Gloria Marconi

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Gloria Marconi
Personal information
Born (1968-03-31) March 31, 1968 (age 52)
Florence, Italy
CountryItaly Italy
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Half marathon: 1:09.25 (2003)

Gloria Marconi (born 31 March 1968) is an Italian long-distance runner.


She was born in Florence. On the track she finished fifth in the 5000 metres and 24th in the 10,000 metres at the 2002 European Championships.[1] She became Italian 5000 metres champion in 2002 and 2004, and 10,000 metres champion in 2003 and 2006.[2] She became indoor 3000 metres champion in 2002.[3]

Her personal best times were 4:25.85 minutes in the 1500 metres, achieved in 1998; 9:04.80 minutes in the 3000 metres, achieved in July 2004 in Ferrara; 10:27.72 minutes in the 3000 metres steeplechase, achieved in July 2001 in Catania; 15:31.02 minutes in the 5000 metres, achieved in July 2004 in Florence; and 32:28.65 minutes in the 10,000 metres, achieved in April 2003 in Athens.[1]

She had a greater success in road running. In the half marathon she competed at the 2001 and 2002 World Half Marathon Championships, and finished eleventh at the 2004 World Half Marathon Championships.[1] Marconi took back-to-back victories at the Roma-Ostia Half Marathon in 2002 and 2003.[4] As a debutant in the marathon race she won the 2003 edition of the Rome City Marathon.[5] She finished 42nd in this event at the 2003 World Championships,[1] and second in the 2004 Milan Marathon.[5] In 2006, she finished 26th at the inaugural World Road Running Championships.[1]

After a long competitive break, she completed her first marathon since 2006 at the 2011 Florence Marathon, taking third place in a time of 2:34:57 hours at the age of 43.[6]

Her personal best times on the road are 1:09:25 hours in the half marathon, achieved in October 2006 in Ostia; and 2:29:35 hours in the marathon, achieved in March 2003 in Rome.[1]


National titles[edit]

She has won 6 times the individual national championship.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Gloria Marconi at World Athletics
  2. ^ "Italian Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 23 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Italian Indoor Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 23 January 2011.
  4. ^ Civai, Franco (2011-03-01). Rome-Ostia Half Marathon. Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 2011-03-04.
  5. ^ a b marathoninfo (in French), Profile Fidal Archived 2011-07-20 at the Wayback Machine (in Italian)
  6. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2011-11-27). Bekele and Gigi lead Ethiopian sweep in Florence. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-11-28.
  7. ^ ""CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANE SUL PODIO TRICOLORE – 1923 2012" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2013.

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