Delhi Half Marathon
|Delhi Half Marathon|
Nehru Stadium, the starting point of the Delhi Half Marathon
|Location||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi|
The Airtel Delhi Half Marathon is an annual half marathon foot-race held in New Delhi, India. Established in 2005, it is both an elite runner and mass participation event. It is an AIMS-certified course and is listed as a Gold Label Road Race by the IAAF. The 2009 event attracted around 29,000 runners who competed in one of the four races: the half marathon, the 7 km Great Delhi Run, a 4.3 km run for senior citizens, and a 3.5 km wheelchair race.
The half marathon is the elite runner race, while the Great Delhi Run attracts the majority of participants overall. The inaugural edition in 2005 had total prize money of US$310,000 to attract high calibre professional athletes. The prize for the winners of the men's and women's race was $25,000 dollars in 2009. The race was sponsored Hutchison Essar for its first two races, and the company sponsored the event as Vodafone Essar in 2007 following a takeover. Rival communications company Airtel held the sponsor role in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Key: Course record
|Edition||Year||Men's winner||Time||Women's winner||Time|
|1st||2005||Philip Rugut (KEN)||1:01:55||Irina Timofeyeva (RUS)||1:10:35|
|2nd||2006||Francis Kibiwott (KEN)||1:01:36||Lineth Chepkurui (KEN)||1:10:40|
|3rd||2007||Dieudonné Disi (RWA)||1:00:43||Deriba Alemu (ETH)||1:10:30|
|4th||2008||Deriba Merga (ETH)||59:15||Aselefech Mergia (ETH)||1:08:17|
|5th||2009||Deriba Merga (ETH)||59:54||Mary Keitany (KEN)||1:06:54|
|6th||2010||Geoffrey Mutai (KEN)||59:38||Aselefech Mergia (ETH)||1:08:35|
|7th||2011||Lelisa Desisa (ETH)||59:30||Lucy Wangui Kabuu (KEN)||1:07:04|
|8th||2012 ||Edwin Kipyego (KEN)||1:00:55||Wude Ayalew (ETH)||1:11:10|
|9th||2013 ||Atsedu Tsegay (ETH)||59:12||Florence Kiplagat (KEN)||1:08:02|
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