Košice Peace Marathon

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Košice Peace Marathon
MMM2006.jpg
Runners at the 2006 edition
Date October
Location Košice, Slovakia
Event type Road
Distance Marathon
Established 1924
Official site www.kosicemarathon.com

The Košice Peace Marathon is the oldest marathon in Europe and the sixth-oldest in the world.[1]

The first course was held in 1924. The marathon takes place each year on the first October Sunday. The first women's race was held in 1980.

The course is flat, completely asphalted and traffic free, two laps in the historic city center of Košice, Slovakia. The course records are 2:27:47 for women (set by Ashete Dido in 2013) and 2:07:01 hours for men (set by Lawrence Kimaiyo in 2012).

List of winners[edit]

Memorial of the Košice Peace Marathon at the Marathon Square in Košice, Slovakia

Note: winners are listed below for five of the seven war years (1938-44), five war winners are listed at official homepage too, although the history provided by the Košice Peace Marathon states: "The Slovakian Marathon suffered a cleft seven years wide. To some extent this was patched up with five marathons organized under the Hungarian flag during the Horthy occupation of Košice – without a single foreign runner..."[2] Its status as the oldest marathon in Europe, and third-oldest in the world, remains undiminished by this break.

Key:       Course record

Edition Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
1st 1924  Karol Halla (TCH) 3:01:35
2nd 1925  Pál Király (HUN) 2:41:55
3rd 1926  Paul Hempel (GER) 2:57:02
4th 1927  József Galambos (HUN) 2:48:25.2
5th 1928  József Galambos (HUN) 2:55:45
6th 1929  Paul Hempel (GER) 2:51:31
7th 1930  Istvàn Zelenka (HUN) 2:50:59
8th 1931  Juan Carlos Zabala (ARG) 2:33:19
9th 1932  József Galambos (HUN) 2:43:15
10th 1933  József Galambos (HUN) 2:37:54
11th 1934  Josef Šulc (TCH) 2:41:26.3
12th 1935  Arturs Motmillers (LAT) 2:44:58
13th 1936  György Balaban (AUT) 2:41:08
14th 1937  Désiré Leriche (FRA) 2:43:41.7
15th 1938 Not held due to World War II
16th 1939  József Kiss (HUN) 2:47:47.6
17th 1940 Not held due to World War II
18th 1941  József Gyimesi (HUN) 2:56:17.8
19th 1942  József Kiss (HUN) 3:02:27
20th 1943  Géza Kiss (HUN) 2:50:14.0
21st 1944  Rezsö Kövári (HUN) 2:58:49
22nd 1945  Antonín Špiroch (TCH) 2:47:21.8
23rd 1946  Mikko Hietanen (FIN) 2:35:02.4
24th 1947  Charles Heirendt (LUX) 2:36:06.0
25th 1948  Gösta Leandersson (SWE) 2:34:46.4
26th 1949  Martti Urpalainen (FIN) 2:33:45.6
27th 1950  Gösta Leandersson (SWE) 2:34:46.4
28th 1951  Jaroslav Štrupp (TCH) 2:41:07.8
29th 1952  Erkki Puolakki (FIN) 2:29:10
30th 1953  Walter Bednář (TCH) 2:53:33
31st 1954  Erkki Puolakki (FIN) 2:27:21
32nd 1955  John Evert Nyberg (SWE) 2:25:40
33rd 1956  Thomas Nilsson (SWE) 2:22:05.4
34th 1957  Ivan Filin (RUS) 2:23:57.8
35th 1958  Pavel Kantorek (TCH) 2:29:37.2
36th 1959  Sergei Popov (RUS) 2:17:45.2
37th 1960  Samuel Hardicker (GBR) 2:26:46.8
38th 1961  Abebe Bikila (ETH) 2:20:12.0
39th 1962  Pavel Kantorek (TCH) 2:28:29.8
40th 1963  Leonard Edelen (USA) 2:15:09.6
41st 1964  Pavel Kantorek (TCH) 2:25:55.4
42nd 1965  Aurèle Vandendriessche (BEL) 2:23:47
