Serap Aktaş

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Serap Aktaş
Personal information
Nationality  Turkey
Born (1971-09-25) September 25, 1971 (age 46)
Height 1.63 m (5.3 ft)
Weight 46 kg (101 lb)
Sport Long-distance
Club Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü
Coached by Neşe ÇETİN
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

Serap Aktaş (born September 25, 1971 in Ceyhan, Turkey) is a Turkish female middle and long-distance runner, who later specialized in marathon.[1] She holds various Turkish records.

In 1994, she finished the Istanbul Marathon first in the women's category, an achievement not reached yet by any other Turkish female athlete. She won the gold medal in women's marathon at the 1997 Mediterranean Games held in Bari, Italy. Serap Aktaş represented Turkey at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States and 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia in marathon finishing 23rd and 37th respectively.[2]


  • All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Turkey
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 24th (h) 3000m 9:07.04
17th 10,000m 32:59.76
Istanbul Marathon Istanbul, Turkey 1st Marathon 2:46:42 [3]
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 23rd Marathon 2:36:14
1997 Mediterranean Games Bari, Italy 1st Marathon 2:39:22
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 37th Marathon 2:42:40
2001 Mediterranean Games Tunis, Tunisia 2nd Marathon 2:43:18

Personal bests[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Atlethes-Biographies-Aktas Serap TUR". IAAF. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  2. ^ "Olympic Sports - Serap Aktaş". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  3. ^ "Avrasya Maratonu'nda 'en iyi' ve 'en kötüler'" (in Turkish). Haber 3. 2008-10-25. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 

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