Hanna Lindholm

The 40-year-old Lindholm has methodically broken through the 2:30 barrier in the marathon, proving that a highly active 2019 on the roads had not blunted her edge when it came to reaching this goal.

The Swede broke through with 2:29:34 for fifth place in Hamburg in April, the first of three marathons for the year and her results in Stockholm in June: fourth in 2:41:31 on a course and conditions which are rarely easy and Frankfurt in October: 12th in 2:30:47, point to her consistency.

For good measure she also ran a personal best for the half marathon in Copenhagen on September 15, clocking 71:57. She has twice competed for Sweden in the marathon at the European Championships, in 2014 and 2018, and her best performance has been the 22nd place in Zurich six years ago. On the fast Dubai course she will be eager to achieve the Olympic qualifying time of 2:29:30.





Best Time


(5th, Hamburg, 2019)