Irina Mikitenko
Irina Mikitenko is Germany’s most successful long distance runner for many years. She achieved extraordinary results in the 5,000 m finals at the Olympics and at World Championships. But it looks as if only after switching to road running and especially the marathon will she be able to realize her full potential. In winning the Flora London Marathon and the real,- Berlin Marathon 2008 Irina Mikitenko achieved worldwide recognition. In Berlin she became the ninth runner to break the 2:20 marathon barrier and then she took the World Marathon Majors Series 2007-2008.
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| 12.04.2009 | Irina Mikitenko takes Paderborn and is ready for London

Irina Mikitenko is back in top form: Clocking a very fast 31:22 minutes she took the 10 k race of the traditional Paderborn Easter Race in convincing style in Germany on Saturday. The defending champion clearly is on schedule for the Flora London Marathon on 26th April. The German marathon record holder (2:19:19) clocked the second fastest time in the world this year and the second fastest ever by a German. Mikitenko’s performance was the highlight of the Paderborner Osterlauf. A record number of more than 8,000 runners had entered the race.  More...

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| 01.03.2009 | Irina third at Rome Ostia Half Marathon
Irina Mikitenko started her 2009 campaign with a third place. On the difficult course of the Rome Ostia Half Marathon she clocked 71:01 minutes. ...

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| 16.12.2008 | „For a long time I have not seen such a strong field as in next year’s Flora London Marathon”
„For a long time I have not seen such a strong field as in the next Flora London Marathon,” said Irina Mikitenko after checking the women’s start list for the race on 26th April. ...

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| 03.11.2008 | WMM triumph: „It was a strange feeling to watch the race in New York“
Irina Mikitenko won the second series of the World Marathon Majors (WMM) 2007-2008. By doing so she achieved something unique since she collected enough points for this triumph in her first three marathons of her career. ...
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