Tag: Lidia Simon

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XXXII) – Beijing 2008: CONSTANTINA DIṬĂ (1970-)

Diṭă victorious at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Marathon Beijing won the voting to hold the 2008 Summer Olympics, defeating bids from Toronto, Paris, Istanbul, and Osaka. The Chinese government invested… Read more »

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XXVIII) – Sydney 2000: NAOKO TAKAHASHI (1972-)

“I would get up at 6:30 and run 50 km before breakfast. Then another 20 km. It was rough but I didn’t dislike it. I had to suck it up…. Read more »

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XXVI) – Atlanta 1996: FATUMA ROBA (1973-)

“This is not only a special thing for me but also for my country and all African women” Fatuma Roba Atlanta was selected over Athens, Belgrade, Manchester, Melbourne, and Toronto… Read more »