Liliya Shobukhova

Liliya Bulatowna Schobuchowa (Russian Лилия Булатовна Шобухова, English transcription Liliya Shobukhova, born Волкова - Volkova - Volkova, . Born November 13, 1977 in Belorezk ) is a Russian long-distance runner.

In 2005 and 2006 she was national indoor champion in 3000 -meter run, and in 2002, 2005 and 2008, national champion in 5000 -meter run. At their second 3000 -meter title she broke the indoor world record on her third 5,000 -meter title she put the current European record of 14:23,75 min.

In 2002 she was at the Indoor Athletics European Championships in Vienna fifth over 3000 meters and finished at the European Athletics Championships in Munich on the 17th place in the 5000m. About the same distance, they came at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens on the 13th place. In 2005 she was again at the European Indoor Championships in Madrid Fifth over 3000 m and at the World Athletics Championships in Helsinki Ninth over 5000 m. Followed in 2006 by silver medals at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Moscow about 3000 m and at the European Championships in Munich about 5000 m. Also over 5000 m they finished sixth at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

In 2009, she started for the first time at an international championship in the 10,000 m and finished at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin on the 19th Place.

Since 2007 she starts at road races. Right away, she won the Prague Half Marathon the same year. In 2008 she won the Philadelphia Half Marathon, beating Catherine Ndereba.

Her debut over the full distance was successful: The London Marathon 2009, she was third in 2:24:24 h In the same year she won the Newport 10,000 and the Chicago Marathon. In 2010 she won the first Russian woman to the London Marathon. In the fall they then defended her title in Chicago with the Russian record of 2:20:25 h and thus secured the victory in the World Marathon Majors Series 2009/10.

In 2011 she was beaten in the London Marathon despite a further improvement to 2:20:15 h of Mary Keitany Jepkosgei. In Chicago she won consecutively in 2:18:20 h for the third time, winning the World Marathon Majors Series 2010/11. Faster times over the marathon distance was only Paula Radcliffe ran.

Liliya Schobuchowa lives in Bashkortostan and belongs to the Russian army. She is coached by Evgeny and Tatjana Sentschenko.

Personal Best

  • 800 m: 2:03,18 min 24 June, 2006, Zhukovsky
  • 1000 m (Hall ): 2:39,81 min, 25 January 2006 Moscow
  • 1500 m: 4:03,78 min, July 9, 2004, Kazan
  • Hall: 4:11,26 min, February 12, 2005, Volgograd
  • 1 miles: 4:22,14 min, 6th June 2004 Tula Hall: 4:31,90 min, January 19, 2008 New York City
  • Hall: 8:27,86 min 17 February, 2006, Moscow (former world indoor record )
  • Hall: 16:02,24 min, 8th February 2008, Moscow