Zhou Chunxiu at the 2007 World Championships.
|Summer Olympic Games|
|2008 Beijing||Women's marathon|
|IAAF World Championships in Athletics|
|2007 Osaka||Women's marathon|
|2006 Doha||Women's marathon|
She competed at the 2004 Olympic Games, finishing the marathon in 33rd place. She placed fourth in the marathon at the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki. She won the marathon gold medal at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar. She won the silver medal in the marathon at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, and won the bronze medal in the marathon at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, one second behind the silver medalist. She finished fourth at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.
On April 22, 2007 she won the women's race at the London Marathon for the first time in a time of 2:20:38. In 2010, Zhou took second place at the Seoul International Marathon, finishing behind Amane Gobena with a time of 2:25:01.
Her personal best for the marathon is 2:19:51 hours, a time which she achieved in March 2006 with her win at the Seoul International Marathon. The performance made her the seventh woman in history to surpass the barrier of two hours and twenty minutes in the marathon.
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