Mombasa Marathon

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Mombasa Marathon
Date May
Location Mombasa, Kenya
Event type Road
Distance Marathon
Course records 2:12:12 (men)
2:38:44 (women)
See also #Course discrepancies

The Mombasa Marathon (also known as the Mombasa International Marathon[1]) is a marathon run in the Kenyan city of Mombasa.[2] Currently sponsored by Safaricom, the race takes place annually in May,[3] with the course's start and finish lines at Treasury Square in the city's Old Town area.[1]

History[edit]

The marathon was first run in 1985, though winner statistics for the 1985–1988 races are unknown.[4] Daniel Nzioka holds the record for most men's wins, with 3 (1988–1991). Grace Chebet holds the record for most women's wins, also with 3 (1995, 1998–99).[4]

The total prize fund for the 2010 race was KSh 816,000 (£6,308.40), with the winner's prize in both men's and women's categories standing at KSh 200,000 (£1,546.18).[5] The winners of the 2010 race were James Kariuki Mbugua and Tabitha Kibet, with times of 02:08:05 and 02:36:04 respectively.[6]

Past winners[edit]

Key:       Course recordShort course • † = Long course[4]

Edition Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
1st 1985 – 1988 Winners unknown
2nd
3rd
4th
5th 1989  Daniel Nzioka (KEN) 2:15:54  Florence Wangechi (KEN) 2:59:34
6th 1990  Daniel Nzioka (KEN) 2:17:06  Blanka James (TAN) 2:59:39
7th 1991  Daniel Nzioka (KEN) 2:20:09  Maria Grazia Navacchia (ITA) 2:51:41
8th 1992  Samuel Okemwa (KEN) 2:17:50  Florence Wangechi (KEN) 3:37:42
9th 1993  Nicolas Kioko (KEN) 2:13:16 ? ?
10th 1994  Zachariah Nyambaso (KEN) 2:12:12 ? ?
11th 1995  Abel Gisemba (KEN) 2:14:03  Grace Chebet (KEN) 3:04:35
12th 1996 ? ? ? ?
13th 1997 ? ? ? ?
14th 1998  Timothy Moni (KEN) 2:11:13  Grace Chebet (KEN) 2:38:44
15th 1999  Benjamin Matolo (KEN) 2:11:09  Grace Chebet (KEN) 2:34:00
16th 2000 ? ? ? ?
17th 2001 ? ? ? ?
18th 2002  Josephat Kipchoge Rop (KEN) 2:13:57 ? ?
19th 2003 ? ? ? ?
20th 2004[2]  Alex Malinga (UGA) 2:22:01 †  Jane Omoro (KEN) 3:08:13 †
21st 2005[2]  Johnstone Kemboi (KEN) 2:12:08  Oliver Mugoma (KEN) 2:49:30
22nd 2006  Philip Kemei (KEN) 2:11:06  Jane Wandahi (KEN) 2:39:53
23rd 2007[7]  Peter Kemboi (KEN) 2:09:21  Juliet Chepchirchir (KEN) 2:52:49
24th 2008[8]  Peter Mutisiya (KEN) 2:12:46  Phyllis Chelegat (KEN) 2:49:16
25th 2009[9]  Amos Choge (KEN) 2:13:44  Nelly Cheptoo (KEN) 2:54:38[10]
26th 2010[6]  James Kariuki Mbugua (KEN) 2:08:05  Tabitha Kibet (KEN) 2:36:04
27th 2011  Wilson Loyanai (KEN) 2:13:00  Rose Kerubo Nyangacha (KEN) 2:39:01

Course discrepancies[edit]

Since 1999, the course route has been shorter than standard.[4] During the 2004 race, the runners went off-course; reports suggested that the runners may have covered an additional 5 kilometres (3.1 mi).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ndunda, Ernest (14 April 2010). "Mombasa Marathon Attracts Funding". The Standard. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Njenga, Peter (1 May 2005). "Kemboi Takes Mombasa Marathon". International Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Mombasa International Marathon Set for May 9". AllAfrica. 14 April 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Civai, Franco (19 May 2010). "Mombasa Marathon". Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Stage Set for Mombasa marathon". Capital FM. 27 April 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Sheriff, Abdulrahman (9 May 2010). "Novice Sets Record Time in Mombasa Marathon". AllAfrica. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  7. ^ Okoth, Omulo (27 May 2007). "2:09:21 Course Record for Kemboi at Mombasa Marathon". International Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  8. ^ Sheriff, Abdulrahman (26 May 2008). "Athletics - Mutisya Wins Mombasa Race". AllAfrica. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Amos Choge Wins Mombasa marathon". NTV. 17 May 2009. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "Mombasa International Marathon Results, 2009". Labtet. 18 May 2009. Retrieved 24 January 2011.