Rita Marchisio

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Rita Marchisio
Personal information
Born (1950-02-13) February 13, 1950 (age 70)
Cuneo, Italy
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight53 kg (117 lb)
CountryItaly Italy
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Marathon: 2:29.36 (1987)

Rita Marchisio (born February 13, 1950 in Cuneo) is a former long-distance runner from Italy


She won the inaugural Osaka Ladies Marathon on January 24, 1982 in an Italian record time of 2:32:55 hours. More than a year later the record was broken by Laura Fogli in the New York City Marathon: 2:31:49.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1982 Osaka Ladies Marathon Osaka, Japan 1st Marathon 2:32:55
European Championships Athens, Greece 10th Marathon 2:44:24
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 11th Marathon 2:35:08
1984 New York City Marathon New York City, United States 9th Marathon 2:41:18
1985 New York City Marathon New York City, United States 19th Marathon 2:44:41
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 13th Marathon 2:42:06
New York City Marathon New York City, United States 8th Marathon 2:37:59
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy Marathon DNF
Venice Marathon Venice, Italy 1st Marathon 2:29:36
1988 Italian Marathon Carpi, Italy 1st Marathon 2:31:08

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