Rome Marathon

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Rome Marathon
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Arch of Constantine during 2006 competition
Date Sunday in March
Location Rome, Italy
Event type Road
Distance Marathon
Established 1982
Course records Men: 2:07:17 (2009)
Benjamin Kiptoo
Women: 2:22:53 (2008)
Galina Bogomolova
Official site Maratona di Roma

The Rome Marathon is an annual marathon competition hosted by the city of Rome, Italy on a Sunday of March.

The competition has also doubled as the Italian Marathon championships on two occasions; in 1983 and 1986. The race date was shifted from the traditional March schedule to 1 January in 2000 for a special edition of the event to celebrate the beginning of the new millennium. The IAAF Rome Millennium Marathon received the support of Primo Nebiolo and national federation president Gianni Gola. The race start point was at Saint Peter's Square and Pope John Paul II delivered a short benediction in approval of the event and the Bells of Saint Peter's replaced the usual starter's pistol to signal the beginning of the race.[1]

The 2010 race was held in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Abebe Bikila's win at the 1960 Rome Olympic marathon race, a watershed moment in the development of East African competitive running. The 2010 men's winner, Siraj Gena, earned a 5000 bonus for crossing the finish line barefoot in honour of Abebe Bikila's style.[2]

Winners[edit]

The 2004 Olympic champion Stefano Baldini won the race in 1998.

Key:       Course record       Short course       Italian Championship race

Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
1982  Emile Puttemans (BEL) 2:09:53  Laura Fogli (ITA) 2:31:08
1983  Giuseppe Gerbi (ITA) 2:15:11  Alba Milana (ITA) 2:32:57
1984  Bernard Ford (GBR) 2:17:01  Daniela Tiberti (ITA) 2:41:40
1985  Mauro Pappacena (ITA) 2:28:42  Janet Richardson (USA) 3:09:16
1986  Osvaldo Faustini (ITA) 2:16:03  Katherine Gregory (USA) 3:23:43
1987  Gelindo Bordin (ITA) 2:16:03  Maria Araneo (ITA) 2:56:00
1988  Sam Ngatia (KEN) 2:16:46  Fabiola Paoletti (ITA) 2:48:45
1989  Guido Genicco (ITA) 2:20:43  Pascaline Wangui (KEN) 2:46:28
1990  Tadesse Gebre (ETH) 2:10:28  Silvana Cucchietti (ITA) 2:34:21
1991  Marco Milani (ITA) 2:14:22  Fabiola Oppliger (SUI) 2:39:31
1992 Not held Not held
1993 Not held Not held
1994 Not held Not held
1995  Belayneh Tadesse (ETH) 2:10:13  Yelena Sipatova (RUS) 2:37:46
1996  Moges Taye (ETH) 2:12:03  Fatuma Roba (ETH) 2:29:05
1997  Dube Jillo (ETH) 2:13:08  Jane Salumäe (EST) 2:31:41
1998  Stefano Baldini (ITA) 2:09:33  Franca Fiacconi (ITA) 2:28:12
1999  Philip Tanui (KEN) 2:09:56  Maura Viceconte (ITA) 2:29:36
2000  Josephat Kiprono (KEN) 2:08:27  Tegla Loroupe (KEN) 2:32:03
2001  Henry Cherono (KEN) 2:11:27  Maria Guida (ITA) 2:30:42
2002  Vincent Kipsos (KEN) 2:09:30  Maria Cocchetti (ITA) 2:33:06
2003  Frederick Cherono (KEN) 2:08:47  Gloria Marconi (ITA) 2:29:35
2004  Ruggero Pertile (ITA) 2:10:12  Ornella Ferrara (ITA) 2:27:49
2005  Alberico di Cecco (ITA) 2:08:02  Silviya Skvortsova (RUS) 2:28:01
2006  David Kipkorir (KEN) 2:08:38  Tetyana Hladyr (UKR) 2:25:44
2007  Elias Chelimo Kemboi (KEN) 2:09:36  Souad Ait Salem (ALG) 2:25:08
2008  Jonathan Kiptoo Yego (KEN) 2:09:57  Galina Bogomolova (RUS) 2:22:53
2009  Benjamin Kiptoo (KEN) 2:07:17  Firehiwot Dado (ETH) 2:27:08
2010  Siraj Gena (ETH) 2:08:39  Firehiwot Dado (ETH) 2:25:28
2011  Dickson Chumba (KEN) 2:08:45  Firehiwot Dado (ETH) 2:24:13
2012  Luka Kanda (KEN) 2:08:04  Hellen Kimutai (KEN) 2:31:11
2013  Getachew Negari Terfa (ETH) 2:07:56  Helena Kirop (KEN) 2:24:40
2014  Shume Hailu (ETH) 2:09:47  Ayelu Lemma (ETH) 2:34:49

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wallace-Jones, Sean (2000-01-01). Loroupe retains Marathon Crown at dawn of New Millennium. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-04-22.
  2. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2010-03-21). Ethiopian double as Rome celebrates Bikila – Rome Marathon report. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-03-22.
List of winners

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