2011 World Championships in Athletics – Men's marathon

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The men's marathon podium at the 2011 World Championships
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The Men's marathon at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics was held starting and finishing at Gukchae-bosang Memorial Park on September 4. Abel Kirui was the defending champion.[1]

The story was all Kirui. Running a casual pace to 15 km, first the Moroccan contingent tried to test the field. The pace picked up and the field strung out. After 25 km, it was down to Kirui, Vincent Kipruto, Eliud Kiptanui, Feyisa Lilesa and Abderrahime Bouramdane. Then Kirui put the hammer down, running 14:18 between 25 and 30 km. Nobody could go with him and he ran all alone, extending his lead for the remainder of the race to finish in 2:07:38. The 2:28 gap was the largest winning margin in World Championship history. After dropping Bouramdane and Kiptanui. Kipruto and Lilesa ran tactically for the remainder of the race, with Kipruto getting silver.

The race was also the World Cup team competition. In that competition, the scoring is based on the cumulative time of the top three finishers for each team. Each country participating in the World Cup was allowed 5 entries into the marathon. The event was clearly won by Kenya, with 1st, 2nd and 5th place finishers (Kenya also had the 6th place finisher). Perennial champion Japan finished second, a cumulative minute ahead of Morocco.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Abel Kirui
 Kenya
Vincent Kipruto
 Kenya
Feyisa Lilesa
 Ethiopia

World Marathon Cup[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Kenya
Abel Kirui
Vincent Kipruto
David Barmasai Tumo
 Japan
Hiroyuki Horibata
Kentaro Nakamoto
Yuki Kawauchi
 Morocco
Abderrahime Bouramdane
Rachid Kisri
Ahmed Baday
  • Note: Marathon Cup medals are not listed in the championships medal table

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:

World record  Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) 2:03:59 Berlin, Germany 28 September 2008
Championship record  Abel Kirui (KEN) 2:06:54 Berlin, Germany 22 August 2009
World Leading  Emmanuel Kipchirchir Mutai (KEN) 2:04:40 London, Great Britain 17 April 2011
African Record  Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) 2:03:59 Berlin, Germany 28 September 2008
Asian Record  Toshinari Takaoka (JPN) 2:06:16 Chicago, United States 13 October 2002
North, Central American and Caribbean record  Khalid Khannouchi (USA) 2:05:38 London, Great Britain 24 April 2002
South American record  Ronaldo da Costa (BRA) 2:06:05 Berlin, Germany 20 September 1998
European Record  António Pinto (POR) 2:06:36 London, Great Britain 16 April 2000
 Benoît Zwierzchiewski (FRA) Paris, France 6 April 2003
Oceanian record  Robert de Castella (AUS) 2:07:51 Boston, United States 21 April 1986

Qualification standards[edit]

A time B time
2:17:00

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
September 4, 2011 09:00 Final

Results[edit]

