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Raisa Smekhnova

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Name  Raisa Smekhnova

Raisa Katyukova-Smekhnova (Belarusian: Раіса Кацюкова-Сьмехава; born September 16, 1950 in Kaltan, Kemerovo) is a retired long-distance runner from the Soviet Union, who won the bronze medal at the 1983 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland, behind Norway's Grete Waitz and USA's Marianne Dickerson. She won the Soviet title in the women's marathon in 1985.


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