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Alevtina Biktimirova

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ALEVTINA BIKTIMIROVA
RUSSIAN FEDERATION

BIRTHDATE:
10 September 1982

PERSONAL BEST:
2:25:12

WORLD MARATHON MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS:

23Aug09 IAAF World Championships, Berlin 9th 2:27:39
12Oct08 Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2nd 2:29:32
21Apr08 Boston Marathon 2nd 2:25:27
17Apr06 Boston Marathon 6th 2:26:58

ADDITIONAL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

28Feb10 Tokyo Marathon 1st 2:32:
22Mar09 Tokyo Marathon 4th 2:29:33
09Dec07 Honolulu Marathon 1st 2:33:07
30Sep07 Toronto Waterfront Marathon 3rd 2:34:54
15Apr07 Fortis Rotterdam Marathon 3rd 2:31:02
10Dec06 Honolulu Marathon 2nd 2:29:42
12Aug06 European Championships Marathon 6th 2:31:23
30Oct05 Messe Frankfurt Marathon 1st 2:25:12
17Apr05 Turin Marathon 2nd 2:31:40
12Dec04 Dallas Whiterock Marathon 3rd 2:42:11
03Oct04 Twin Cities Marathon 4th 2:34:46
30May04 Ottawa International Marathon 2nd 2:32:33

CAREER NOTES:

Her first marathon in 2010 saw Biktimirova back atop the victory platform in more than two years with a win in difficult weather conditions at the Tokyo Marathon. She was fourth there in 2009.

Biktimirova has had two heart-breaking marathon runs in 2008. In April she was engaged in an extraordinary battle with Dire Tune at the Boston Marathon, where she held on until the final few hundred meters. She lost by just two seconds and was only 15 seconds off her lifetime PR. Six months later at Chicago she was the last woman contesting the race against eventual winner Lidiya Grigoryeva and again wound up the runner-up.

Biktimirova had her second lifetime marathon victory as she reached the finish first at the 2007 Honolulu Marathon. Her only previous first place came in arguably the best marathon of her career when she also posted her personal best time of 2:25:12 course record at Frankfurt in 2005. In 2006 she was part of the Russian team which won the European Championships silver medal.

Among her other personal bests are 32:32 for 10 kilometers, 51:40 for 15 kilometers and 1:11:55 for the half-marathon.

PERSONAL NOTES:

Alevtina Biktimirova trains in her hometown of Cheboksary, Russia and is coached by Albina Mefodyeva, a family friend. She attended Chuvashiy Economy College and enjoys listening to music.