The Society of Olympic Marathon Runners Remember Grete Waitz, she died of cancer on 19 April 2011, aged 57...Turbo Tumo...born February 23, 1970 in Sidama Province, Ethiopia--died October 29, 2008...Atlanta Olympics 1996...The IAAF sadly reports that Olympic marathoner K.A. Karunaratne was killed as the results of a bomb blast on Sunday morning April 6, 2008 at the start of a marathon in Weliweriya, Sri Lanka...K.A. Karunaratne competed in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics Marathon...

The Society of Olympic Marathon Runners recognizes and promotes all that is related to the activities and the memory of each Olympic Marathon Runner. This is accomplished through research of each Olympic Games Marathon and each Olympics Games Marathon Runner.  Information pertaining to each Olympic Marathon Runner, including biographical sketches, graphic images, etc. is made available for review via print and electronic means. 

"All who have competed in the Olympics Marathon are members of The Society of Olympic Marathon Runners"  Wallace Williams, Olympic Marathon runner 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, Founder...


Sammy Wanjiru, Kenya 1986 - 2011

Waitz 1953 – 2011

January 1, 1919--December 12, 1007
Helsinki Olympics 1952

St. Croix, Virgin Islands 1/1/09--On the occasion of the running of the 7th St.Croix International Marathon, The Society of Olympic Marathon Runners will pay tribute to Ted Corbitt...
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Start of the 1988 Seoul Olympic Marathon.

Samuel Kamau Wanjiru, Kenya Gold Medal, Bejing Olympics 2008


Mizuki Noguchi DATE OF BIRTH Monday, 3rd July 1978 PLACE OF BIRTH Ise, Mie pref.  Olympics: 2004 Gold Marathon.  .

Catherine Ndereba,  Kenya, DATE OF BIRTH Thursday, 20th July 1972 PLACE OF BIRTH Nyeri, Kenya, Marathon :Olympics: 2004 silver Marathon. 

Shigeru Aburaya, Japan DATE OF BIRTH Sunday, 6th February 1977, PLACE OF BIRTH Yamaguchi Pref, Marathon Olympics: 2004 fifth

 Toshinari Suwa Japan, DATE OF BIRTH Saturday, 29th January 1977 PLACE OF BIRTH Japan  : Marathon  :Olympics: 2004 sixth Marathon.


 2000 Olympic Marathon Sydney

Joyce Chepchumba, Kenya DATE OF BIRTH Friday, 6th November 1970 PLACE OF BIRTH Kericho, Kenya EVENT(S): Marathon Olympics: 2000 bronze Marathon.

 Tesfaye Tola, Ethiopia DATE OF BIRTH Saturday, 19th October 1974 PLACE OF BIRTH Ethiopia Marathon: Olympics: 2000 bronze Marathon.

 Josiah Thugwane, South Africa DATE OF BIRTH Thursday, 15th April 1971 PLACE OF BIRTH Bethal: Marathon Olympics: 1996 Marathon Gold.

Eric Wainaina, Kenya DATE OF BIRTH Wednesday, 19th December 1973 PLACE OF BIRTH Nyahururu, Kenya: Marathon  Olympics: 1996 bronze Marathon, 2000 silver Marathon.

Fatuma Roba, Ethiopia DATE OF BIRTH Tuesday, 18th December 1973 PLACE OF BIRTH Ethiopia: Olympics: 1996 Marathon Gold.


Hwang Young-Cho, Korea DATE OF BIRTH Sunday, 22nd March 1970 PLACE OF BIRTH Samchok, Korea:Olympics: 1992 Gold Marathon.


 Rosa Mota Portugal, DATE OF BIRTH Sunday, 29th June 1958 PLACE OF BIRTH Foz do Douro EVENT(S): MarathonCHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCES: Olympics: 1984 bronze Marathon, 1988 Gold Marathon. 

1984 Los Angeles Olympic Marathon

Los Angeles, 5 août 1984: l'Américaine Joan BENOIT, 1e, entame le tour final du marathon féminin.

The First Women's Olympic Marathon...
1984 Los Angeles Olympics...
Joan Benoit 1st place

Grete Waitz, Norway DATE OF BIRTH Thursday, 1st October 1953 PLACE OF BIRTH Oslo, Norway: Marathon: Olympics: 1984 silver Marathon. 

Priscilla Welch. Great Britain DATE OF BIRTH Wednesday, 22nd November 1944 PLACE OF BIRTH Bedford, England  Olympics: 1984 sixth Marathon.


Charlie Spedding #3?6 Great Britain, DATE OF BIRTH Monday, 19th May 1952 PLACE OF BIRTH Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, England   Marathon Olympics: 1984 bronze Marathon #471 is John Tracey #471 Ireland Marathon 1984 Silver

Germany DATE OF BIRTH Thursday, 3rd August 1950 PLACE OF BIRTH Neugattersleben, East Germany EVENT(S): Marathon:Olympics: 1976 & 1980 Marathon Gold.

Lasse Viren, Finland DATE OF BIRTH Friday, 22nd July 1949 PLACE OF BIRTH Helsinki,  Marathon :Olympics:1976 Fifth


Mamo Wolde, Ethiopia, DATE OF BIRTH Sunday, 12th June 1932 PLACE OF BIRTH DreDele, Ethiopia:  Marathon Olympics: 1968 Gold Marathon, 1972 bronze Marathon.

Tokyo 24 octobre 1964, Jeux de la XVIIIe Olympiade: l'Ethiopien Abebe BIKILA franchit la ligne d'arrivée du marathon en vainqueur.

1964 Olympic Marathon...Tokyo, Japan Abebe Bikila, Ethiopia 1st Place...

Abebe Bikila won barefoot the Rome 1960 Olympic marathon
1960 Olympic Marathon...Rome, Italy Abebe Bikila, Ethopia 1st Place...

Buddy Edelen U.S.A. DATE OF BIRTH Wednesday, 22nd September 1937 PLACE OF BIRTH Kentucky, U.S.A. EVENT(S): Marathon :Olympics: 1964 sixth Marathon.

Helsinki 1952, Games of the XV Olympiade. Frenchman of Algerian origin Alain MIMOUN O'KACHA performs in the 10,000m.

1956 Olympic Marathon..Melbourne, Australia Alain Mimoun,
France 1st Place...

London, 1948. Games of the XIV Olympiad. Men's Athletics. Emil ZATOPEK of Czechoslovakia: Gold medallist in the 10000m and silver medallist in the 5000m events.

1952 Olympic Marathon...Helsinki, Finland Emil Zatopek
Czech Republic1st Place

1932 Los Angeles Olympic Marathon

1904 Olympic Marathon St.Louis

Athènes avril 1896, Jeux de la Ie Olympiade. Spyridon LOUIS de Grèce, vainqueur de l'épreuve du marathon.

The first Olympic Marathon, Athens, Greece 1889 Spyridon Louis 1st Place