Ingrid Kristiansen

Ingrid Kristiansen


Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway set the marathon world record of 2:21:06 in London in 1985. The mark stood for 13 years. Her world record in the 10,000 meters, set in 1986, held for 16 years. At one point she held the world records in the 5000 meters, 10,000 meters, and marathon at the same time, the only person ever to do so.


Kristiansen won the New York City Marathon in 1989 as well as the London Marathon in 1984, 1985, and 1988; the Boston Marathon in 1986 and 1989; and the Chicago Marathon in 1986.


She was the 10,000-meter European champion in 1986 and world champion in 1987, as well as the world cross-country champion in 1988.

Race History

Career Highlights

Year Event Place Time
1984 London Marathon 1st 2:24:26
1985 London Marathon 1st 2:21:06
1986 European Championships 10,000m 1st 30:23.25
1986 Boston Marathon 1st 2:24:55
1986 Chicago Marathon 1st 2:27:08
1987 World Championships 10,000m 1st 31:05.85
1987 London Marathon 1st 2:22:48
1988 World Cross Country Championships (5.962K) 1st 19:04
1988 London Marathon 1st 2:25:41
1989 Boston Marathon 1st 2:24:33
1989 New York City Marathon 1st 2:25:30

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