Boulder Olympic long-distance runner Maor Tiyouri is at the Tokyo Olympic Games representing her native Israel. This is Maor’s 2nd Olympic Marathon, as she also qualified to represent Israel at the 2016 Olympics. The Women’s Marathon will take place on August 7th (Japan time; 4 pm August 6th MDT) in Sapporo, Japan.
Update: Maor placed 48th out of 88 women to start the race. She completed the marathon in 2:37:52, 10:32 behind the winner, Peres Jepchirchir of Kenya.
Maor was also in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games in the women’s 800 meter races. She is a three-time Israeli national champion: In 2013 in the 1500 m and 5000 m and in 2015 in the 1500 m. Maor is also the Israeli record holder in the 5000 m.
Maor is a native of Kfar Saba, Israel. Before coming to Boulder she studied at the University of San Francisco,, majoring in Exercise and Sport Science. Good Luck to Maor, a Boulder celebrity at the Olympics!