Göteborgsvarvet

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Göteborgsvarvet
Göteborgsvarvet2010.JPG
Runners at the 2010 edition of the race
Date May
Location Gothenburg, Sweden
Event type road
Distance half marathon
Established 1980
Course records 1:00:25 (2012)
Official site www.goteborgsvarvet.se/

Göteborgsvarvet is an annual half marathon running competition in Gothenburg, Sweden (often called Göteborg half marathon in English). It is the largest annual running competition in Sweden, and the largest half-marathon running competition in the world, with its 62 000 entries for the most recent Goteborgsvarvet competition on 18 May 2013.[1] Its name is a word play; the Swedish language-word "varv" has a double meaning and can mean both lap and shipyard ("skeppsvarv"), as Gothenburg historical has been known as a shipyard town.

The race takes place in May, and has been organised annually since 1980. It starts outside, and finishes in, the old athletics arena Slottsskogsvallen in the Slottsskogen park. It takes off northwards over the large suspension bridge Älvsborg Bridge, follows the north bank to the Göta älv river, and returns over the Göta Älv Bridge, goes through the inner city, before reaching the finish.

The race has hosted the Swedish national championship race on four occasions (1995, 2007, 2009 and 2012).

Past winners[edit]

Victor Kipchirchir winning the 2012 Göteborgsvarvet.
Steeplechase specialist Mustafa Mohamed is a two-time winner of the race

Key:       Course record       Country's championship race

Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
1980  Göran Högberg (SWE) 1:06:17  Midde Hamrin (SWE) 1:15:50
1981  Göran Högberg (SWE) 1:05:44  Evy Palm (SWE) 1:17:47
1982  Mats Erixon (SWE) 1:02:54  Grete Waitz (NOR) 1:09:57
1983  Tommy Persson (SWE) 1:04:40  Jeanette Nordgren (SWE) 1:14:54
1984  Mats Erixon (SWE) 1:03:14  Midde Hamrin (SWE) 1:10:46
1985  Mats Erixon (SWE) 1:04:35  Jeanette Nordgren (SWE) 1:13:44
1986  Mats Erixon (SWE) 1:03:41  Evy Palm (SWE) 1:12:11
1987  Mats Erixon (SWE) 1:03:37  Midde Hamrin (SWE) 1:13:24
1988  Håkan Börjesson (SWE) 1:05:13  Evy Palm (SWE) 1:14:19
1989  Francis Naali (TAN) 1:03:35  Elisabeth Johannesson (SWE) 1:17:16
1990  Francis Naali (TAN) 1:01:54  Midde Hamrin (SWE) 1:12:45
1991  Andrea Nade (KEN) 1:04:38  Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR) 1:12:30
1992  Onesmo Ludago (TAN) 1:03:24  Suzanne Rigg (GBR) 1:13:26
1993  Francis Naali (TAN) 1:03:37  Ritva Lemettinen (FIN) 1:13:30
1994  Onesmo Ludago (TAN) 1:03:08  Ritva Lemettinen (FIN) 1:13:04
1995  Richard Nerurkar (GBR) 1:02:39  Ritva Lemettinen (FIN) 1:13:18
1996  Wilson Musto (KEN) 1:03:12  Aniela Nikiel (POL) 1:14:29
1997  Martin Ojuku (KEN) 1:01:44  Joyce Chepchumba (KEN) 1:09:50
1998  Fred Ntabo (KEN) 1:03:28  Nadesjda Iljina (RUS) 1:12:31
1999  Rachid Aït Bensalem (MAR) 1:02:18  Nadesjda Iljina (RUS) 1:11:47
2000  Faustin Baha (TAN) 1:02:42  Stine Larsen (NOR) 1:09:28
2001  Pavel Loskutov (EST) 1:03:00  Stine Larsen (NOR) 1:11:07
2002  Mustafa Mohamed (SWE) 1:03:35  Lena Gavelin (SWE) 1:13:03
2003  Benjamin Rotich (KEN) 1:03:43  Meriem Wangari (KEN) 1:13:27
2004  Mustafa Mohamed (SWE) 1:04:03  Leah Kiprono (KEN) 1:18:06
2005  Silas Sang (KEN) 1:03:19  Susan Kirui (KEN) 1:12:34
2006  Abdelkader El Mouaziz (MAR) 1:02:14  Helena Javornik (SLO) 1:12:34
2007  Sylvester Teimet (KEN) 1:04:03  Kirsten Otterbu (NOR) 1:12:38
2008  Sylvester Teimet (KEN) 1:01:21  Kirsten Otterbu (NOR) 1:10:19
2009  Nicholas Kamakya (KEN) 1:01:55  Ana Dulce Félix (POR) 1:11:27
2010  Sammy Kirui (KEN) 1:01:10  Amane Gobena (ETH) 1:11:40
2011  Albert Matebor (KEN) 1:00:52  Joyce Chepkirui (KEN) 1:09:04
2012  Victor Kipchirchir (KEN) 1:00:25  Hilda Kibet (NED) 1:09:27
2013  Jackson Kiprop (UGA) 1:03:13  Isabella Ochichi (KEN) 1:11:29
2014  Ghirmay Ghebreselassie (ERI) 1:00:36  Worknesh Degefa (ETH) 1:10:12
2015  Richard Mengich (KEN) 1.00.44  Worknesh Degefa (ETH) 1.08.13

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sold out in the GöteborgsVarvet Half Marathon". Göteborgsvarvet. 11 September 2012. Retrieved 11 Sep 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Göteborgsvarvet at Wikimedia Commons