|Distance||Marathon, Half marathon, 10k, 5k|
Y. Chiba 2:13:43 (M; 2014)
T. Teshome 2:36:50 (F; 2014)
V. Žolnerovičs 1:05:40 (M; 2010)
J. Prokopčuka 1:10:27 (F; 2012)
The Riga Marathon is an annual road marathon, held in Riga, Latvia. The main sponsor of the marathon from 2007 to 2014 was Nordea, currently being sponsored by Lattelecom. It was established in 1991, but has only been a member of AIMS since 2007. It currently holds IAAF Bronze Label status.
Riga Marathon is one of the fastest growing marathons in Northern Europe. By 2013 the number of participants reached 20 020 people from 65 countries, of whom 1278 competed in the marathon distance. In 2010, however, there were 11 457 participants over five different distances, which already by then was an increase of 25% compared to 2009.
As of 2013, the prize money received by the winner of the marathon is 3000 euros, with the winner of the half marathon distance receiving 1000 euros. Money prizes are received also by the second and third place finishers, with additional 850 euros awarded to the highest placed Latvian runners in each of the distances.
The start and finish line of the marathon is traditionally set next to Riga Castle, and part of the track runs through the cobble-stoned streets of Old Riga as well as across Daugava river over both Vanšu and Southern Bridge.
Key: Course record
Key: Course record
|2014||Ibrahim Mukunga Wachira||Kenya||1:05:56||Jeļena Prokopčuka||Latvia||1:14:52|
|2013||Jānis Girgensons||Latvia||1:07:24||Jeļena Prokopčuka||Latvia||1:14:39|
|2012||Valērijs Žolnerovičs||Latvia||1:06:04||Jeļena Prokopčuka||Latvia||1:10:27|
|2011||Sergei Lukin||Russia||1:06:28||Lyubov Morgunova||Russia||1:15:01|
|2010||Valērijs Žolnerovičs||Latvia||1:05:40||Irene Chepkirui||Kenya||1:14:04|
|2009||Joel Kosgei Komen||Kenya||1:06:49||Daniela Fetcere||Latvia||1:23:05|
|2008||Pavel Loskutov||Estonia||1:05:52||Helen Decker||United Kingdom||1:20:00|
|2007||Dainius Saucikovas||Lithuania||1:09:17||Ilona Marhele||Latvia||1:22:21|
|2006||Viktors Sļesarenoks||Latvia||1:15:20||Anita Liepiņa||Latvia||1:33:43|
Victories by country
- Note: Marathon and Half Marathon statistics only
Winners by country
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