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Mariya Konovalova

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MARIYA KONOVALOVA
RUSSIAN FEDERATION

BIRTHDATE:
14 August 1974

PERSONAL BEST:
2:22:46 (Chicago, 2013)

WORLD MARATHON MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS:

13Oct13 Bank of America Chicago Marathon 4th 2:22:46
07Oct12 Bank of America Chicago Marathon 6th 2:25:38
22Apr12 Virgin London Marathon 15th 2:30:29
17Apr11 Virgin London Marathon 10th 2:25:18
10Oct10 Bank of America Chicago Marathon 3rd 2:23:50
25Apr10 Virgin London Marathon 16th 2:35:21

ADDITIONAL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

09Mar14 Nagoya International Women's Marathon 1st 2:23:43

CAREER NOTES:

Two months past her 39th birthday Maria Konovalova took more than a minute off her previous marathon personal record, running 2:22:46 at Chicago.

Although earlier in the year she did not finish the Ottawa Marathon, Konovolova showed she was ready for Chicago with a 1:09:20 win at a half-marathon at Novosibirsk, Russia in mid=September.

At the 2008 Beijing Olympics Konovalova placed a solid fifth in a speedy 30:35.84 over 10,000 meters. The following year at the Russian Championships she finished as runner-up, just a few steps behind Liliya Shobukhova in 30:31.03.

In 2010 she focused on the 5000m in the national championships. Konovalova won by a whopping 25 seconds in 14:49.68. Her best time is 14:38.09 from 2008.

PERSONAL NOTES:

Konovalova was born Angarsk. She was known as Maria Pantyukhova before getting married.