Hamburg Marathon

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Hamburg Marathon
Date Annually
Location Hamburg, Germany
Event type Street
Distance Marathon
Established 1986
Official site www.marathon-hamburg.de

The Hamburg Marathon is an annual marathon race over the classic distance of 42.195 km (26.219 mi) held in Hamburg, Germany. In 2009, 13,938 participants were counted.

History[edit]

In 2006, the 21. Conergy Hamburg Marathon; 20,000 cloth bags waiting for the athletes.

The first edition took place in 1986 with about 8,000 participants. The Hamburg Marathon was named for the sponsoring companies Hansemarathon (1986–1990), Shell-hanse-Marathon (1991–1997), Shell-Marathon (1998–1999), Hansaplast-Marathon (2000–2002), Olympus-Marathon (2003–2005), Conergy Marathon (2006–2008) and 2009–2010 Möbel Kraft Marathon Hamburg, with 13.938 participants. Several championships are integrated in the marathon, the Hamburg Championships, the Hamburger Betriebssport- Meisterschaften, the Hamburger Polizei- Meisterschaften. In 1988, 1995 and 1999, the German Championships, and in 2006 and 2007, the German Championships for the blind and partially sighted were competed during the Hamburg Marathon.[1]

It is one of Germany's largest road running competitions and a total of 15,174 runners participated in the 25th edition in 2010.[2] The record participation for the event came in 2005 when a total of 17,502 runners completed the course.[3]

Internals disagreements within the organising group and pull-outs from high profile sponsors affected the race between 2009 and 2011. A new organising group was established for the 2012 race and Hamburger Sparkasse ("Haspa", a regional bank) became the title sponsor. This coincided with a resurgence in the elite level race, as both men's and women's course records were broken.[4]

Past winners[edit]

Key:       Course record       Country's championship race

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Das Hamburger Top-Laufsportereignis" (in German). www.Laufen-in-Hamburg.de. Retrieved 2009-10-13. 
  2. ^ Wenig, Jörg (2010-04-26). Kigen and Cherop take Hamburg Marathon titles. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-04-26.
  3. ^ Steffny, Manfred (2009-04-26). Hamburg Marathon. Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 2010-04-26.
  4. ^ Butcher, Pat (2012-04-29). Dawit again sub-2:06 as course records tumble in Hamburg. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-05-01.
  5. ^ Nguriatukei Rael Kiyara was the first finisher in 2:23:47 h but was later disqualified for failing the post-race drug test

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