KEY: q Fastest non-qualifiers Q Qualified NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 Abel Kirui  Kenya 2:07:38 SB
2 Vincent Kipruto  Kenya 2:10:06
3 Feyisa Lilesa  Ethiopia 2:10:32 SB
4 Abderrahime Bouramdane  Morocco 2:10:55
5 David Barmasai Tumo  Kenya 2:11:39
6 Eliud Kiptanui  Kenya 2:11:50
7 Hiroyuki Horibata  Japan 2:11:52
8 Ruggero Pertile  Italy 2:11:57
9 Stephen Kiprotich  Uganda 2:12:57
10 Kentaro Nakamoto  Japan 2:13:10
11 Rachid Kisri  Morocco 2:13:24
12 Eshetu Wendimu  Ethiopia 2:13:37
13 Marius Ionescu  Romania 2:15:32 PB
14 Dong Guojian  China 2:15:45 SB
15 David Webb  Great Britain 2:15:48 SB
16 Cuthbert Nyasango  Zimbabwe 2:15:56 SB
17 Beraki Beyene  Eritrea 2:16:03 SB
18 Yuki Kawauchi  Japan 2:16:11
19 Aleksey Sokolov  Russia 2:16:23
20 Ser-Od Bat-Ochir  Mongolia 2:16:41
21 Aleksey Sokolov  Russia 2:16:48
22 Lee Merrien  Great Britain 2:16:59
23 Jeong Jin-hyeok  South Korea 2:17:04
24 Li Zicheng  China 2:17:35
25 José Manuel Martínez  Spain 2:17:44
26 Rafael Iglesias  Spain 2:17:45 SB
27 Ahmed Baday  Morocco 2:17:59
28 Lee Myong-seung  South Korea 2:18:05
29 Yoshinori Oda  Japan 2:18:05
30 Pablo Villalobos  Spain 2:18:12
31 Mike Morgan  United States 2:18:30 SB
32 Urige Buta  Norway 2:20:16
33 Wu Shiwei  China 2:21:12
34 Jesper Faurschou  Denmark 2:21:15
35 Hwang Jun-Hyeon  South Korea 2:21:54 SB
36 Mike Tebulo  Malawi 2:22:45 SB
37 Mike Sayenko  United States 2:22:49 SB
38 Yukihiro Kitaoka  Japan 2:23:11 SB
39 Jeff Eggleston  United States 2:23:33
40 Hwang Jun-Suk  South Korea 2:23:47
41 Nicholas Arciniaga  United States 2:24:06
42 Anton Kosmac  Slovenia 2:24:16
43 Samuel Goitom  Eritrea 2:25:42 SB
44 Kim Min  South Korea 2:27:20 SB
45 Sergio Reyes  United States 2:29:15 SB
46 Coolboy Ngamole  South Africa 2:30:01
47 Bekir Karayel  Turkey 2:33:20 SB
48 Ruben Sança  Cape Verde 2:34:40
49 Jhon Lennon Casallo  Peru 2:36:43
50 Modike Lucky Mohale  South Africa 2:38:22 SB
51 Sangay Wangchuk  Bhutan 2:38:33 NR
Jeff Hunt  Australia DNF
Khalid Kamal Yaseen  Bahrain DNF
Yared Asmerom  Eritrea DNF
Yonas Kifle  Eritrea DNF
Michael Tesfay  Eritrea DNF
Chala Dechase  Ethiopia DNF
Gebregziabher Gebremariam  Ethiopia DNF
Bazu Worku  Ethiopia DNF
Zohar Zemiro  Israel DNF
Benjamin Kiptoo  Kenya DNF
Ali Mabrouk El Zaidi  Libya DNF
Adil Ennani  Morocco DNF
Abderrahim Goumri  Morocco DNF
David Ngakane  South Africa DNF
Daniel Kipkorir Chepyegon  Uganda DNF
Nicholas Kiprono  Uganda DNF

World Cup scoring[edit]

Rank Country Athlete Time
1  Kenya 6:29:23
1 Abel Kirui 2:07:38
2 Vincent Kipruto 2:10:06
5 David Barmasai Tumo 2:11:39
6 Eliud Kiptanui (2:11:50)
Benjamin Kolum Kiptoo ()
2  Japan 6:41:13
7 Hiroyuki Horibata 2:11:52
10 Kentaro Nakamoto 2:13:10
18 Yuki Kawauchi 2:16:11
29 Yoshinori Oda (2:18:05)
38 Yukihiro Kitaoka (2:23:11)
3  Morocco 6:42:18
4 Abderrahime Bouramdane 2:10:55
11 Rachid Kisri 2:13:24
27 Ahmed Baday 2:17:59
Adil Ennani ()
Abderrahim Goumri ()
4  Spain 6:53:41
25 José Manuel Martínez 2:17:44
26 Rafael Iglesias 2:17:45
30 Pablo Villalobos 2:18:12
5  China 6:54:32
14 Dong Guojian 2:15:45
24 Li Zicheng 2:17:35
33 Wu Shiwei 2:21:12
6  South Korea 6:57:03
23 Jeong Jin-hyeok 2:17:04
28 Lee Myong-seung 2:18:05
35 Hwang Jun-hyeon 2:21:54
40 Hwang Jun-suk (2:23:47)
44 Kim Min (2:27:20)
7  United States 7:04:52
31 Mike Morgan 2:18:30
37 Mike Sayenko 2:22:49
39 Jeff Eggleston 2:23:33
41 Nicholas Arciniaga (2:24:06)
45 Sergio Reyes (2:29:15)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weerawansa, Dinesh (2011-09-03). Nine gold medallists to be decided today. Dailynews.lk. Retrieved on 2011-09-04

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