoya Marathon. In 1990 and 1991 she was named Polish Sportswoman of the Year. Panfil is a four-time national champion in the women's 5.000 metres.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Poland
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 22nd Marathon 2:34:35
1990 Nagoya Marathon Nagoya, Japan 1st Marathon 2:31:04
London Marathon London, United Kingdom 1st Marathon 2:26:31
Goodwill Games Seattle, United States 1st 10,000 m 32:01.17
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 7th 10,000 m 32:06.01
New York City Marathon New York, United States 1st Marathon 2:30:45
1991 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 1st Marathon 2:24:18
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 1st Marathon 2:29:53
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 22nd Marathon 2:47:27

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