Gayle Olinekova

Canada

Track & Field (Marathon)/Bodybuilding

B: 1953
D: November 26, 2003

Canadian National Record Holder

Olinekova won the 1969 Canadian 400 meter championship and later moved up in distance, winning the 1979 New Orleans Mardi Gras Marathon in a time of 2:35:12, then the third fastest in history. She set the Canadian marathon record four times between 1977 and 1979. In 1980, she competed as a bodybuilder at the Frank Zane Invitational. Olinekova was the subject of a feature article in Sports Illustrated called "Greatest Legs To Ever Stride The Earth." She was seriously injured in a car accident while training for the 1984 Olympics, an injury which ended her career. She passed away in 2003 after a long battle with breast cancer.

SUPERSTARS RECORD
EVENT
PLACE POINTS MONEY
EVENT WINS
1981 Women's Final
8
15
$4,500
Bike Race
TOTALS
15
$4,500
1

PERSONAL BESTS
Swimming - 50 Meters

46.17

1981 Women's Final
Basketball

14

1981 Women's Final
Rowing - 100 Yards

1:07.94

1981 Women's Final
60 Yard Dash

8.36

1981 Women's Final
Bike Race - Quarter Mile

41.46

1981 Women's Final
Bike Race - Half Mile

1:18.37

1981 Women's Final
Obstacle Course

35.39

1981 Women's Final
Points Scored

15

1981 Women's Final