Philadelphia Marathon

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Philadelphia Marathon
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Distance Marathon
Established 1954
Official site www.philadelphiamarathon.com

The Philadelphia Marathon (aka the Philadelphia Independence Marathon), founded in 1954, is an annual marathon sporting event hosted by the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the third Sunday of November each year. The course is a certified 42.195 kilometres (26.219 mi), and is sanctioned by the USA Track & Field.

History[edit]

In 2011, two competitors died. One was a 21-year-old student; the other was a 40-year-old experienced triathlete.[1]

In 2013, Gore-Tex was announced to be the title sponsor for the next three years.[2]

Course[edit]

The course begins and ends at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Throughout the race, runners travel through the heart of the city, including around City Hall. The course also features a trip along the Schuylkill River and a visit to Manayunk.

Runner information[edit]

The event also serves as a qualifying race for entry into the Boston Marathon for participants whose times meet age group bracketed standards. The race also features a state of the art timing system, using a small chip that attached to the back of each runner's bib that provides a 'chip time' for when the person has crossed the start and finish lines, as well as giving a traditional 'gun time'.

Awards[edit]

Several cash prizes are awarded.

  • 1st - $3500 one male & one female (Course Record Bonus: $1,500, one male & one female for each)
  • 2nd - $2000 one male & one female
  • 3rd - $1000 one male & one female
  • 4th - $750 one male & one female
  • 5th - $500 one male & one female
  • 1st - Masters - $1000 one male & one female
  • 1st - Philadelphian - $1,000 one male & one female (must be a resident of Philadelphia County, determined by ZIP code)
  • 1st - Wheelchair - $1000

All runners receive a Philadelphia Marathon T-shirt, a Finisher Medal, a result postcard with individual information, and a Finisher Certificate.

8K[edit]

The Rothman Institute sponsors an 8-km (about 5 miles) companion race to the Philadelphia Marathon. This race follows a shorter loop of the marathon. Each runner receives a T-shirt and a postcard with his/her results.

Winners[edit]

