Zhu Xiaolin

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhu.
Zhu Xiaolin
Zhu Xiaolin - 2012 Olympic Womens Marathon.jpg
Zhu Xiaolin in the Marathon at the 2012 Olympics in London
Personal information
Full name 朱 晓琳
Nationality  China
Born (1984-02-20) 20 February 1984 (age 33)
Xiuyan, Liaoning
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 50 kg (110 lb)
Sport Running
Event(s) Marathon

Zhu Xiaolin (born 20 February 1984) is a female Chinese long-distance runner, who specialises in marathons. She has won the Xiamen International Marathon and was third at the 2010 Rotterdam Marathon. She represented China at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and was fourth in the women's marathon. Zhu has also competed at the World Championships in Athletics, where she finished in the top five in the marathon in both 2007 and 2009. Her personal best over the distance is 2 hours and 23:57 minutes.

In 2005 she was sixth at the Beijing Marathon and travelled to Nanjing to take part in the 10th Chinese National Games soon after. She finished as runner-up in the women's 5000 metres behind Xing Huina, making a 36-second improvement to her personal best to secure the silver medal.[1] Early in the following year she competed at the 2006 Asian Indoor Athletics Championships and she managed a championship record of 9:25.60 to win the gold medal over 3000 metres.

She won at the Yangzhou Half Marathon in April 2007. Zhu finished fourth at the 2007 World Championships marathon. In the following year she achieved the same result, finishing fourth in the 2008 Olympics Marathon. In 2009 Zhu Xiaolin took part in the 2009 World Championships Marathon, resulting in a fifth place in 2:26:08 this time.

She entered the 2010 Stramilano Half Marathon and took second place behind Jane Kiptoo but set a personal best time of 1:10:07.[2] She took part in the 2010 Rotterdam Marathon shortly afterwards and finished in third place in 2:29:42.[3] She won the Amatrice-Configno road race in August, beating compatriot Jia Chaofeng.[4]

Personal bests[edit]


  • All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  China
2002 Dalian Marathon Dalian, PR China 1st 2:42:56
Jinan Marathon Jinan, PR China 5th 2:51:12
Beijing Marathon Beijing, PR China 4th 2:23:57
2005 Xiamen Marathon Xiamen, PR China 9th 2:35:04
Beijing Marathon Beijing, PR China 6th 2:32:27
2006 Xiamen Marathon Xiamen, PR China 2nd 2:28:27
2007 Xiamen Marathon Xiamen, PR China 1st 2:26:08
World Championships Osaka, Japan 4th 2:31:21
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 4th 2:27:16
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 5th 2:26:08
2010 Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 3rd 2:29:42
Asian Games Guangzhou, China 2nd 2:26:35
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 6th 2:24:48


  1. ^ Jalava, Mirko (2005-10-22). Yu Chaohong sets Asian 50km Race Walk record, as Chinese National Games conclude - Day 6 report. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-08-17.
  2. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2010-03-22). Mosop clocks 59:20 in Milan Half Marathon. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-03-22.
  3. ^ van Hemert, Wim (2010-04-11). Makau storms 2:04:48 in Rotterdam. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-04-11.
  4. ^ Amatrice: vince Kemboi, 11° Baldini Archived 22 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine.. FIDAL. Retrieved on 2010-08-28.

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