43rd 1966  Gyula Tóth (HUN) 2:19:11.2
44th 1967  Nedo Farčić (YUG) 2:20:53.8
45th 1968  Vaclav Chudomel (TCH) 2:26:28.4
46th 1969  Demissie Wolde (ETH) 2:15:37
47th 1970  Mikhail Gorelov (RUS) 2:16:26.2
48th 1971  Gyula Tóth (HUN) 2:21:43.6
49th 1972  John Farrington (AUS) 2:17:34.4
50th 1973  Vladimir Moseyev (RUS) 2:19:01.2
51st 1974  Keith Angus (GBR) 2:20:10
52nd 1975  Chang-Sop Cho (PRK) 2:15:47.8
53rd 1976  Takeshi So (JPN) 2:18:42.4
54th 1977  Chun-Son Go (PRK) 2:15:19.4
55th 1978  Chun-Son Go (PRK) 2:13:34.5
56th 1979  Jouni Kortelainen (FIN) 2:15:12
57th 1980  Aleksey Lyagushev (RUS) 2:15:25  Šárka Balcarová (TCH) 2:50:15
58th 1981  Hans-Joachim Truppel (GER) 2:16:58  Christa Vahlensieck (GER) 2:37:46
59th 1982  György Sinkó (HUN) 2:18:48  Gillian Burley (GBR) 2:43:26
60th 1983  František Višnický (TCH) 2:16:52  Raisa Sadreydinova (RUS) 2:34:41
61st 1984  Dong-Myong Lee (PRK) 2:18:59  Christa Vahlensieck (GER) 2:36:56
62nd 1985  Valentin Starikov (RUS) 2:17:13  Lutsia Belyayeva (RUS) 2:38:19
63rd 1986  František Višnický (TCH) 2:18:43  Christa Vahlensieck (GER) 2:41:08
64th 1987  Jörg Peter (GER) 2:14:59  Christa Vahlensieck (GER) 2:38:40
65th 1988  Michael Heilmann (GER) 2:17:52  Christa Vahlensieck (GER) 2:39:03
66th 1989  Karel David (TCH) 2:18:39  Alena Peterková (TCH) 2:31:28
67th 1990  Nikolaj Kolesnikov (RUS) 2:20:28  Carol McLatchie (USA) 2:46:00
68th 1991  Vlastimil Bukovjan (TCH) 2:18:21  Marika Starowská (TCH) 2:46:00
69th 1992  Wieslaw Palczyński (POL) 2:16:24  Dana Hajná (TCH) 2:43:27
70th 1993  Wieslaw Palczyński (POL) 2:14:11  Elena Plastinina (UKR) 2:42:11
71st 1994  Petr Pipa (SVK) 2:15:03  Ludmila Melicherová (SVK) 2:40:27
72nd 1995  Marnix Goegebeur (BEL) 2:13:57  Gouzel Tazetdinova (RUS) 2:43:03
73rd 1996  Marnix Goegebeur (BEL) 2:17:41  Gouzel Tazetdinova (RUS) 2:44:28
74th 1997  My Tahar Echchadli (MAR) 2:16:22  Wioletta Uryga (POL) 2:38:56
75th 1998  Andrzej Krzyścin (POL) 2:14:29  Wioletta Uryga (POL) 2:46:23
76th 1999  Róbert Štefko (SVK) 2:14:10  Katarína Jedináková (SVK) 2:55:39
77th 2000  Ernest Kipyego (KEN) 2:14:35  Ivana Martincová (CZE) 2:46:17
78th 2001  David Kariuki (KEN) 2:13:27  Galina Zhulyeva (UKR) 2:36:55
79th 2002  David Kariuki (KEN) 2:12:40  Tadelech Birra (ETH) 2:36:49
80th 2003  Grigoriy Andreyev (RUS) 2:13:24  Elena Mazovka (BLR) 2:39:23
81st 2004  Adam Dobrzyński (POL) 2:12:35  Rika Tabashi (JPN) 2:33:52
82nd 2005  David Maiyo (KEN) 2:16:07  Edyta Lewandowska (POL) 2:37:48
83rd 2006  Edwin Kiptum (KEN) 2:12:53  Natallia Kravets-Kulesh (BLR) 2:36:47
84th 2007  William Biama (KEN) 2:09:53  Natallia Kravets-Kulesh (BLR) 2:34:50
85th 2008  Dejene Yirdaw (ETH) 2:10:51  Selina Chelimo (KEN) 2:34:23
86th 2009  Jacob Chesire Kipkorir (KEN) 2:10:59  Olena Burkovska (UKR) 2:30:50
87th 2010  Gilbert Chepkwony Kiptoo (KEN) 2:08:33  Almaz Alemu Balcha (ETH) 2:36:35
88th 2011  Elijah Kemboi Kiprono (KEN) 2:11:15  Maryna Damantsevich (BLR) 2:33:53
89th 2012  Lawrence Kimaiyo (KEN) 2:07:01  Hellen Mugo (KEN) 2:29:59
90th 2013  Patrick Kiptanui Korir (KEN) 2:09:36  Ashete Bekere Dido (ETH) 2:29:42

References[edit]

List of winners

External links[edit]