The Rise of Liliya Shobukhova, story on WMM Site, note by Larry Eder

Liliya Shobukhova leading Meseret Defar, 2006 WC, Indoor,
Moscow, photo by

Liliya Shobukhova was a fine 3,000m, 5,000m runner for several years, before she took up the marathon. Shobukhova, the European 5,000m indoor record holder, has become one of the most prominent women marathoners in the world. In the following article from World Marathon Majors website, here is a feature on the development of Liliya Shobukhova into a world beater:

Shobukhova_LiliyaTH-London10.JPGLiliya Shobukhova, 2010 Virgin London Marathon, photo by

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