Athlete Middle-distance runner Runner

Maryvonne Dupureur

Quick Facts

IntroFrench athlete
Was Runner
Middle-distance runner
From France
Type Sports
Birth 24 May 1937, Saint-Brieuc
Death 7 January 2008, Saint-Brieuc
(aged 70 years)


Maryvonne Samson Dupureur (24 May 1937 – 7 January 2008) was a French middle-distance runner. Competing in the 800 m event she won silver medals at the 1964 Olympics and 1967 European Indoor Games; she also took part in the 1960 and 1968 Olympics.
Between 1959 and 1969 Dupureur won ten national titles: six in the 800 m, three in the 400 m and one in the 1500 m. She lived for many years in Brittany, and taught physical education and sport at a high school in Saint-Brieuc until her retirement.