My name is Grażyna Syrek. I am a graduate of the University School of Physical Education in Krakow, Class 2 Trainer in track and field, an Olympian from Athens and a multiple champion of Poland in running at distances starting from 5000m to marathon in 2000-2006 with personal best of 02:26:22 in marathon, but most of all, I’m just a regular human being, just like you.
Running has been the biggest adventure of my life that has started when I was 15 and is present to this day. My first steps as an athlete were taken in my hometown of Kędzierzyn-Koźle and later during my studies at the University School of Physical Education in Krakow. During that period I acquired knowledge in the scope of physiology and motor abilities often verifying theories through my own body. My first time with competitive running started a bit later, in Poznan. This was my first marathon that I had won and became the champion of Poland. It provided me with great joy and mobilisation to continue to work hard. Then, I beat further records and after qualifying, I participated in the Olympics in Athens. This was an unforgettable part of my life as an athlete. After retiring, the passion and experience remained that’s why I have been providing care to amateurs of running and I supervising their continuous growth. What I enjoy the most is helping to make their running dreams come true.
Here are some of my sports results:
|2007||Muscat International Half Marathon, Oman||2nd place||01:15:50|
|2006||European Athletics Championships, Göteborg – 10000m||20th place||00:32:53,33 (PB)|
|2006||Polish Athletics Championships, Bydgoszcz – 5000m||Win||00:15:52,40 (PB)|
|2006||Rotterdam Marathon||7th place||02:34:38|
|2005||Paris Half Marathon||2nd place||01:12:21 (PB)|
|2004||Athens Olympic Marathon||41th place||02:47:26|
|2003||Chicago Marathon||5th place||02:26:22 (PB)|
|2003||Dębno Marathon (race rekord)||Win||02:32:09|
|2002||Dublin Marathon||3th place||02:35:11|
|2002||Dębno Marathon (debut)||Win||02:37:39|
|2002-2006||10 times Polish Champion (5km, 10km, Half Marathon, Marathon)|