Yakov Tolstikov (born 20 May 1959 in Prokopyevsk) is a former Russian distance runner. Tolstivov rose to worldwide prominence following his surprise upset of favorite Gelindo Bordin in the 1991 London Marathon. The next year, he competed in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, coming in a distant and disappointing 22nd.
|Representing the Soviet Union|
|1987||World Championships||Rome, Italy||11th||Marathon||2:16:55|
|1990||European Championships||Split, Yugoslavia||—||Marathon||DNF|
|1991||London Marathon||London, UK||1st||Marathon||2:09:17|
|World Championships||Tokyo, Japan||—||Marathon||DNF|
|Representing Unified Team|
|1992||Olympic Games||Barcelona, Spain||22nd||Marathon||2:17:04|
|1994||European Championships||Helsinki, Finland||20th||Marathon||2:15:32|
- "Running". The Washington Post. 22 April 1991.
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