Year Men's time Men's winner Country Women's time Women's winner Country
18 Nov, 2012 2:17:49 Michael McKeeman  United States 2:35:37 Irina Mashkantseva  Russia
20 Nov, 2011 2:19:16 Folisho Tuko  United States 2:35:46 Mariska Kramer  Netherlands
22 Nov, 2010 2:21:28 Daniel Vassallo (MA)  United States 2:38:55 Mariska Kramer  Netherlands
22 Nov, 2009 2:17:15 John Crews (NC)  United States 2:46:44 Jutta Merilainen  Finland
23 Nov, 2008 2:19:57 Andrey Toptun  Ukraine 2:44:02 Vera Ovcharuk  Ukraine
18 Nov, 2007 2:25:01 Timothy Psitet  Kenya 2:42:05 Kristin Price (NC)  United States
19 Nov, 2006 2:17:09 Hosea Kimutai  Kenya 2:40:31 Maryina Bychkova  Russia
20 Nov, 2005 2:21:02 Joseph Ndiritu-2  Kenya 2:43:07 Emily Kroshus  Canada
21 Nov, 2004 2:19:43 Michael Korir-2  Kenya 2:41:57 Larisa Mikhailova  Russia
23 Nov, 2003 2:16:47 Joseph Ndiritu  Kenya 2:45:05 Seana Carmean (MA)  United States
24 Nov, 2002 2:18:43 Michael Korir  Kenya 2:39:47 Tatyana Maslova  Russia
18 Nov, 2001 2:21:07 Gennadiy Temnikov  Russia 2:41:05 Elena Plastinina  Ukraine
19 Nov, 2000 2:18:03 Brian Clas (NY)  United States 2:41:56 Elvira Kolpakova  Russia
21 Nov, 1999 2:25:46 Tesfaye Bekele  Ethiopia 2:37:59 Anne Marie Lauck (NJ)  United States
22 Nov, 1998 2:24:12 Ryan Grote (NJ)  United States 2:44:59 Jan Wanklyn-2  United States
23 Nov, 1997 2:19:03 Gavin Gaynor (PA)  United States 2:41:35 Sarah Hunter  Canada
24 Nov, 1996 2:19:55 Nikolic Srba  Yugoslavia 2:50:01 Bea Marie Altieri (MD)  United States
19 Nov, 1995 2:20:15 Mark Andrews (NC)  United States 2:39:54 Jeanne Peterson (NY)  United States
20 Nov, 1994 2:21:22 Charles Crabb (PA)  United States 2:52:08 Jan Wanklyn (PA)  United States
Not held 1990-93
1989 2:22 Tim Wunch  United States
1988 2:32:23 Fred Schneck (PA)  United States
29 Nov, 1987 2:24:08 Tim Wunsch  United States 2:54:12 Lori Lawson  United States
23 Nov, 1986 2:25:25 Ira Meyers (PA)  United States 2:47:15 Doreen Mastalli (NY)  United States
24 Nov, 1985 2:18:27a Derrick Adamson-2  United States 2:38:30a Sandra Mewett  Bermuda
25 Nov, 1984 2:16:39a Derrick Adamson  Jamaica 2:42:30a Barbara Filtuze (PA)  United States
27 Nov, 1983 2:15:26a Sam Pelletier (ME)  United States 2:36:38a Jane Welzel  United States
28 Nov, 1982 2:14:59a William Scholl (NJ)  United States 2:34:28a Jan Yerkes-2  United States
29 Nov, 1981 2:17:25a Dave Patterson (PA)  United States 2:39:11a Jan Yerkes (PA)  United States
30 Nov, 1980 2:26:18 William Devoe  United States 3:04:36 Pam Borowsky  United States
25 Nov, 1979 2:30:06 Richard Hayden  United States 3:05:21 Chris Schilling  United States
26 Nov, 1978 2:22:38 Richard diSebastian-2  United States 2:56:05 Carol Geig  United States
1977 2:25:59 Richard diSebastian  United States
none
1976 2:24:59.6 Dave Patterson  United States
29 Nov, 1975 2:26:12 Carlo Cherubino &
Larry Frederick
 United States 3:04:44 Nancy Kent Cornell
01 Dec, 1974 2:21:57 Bill Rodgers (MA)  United States 3:25:33 Mary Devlin  United States
25 Nov, 1973 2:29:44.4 Bill Bragg  United States
26 Nov, 1972 2:27:29.5 Rick Bayko  United States
28 Nov, 1971 2:26:44.8 Moses Mayfield-2  United States
29 Nov, 1970 2:24:29 Moses Mayfield  United States
none
30 Nov, 1969 2:32:52.4 Leo Duart  United States
none
1968 2:36:35.6 Jim McDonagh  United States
03 Dec, 1967 2:24:23 Bill Clark (CA)  United States
none
18 Dec, 1966 2:24:43.4 Amby Burfoot (CT)  United States 3:58:39 Sue Morse  United States
26 Dec, 1965 2:34:07.6 Tom Osler (NJ)  United States
none
24 Jan, 1965 2:37:23 John Kelly (NY)  United States
none
19 Jan, 1964 2:20:05 Adolf Gruber-2  Austria
none
27 Jan, 1963 2:39:49 Adolf Gruber  Austria
none
28 Jan, 1962 2:33:13.6 Ted Corbitt -4  United States
none
Not held 1960-1961
25 Jan, 1959 2:29:43 Ted Corbitt-3  United States
none
05 Jan, 1958 2:26:44 Ted Corbitt-2  United States
none
27 Jan, 1957 2:31:19 Jack Barry-2  United States
none
29 Jan, 1956 2:36:09 Jack Barry (PA)  United States
none
30 Jan, 1955 2:25:23 Johnny J Kelley  United States
none
31 Jan, 1954 2:36:06 Ted Corbitt (NY)  United States
none


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gregory, Kia; Sapatkin, Don (November 21, 2011). "Philly runners' deaths point to dangers of extreme stress on the body". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2011-11-22. 
  2. ^ Tawa, Steve (October 3, 2013). "Gore-Tex Signs On as Title Sponsor for Philadelphia Marathon". CBS Philly. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°57′53″N 75°10′46″W / 39.96477°N 75.17952°W / 39.96477; -75.17952