Melanie Kraus

Melanie Kraus ( born October 24, 1974 in Mönchengladbach ) is a German long-distance runner.

She was German champion in the 10,000 meter run in 1999. For the same year her personal best comes over this distance ( 32:12,40 min, placed in Troisdorf on 4 September). Shortly thereafter, she ran as a second in the Route du Vin with 1:09:36 hours, making it the third fastest by then German in the half marathon.

In her debut over the full distance it was at the Berlin Marathon in 2000 in 2:27:58 h Fifth Only Uta Pippig, Katrin Dorre - Heinig and Claudia Dreher had hitherto been faster at the national level.

In a marathon, the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton 2001 she won the 23th Place. In the same year she was second in the Frankfurt Marathon.

Then they prevented injuries repeatedly achieving their performance potential, even if the Essen marathon round aufstellte h a course record of 2004 by the Baldeneysee with 2:34:18 and a year later Fourth at the Berlin Marathon in 2:34:23 h was. In 2006, she won the Bietigheimer New Year's run.

In Dusseldorf Marathon 2007 she managed a comeback with a second place finish and a time of 2:30:38 h, with whom she met in Osaka the qualification standard of the German Athletics Federation for the World Athletics Championships in 2007. In a marathon in Osaka, she shared her powers under difficult external conditions and a well- documented, at kilometer 25 on rank 35, and finally in 2:37:20 h Place 20 Just two months later, she won the Frankfurt Marathon in a time of 2:28:56 h, remaining well below the Olympic standard of 2:31 hours. In Beijing, it reached number 38

After her second place in Dusseldorf in 2007 they won the 2008 Dusseldorf Marathon in 2:33:36 h

After Mikitenko turned out injured, was next to Melanie Kraus Susanne Hahn is the only German starter in the marathon of the Olympic Games in Beijing. As in Osaka she began carefully. In the second half she worked from number 63 to number 38 before and ran a 2:35:17 h after the "Bird's Nest".

Melanie Kraus is 1,65 m tall and weighs 48 kg. Since 1997 she starts 04 Leverkusen TSV Bayer.

Personal Best

  • 3000 m: 9:09,22 min, August 5, 1999, Bergisch Gladbach
  • 5000 m: 15:41,89 min, 13 May 1998 Koblenz
  • 10,000 m: 32:12,40 min, 4th September 1999 in Troisdorf
  • Half Marathon: 1:09:36 h, September 26, 1999 Grevenmacher
  • Marathon: 2:27:57 h, September 10, 2000 Berlin