10 Mulheres mais rápidas na Maratona (até 2012)

10 Fastest Women at the Marathon (2012)
The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards), that is usually run as a road race. The event was instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, a messenger from the Battle of Marathon, to Athens.

The marathon was one of the original modern Olympic events in 1896, though the distance did not become standardized until 1921. More than 500 marathons are held throughout the world each year, with the vast majority of competitors being recreational athletes. Smaller marathons, such as the Stanley Marathon, can have just dozens of participants, while larger marathons can have tens of thousands of participants.

1. Paula Radcliffe - United Kingdom   2h15:25

13 April 2003
London

2. Liliya Shobukhova - Russia   2h18:20

9 October 2011
Chicago

3. Mary Keitany - Kenya   2h18:37

22 April 2012
London

4. Catherine Ndereba - Kenya   2h18:47
PHOTO | MOHAMMED AMIN.  Catherine Ndereba competes in the 8km senior race during the Kenya Prisons inter-provincial championship at Uhuru Gardens on February 4 2012.
7 October 2001
Chicago

5. Tiki Gelana - Ethiopia   2h18:58

15 April 2012
Rotterdam

6. Mizuki Noguchi - Japan   2h19:12

25 September 2005
Berlin

7. Irina Mikitenko - Germany   2h19:19
28 September 2008
Berlin

8. Aselefech Mergia - Ethiopia   2h19:31

27 January 2012
Dubai

9. Lucy Kabuu - Kenya   2h19:34

27 January 2012
Dubai

10. Deena Kastor - United States   2h19:36
Deena Kastor breaks USA record in London Marathon (Getty Images)
23 April 2006
London

Source: iaaf.org   (International Association of Athletics Federations)

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