Albertina Dias

Albertina Dias ( Maria Albertina Dias da Costa, born April 26, 1965 in Miragaia, Porto ) is a former Portuguese long-distance runner.

In 1986 she was first Portuguese champion in 3000 -meter run. Two more tracks over this distance followed in 1989 and 1991. Moreover, it was national champion in the 1500 m (1992 ), 10,000 m (1993 and 1995), in the 15 - km road race (1995) and in cross country ( 1992, 1993 and 1995 ). In 1989 she won the Ottawa Race Weekend over 10 km. As fourth in the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Seville in 1991 she worked with 8:55,45 min a national record for the hall, two more national records over this distance outdoors followed in this ( 8:43,50 min) and in the following year ( 8:43,08 min).

At the Olympic Games in Seoul in 1988 it was over 10,000 m tithe. About the same distance separated them at the IAAF 1991 World Championships in Tokyo in advance and arrived at the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992 to 13th place.

Their most successful season they had in it. First she won at the World Cross Country Championships, in which she had become in 1990 Second, 1991 and 1992 Sixth third parties. In the summer they put over 5000 m with 15:05,12 min a national record and was seventh in the 10,000 m at the World Championships in Stuttgart. Finally, she was at her debut over the marathon distance second in the Berlin Marathon.

In 1994 she was fifth. During the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, fourth at the World Half Marathon Championships, tenth at the Boston and eighth at the New York City Marathon

At the 1995 World Championships in Gothenburg she divorced over 10,000 m from the inlet port. She was fifth at the Reims Marathon end of the season. In her third Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996 she went to the marathon and came in 27th place.

Albertina Dias launched until 1991 for the club Boavista FC, ​​then for Maratona da Maia. She is married to her coach Bernardino Pereira.

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