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Constantina Dita and Valeriu Tomescu enter World Records Academy

The Romanian marathon runner has entered the World Records Academy on Monday as the oldest Olympic Marathon champion of all times. The record was confirmed on Tuesday on the institution’s official website, worldrecordsacademy.org. The Romanian athlete won the Olympic title during the Olympic Games in Beijing at the age of 38. Dita was 8 years older than the previous record-holder, Portugal’s Rosa Mota. The latter had won the Olympic Games in Seoul in 1988 at the age of 30.


The World Records Academy writes that Constantina Dita’s Olympic victory was a memorable moment, her performance now set to be part not only of Olympic history but also of the Academy’s records.


On the other hand, Valeriu Tomescu, the coach of Constantina Dita during the Olympic Games in Beijing, has entered the World Records Academy as the youngest coach of an Olympic Marathon champion.


Valeriu was 32 years old at the time when Dita won her Olympic title in Beijing.


The World Records Academy certifies world records and is a member of the National Geographic Society. Each world record is verified by an international committee that consists of law firms, public notaries, special consultants, former athletes, the leaders of international sport bodies and representatives of the media.

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