Athlete Profile

Grete Waitz

  • COUNTRY Norway Norway
  • DATE OF BIRTH 1 OCT 1953
Grete Waitz (Getty Images)
Grete Waitz (Getty Images)
  • COUNTRY Norway Norway
  • DATE OF BIRTH 1 OCT 1953
Personal Best - Outdoor
Performance Wind Place Date
800 Metres 2:03.1 01 JAN 1975
1500 Metres 4:00.55 Praha (Stadion Rošický) 03 SEP 1978
One Mile 4:26.90 Gateshead 09 JUL 1978
3000 Metres 8:31.75 Oslo (Bislett) 17 JUL 1979
15 Kilometres 47:52 Tampa, FL 11 FEB 1984
Marathon 2:24:54 London 20 APR 1986
Progression - Outdoor showShow All Graphs
800 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
1975 2:03.1 01 JAN
1500 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
1978 4:00.55 Praha (Stadion Rošický) 03 SEP
1976 4:04.80 Montréal (Olympic Stadium) 29 JUL
1972 4:16.0 München 04 SEP
One Mile Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
1978 4:26.90 Gateshead 09 JUL
3000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
1979 8:31.75 Oslo (Bislett) 17 JUL
1976 8:45.4 Oslo (Bislett) 21 JUN
1975 8:46.6 Oslo (Bislett) 24 JUN
15 Kilometres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
1985 48:10 Tampa, FL 09 FEB
1984 47:52 Tampa, FL 11 FEB
1982 48:26 Tampa, FL 06 FEB
1981 48:12 Tampa, FL 07 FEB
1980 48:01 Tampa, FL 09 FEB
Marathon Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
1986 2:24:54 London 20 APR
1984 2:26:18 Los Angeles (Memorial Coliseum) 05 AUG
1983 2:28:09 Helsinki (Olympic Stadium) 07 AUG
Honours - 1500 Metres
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
XXI Olympic Games 8sf1 4:04.80 Montréal (Olympic Stadium) 29 JUL 1976
XX Olympic Games (Olympic Stadium) 6h2 4:16.0 München 04 SEP 1972
Honours - Marathon
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
XXIV Olympic Games f DNF Seoul (Olympic Stadium) 23 SEP 1988
XXIII Olympic Games 2 2:26:18 Los Angeles (Memorial Coliseum) 05 AUG 1984
1st IAAF World Championships in Athletics 1 2:28:09 Helsinki (Olympic Stadium) 07 AUG 1983
Honours - Long Race
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
12th IAAF World Cross Country Championships 3 15:58 New York, NY 25 MAR 1984
11th IAAF World Cross Country Championships 1 13:29 Gateshead 20 MAR 1983
10th IAAF World Cross Country Championships 3 14:43.9 Roma (Ippodromo Capannelle) 21 MAR 1982
9th IAAF World Cross Country Championships 1 14:07 Madrid 28 MAR 1981
8th IAAF World Cross Country Championships 1 15:05 Paris 09 MAR 1980
7th IAAF World Cross Country Championships 1 16:48.00 Limerick 25 MAR 1979
6th IAAF World Cross Country Championships 1 16:19.00 Glasgow 25 MAR 1978