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Russian takes over #1 spot in the World for 800 meters

Mariya Savinova is worlds best at 800 meters

Mariya Savinova (born 13 August 1985) is a Russian middle distance runner who specializes in the 800 meters. 

Savinova has now taken over the number one spot in the world for the 800 m distance and is considered the woman to beat.

She won the gold medal at the 2009 European Indoor Championships. She also competed at the 2008 World Indoor Championships, but without reaching the final round.

Her personal best time is 1:57.90 minutes, achieved in July 2009 in Moscow. She has 1:58.10 minutes on the indoor track, achieved at the 2009 European Indoor Championships in Turin.

Personal Bests

Event Result Venue Date
400m ind. 52.05 Moskva (RUS) 13.02.2010
600m ind. 1:26.11 Yekaterinburg (RUS) 07.01.2009
800m 1:57.56 Eugene (USA) 03.07.2010
800m ind. 1:58.10 Torino (ITA) 08.03.2009
1000m ind. 2:34.56 Moskva (RUS) 01.02.2009
1500m ind. 4:08.2h Chelyabinsk (RUS) 16.01.2010
1500m ind. 4:08.2h Chelyabinsk (RUS) 16.01.2010
4x800m ind. 8:14.53 Moskva (RUS) 10.02.2008

Season’s Bests

Event Result Venue Date T-L
400m ind. 52.05 Moskva (RUS) 13.02.2010 16
800m 1:57.56 Eugene (USA) 03.07.2010 1
800m ind. 1:58.26 Doha (QAT) 14.03.2010 1
1000m ind. 2:36.07 Yekaterinburg (RUS) 07.01.2010 1
1500m ind. 4:08.2h Chelyabinsk (RUS) 16.01.2010  
1500m ind. 4:08.2h Chelyabinsk (RUS) 16.01.2010 10
4x800m ind. 8:23.99 Moskva (RUS) 28.02.2010  

July 10, 2010 Posted by | Running on the Big Island, World Track & Field | , , , , , | Leave a comment