Luminita Zaituc

Luminita Zaituc (actually Luminiţa Zăituc, also Zaituc - Zelaskowski; born October 9, 1968 in Bucharest ) is a former German long-distance runner of Romanian origin, which has its greatest success at the marathon distance.

1990 moved Luminita Zaituc to Germany. At the World Athletics Championships in 1993 she came in 3000 -meter run to 14th place. In August 1996, she received the German citizenship.

Luminita Zaituc launched in 1995 for the Athletics Community LG Braunschweig ( Braunschweig MTV ). It was several times German champion, including once in the 10,000 -meter run, three times in cross country, five times in the 10-kilometer road race and four times in the half marathon.

In 2001, she was second of the Hamburg Marathon, won the Route du Vin and ran her personal best of 2:26:01 h at winning the Frankfurt Marathon, which she won in 2003. In a marathon of the European Athletics Championships in Munich in 2002, she won the silver medal behind Maria Guida (ITA ) and before Sonja Upper (GER ).

At the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004 it ranked 18 Then they presented as second in the Route du Vin at her half marathon best of 1:09:35 h and finished sixth at the New York City Marathon.

In 2005, she finished second at the Berlin Marathon and the 2006 First Cologne Marathon.

From 2005 to 2007 she won the Dusseldorf marathon, 2008 and 2009 on the half-marathon of the Bonn Marathon.

At the World Athletics Championships in Berlin in 2009, she took part in the marathon. However, you had to give up after about half way because of side piercing the race. The reason for this was, according to her statement that she had been passed at a boarding station a wrong drink that was intended for her teammate Ulrike Maisch. In the same year she finished her performance athletic career. At the end they finished the Frankfurt Marathon in tenth place.

She is 1.65 m tall, weighed about 47 kg competition times and was a member of the sports promotion group of the Bundeswehr. She was coached by her partner Dumitru Dobre.