Ivry Town Hall is the finishing point of the race.
|Location||Ivry- to Vitry-sur-Seine, France|
The Humarathon is an annual half marathon road running event which takes place between Ivry-sur-Seine and Vitry-sur-Seine in France every Easter Weekend (usually April). First held in 1986, the race settled on the Ivry- to Vitry-sur-Seine route in the Val-de-Marne department in 1988. The competition also includes a 10K run in its programme of events.
From its first edition, the race attracted international athletes and the winning times throughout its running have been of a high standard. The course records were both set in 2011: Dino Sefir set the men's best of 59:42 minutes and Sarah Chepchirchir improved the women's record to 1:08:07 hours. The Association of Road Racing Statisticians questions the validity of these marks, indicating a short course or wind-assistance, and recognises the best times for the race as Paul Koech's 1996 run of 1:00:31 hours and Mary Keitany's 2007 time of 1:08:36 hours.
The half marathon has a clockwise, circular route which starts near the Parc des Cormailles, heads east to follow the River Seine southwards, goes west through the town of Vitry, turns north on Boulevard de Stalingrad, and then returns east to the Town Hall at Ivry. Around 2000 runners took part in the half marathon event in 2012.
Among the athletes to have competed and won at the race are 1996 Olympic marathon champion Fatuma Roba, the 2002 European Championships marathon winner Maria Guida, 2004 World Half Marathon Champion Paul Kirui, half marathon world record holder Mary Keitany, two-time World Half Marathon runner-up Hendrick Ramaala and three-time World's Best 10k winner Sammy Kitwara.
Key: Course record
|Edition||Year||Men's winner||Time (h:m:s)||Women's winner||Time (h:m:s)|
|1st||1986||Lucio Pereira (POR)||?||Zoya Gavriluk (UKR)||?|
|2nd||1987||El Mostafa Nechchadi (MAR)||?||?||?|
|3rd||1988||Luis Horta (POR)||1:03:13||Irina Bogachova (KGZ)||1:13:13|
|4th||1989||Carlos Reis (POR)||1:03:12||Natalya Bardina (RUS)||1:12:17|
|5th||1990|| Abdellah Béhar (FRA)
Yakov Tolstikov (URS)
|1:02:24||Irina Bogachova (KGZ)||?|
|6th||1991||Sammy Nyangincha (KEN)||1:00:08||Maria Rebelo (FRA)||1:10:08|
|7th||1992||Sammy Lelei (KEN)||1:01:36||Irina Kazakova (FRA)||1:14:05|
|8th||1993||Sid-Ali Sakhri (ALG)||1:01:56||Tatyana Pozdnyakova (UKR)||1:13:27|
|9th||1994||Mauricio González (MEX)||1:02:39||Fatuma Roba (ETH)||1:12:35|
|10t||1995||Vincent Rousseau (BEL)||1:01:03||Maria Guida (ITA)||1:11:03|
|11th||1996||Paul Koech (KEN)||1:00:31||Alina Gherasim (ROM)||1:12:45|
|12th||1997||John Gwako (KEN)||1:01:19||Berhane Adere (ETH)||1:11:02|
|13th||1998||Simon Bor Kipruto (KEN)||1:01:59||Jackline Jerotich Chebor (KEN)||1:12:54|
|14th||1999||Hendrick Ramaala (RSA)||1:00:40||Cristina Costea (ROM)||1:10:09|
|15th||2000||John Nada Saya (TAN)||1:01:19||Irene Kwambai (KEN)||1:11:41|
|16th||2001||Laban Kipkemboi (KEN)||1:01:16||Maura Viceconte (ITA)||1:09:19|
|17th||2002||Paul Kirui (KEN)||1:01:53||Margaret Atodonyang (KEN)||1:11:49|
|18th||2003||John Kyalo (KEN)||1:00:51||Anne Jelagat Kibor (KEN)||1:12:21|
|19th||2004||Luke Metto (KEN)||1:02:35||Linah Cheruiyot (KEN)||1:10:58|
|20th||2005||Evans Cheruiyot (KEN)||1:01:01||Jane Ekimat (KEN)||1:10:39|
|21st||2006||Martin Sulle (TAN)||1:00:58||Irene Kwambai (KEN)||1:09:54|
|22nd||2007||Enock Mitei (KEN)||1:01:01||Mary Jepkosgei Keitany (KEN)||1:08:36|
|23rd||2008||Sammy Kitwara (KEN)||1:01:14||Jane Kiptoo (KEN)||1:10:40|
|24th||2009||Nicholas Kurgat (UGA)||1:00:37||Peninah Arusei (KEN)||1:09:31|
|25th||2010||Mustafa Ben Nacer (MAR)||1:05:59||Ria Thienpont (FRA)||1:25:19|
|26th||2011||Dino Sefir (ETH)||59:42||Sarah Chepchirchir (KEN)||1:08:07|
|27th||2012||Justus Moranga Mogere (KEN)||1:01:07||Cynthia Jerotich (KEN)||1:10:06|
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- List of winners
- Civai, Franco et al. (2012-04-16). Humarathon. Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 2013-04-10.
- Official website (French)