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Bruna Genovese

Bruna Genovese
Bruna Genovese during 2005 Boston Marathon
Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1976-09-24) September 24, 1976
Montebelluna, Italy
Height 1.61 m (5 ft 3 12 in)
Weight 50 kg (110 lb)
Country Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Marathon
Club G.S. Forestale
Coached by Salvatore Bettiol
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Half marathon: 1:11.22 (2005)
  • Marathon: 2:25.28 (2006)

Bruna Genovese (born 24 September 1976 in Montebelluna) is an Italian long-distance runner who specializes in the marathon race.


  • Biography 1
  • Achievements 2
  • Personal bests 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Genovese won the Italian under 21 half-marathon championship in 1998.[1] She ran her first marathon on 24 October 1999 in Venice,[2] and won the 2004 Tokyo International Marathon with Kiyoko Shimahara finishing second and Elfenesh Alemu third.[3][4]


  • All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1999 Venice Marathon Venice, Italy 3rd 2:31:06
2001 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 9th 2:30:39
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 17th 2:33:13
Tokyo International Marathon Tokyo, Japan 3rd 2:25:35
2002 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 6th 2:29:02
2003 Tokyo International Marathon Tokyo, Japan 4th 2:34:32
2004 Rome Marathon Rome, Italy 2nd 2:29:03
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 10th 2:32:50
Tokyo International Marathon Tokyo, Japan 1st 2:26:34
2005 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 3rd 2:29:51
New York City Marathon New York City, United States 5th 2:27:15
2006 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 4th 2:25:28
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 6th 2:31:15
2008 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 6th 2:30:52
Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 17th 2:31:31
2009 Turin Marathon Turin, Italy 3rd 2:30:51
Yokohama Marathon Yokohama, Japan 4th 2:29:57
2010 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 5th 2:29:12

Personal bests

See also


  1. ^ "Bruna Genovese" (pdf). Boston Marathon 2001 Women’s Open Biographies. John Hancock. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bruna Genovese, partenza per Pechino". Asterisco Informazioni. Fabrizio Stelluto. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Nakamura, Ken (21 November 2004). "Genovese comes from behind for surprise win in Tokyo Women's Marathon". News Centre. IAAF. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Genovese takes Tokyo Marathon". Other Sports. The Japan Times. 22 November 2004. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 

External links

  • Bruna Genovese profile at IAAF
  • Athlete profile at Marathoninfo
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