Ivan Babaryka

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Ivan Babaryka
Ivan Babaryka (Ukraine) - London 2012 Mens Marathon.jpg
Babaryka in the marathon at the 2012 Olympics in London
Personal information
Born (1982-11-11) 11 November 1982 (age 39)
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Country  Ukraine
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Marathon

Ivan Babaryka (Ukrainian: Іван Бабарика; born 11 November 1982) is a Ukrainian long distance runner who specialises in the marathon.


He began his career as a track athlete and became the Ukrainian indoor champion over 3000 metres in 2006.[1] He won the 2007 Moscow International Peace Marathon, running a time of 2:20:34 in severe weather conditions.[2] He finished in second place with a time of 2:14:55 at the 2008 Mainz Marathon, behind compatriot Andriy Naumov.[3] He returned to Moscow in September and defended his marathon title with a time of 2:20:11.[4] The following year, he was again runner up at the Mainz Marathon, this time to Sammy Kipkoech Tum, recording a season's best time of 2:15:36.[5] He finished fifth at the Albstädter Citylauf with a time of 30:06, but he was the fastest European runner outside of the all-Kenyan top four.[6]

He started 2010 with a win in the Championship of Ukraine of the Ministry of Internal Affairs 5K cross country race.[7] He was a surprise winner of the Pyongyang Marathon in April that year, knocking nearly a minute of his previous marathon best with 2:13:56 to take victory over more favoured opposition.[8]

Road race wins

Personal bests

Event Time (h:m:s) Venue Date
10,000 metres 28:57.1 Kiev, Ukraine 15 June 2006
Marathon 2:11:48 Barcelona, Spain 25 March 2012
  • All information taken from IAAF profile.


  1. Babaryka Ivan. IAAF. Retrieved on 12 April 2010.
  2. Kurdyumova, Yelena & Porada, Sergey (9 September 2007). Severe weather hampers times, as Ukrainians win at Moscow marathon. IAAF. Retrieved on 12 April 2010.
  3. Wenig, Jorg (4 May 2008). Yator and Kraus battle the heat to take the Düsseldorf Marathon – German news round-up. IAAF. Retrieved on 12 April 2010.
  4. September 2008 AIMS Results. Association of International Marathons and Distance Races. Retrieved on 12 April 2010.
  5. Mainz bleibt Mainz – viermal die Eins (German). Lauf Report (10 May 2009). Retrieved on 12 April 2010.
  6. 3rd Volksbank-Ebingen-Citylauf in Albstadt report + results, 11.10.2009. Marathon Scene (13 October 2009). Retrieved on 12 April 2010.
  7. Ivan Babaryka has won the Championship of Ukraine of the Ministry of Internal Affairs on cross-country. MKTB Kiev(2 April 2010). Retrieved on 12 April 2010.
  8. Jalava, Mirko (12 April 2010). Surprise victory by Babaryka in Pyongyang – Mangyongdae Prize Marathon report. IAAF. Retrieved on 12 April 2010.

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