Sabarmati Marathon

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Sabarmati Marathon
Sabarmati Marathon.png
Logo for Sabarmati Marathon 2013
Date December–January
Location Ahmedabad
Event type Road
Distance Marathon, Half Marathon
Established 2010
Official site sabarmatimarathon.net
Participants in 2011

Sabarmati Marathon is an annual marathon foot-race held in Ahmedabad. It is established in 2010.[1] It is held in December–January every year. It attracts large number of local as well as some foreign participants.[2]

Marathon[edit]

It is organized by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation in association with Amdavad Distance Runners.[3][4]

It has five categories: full marathon, half marathon, 7 km dream run, 5 km run for visually challenged persons and 5 km wheelchair run.[3]

History[edit]

Participants in 2014 edition

In 2011, more than 8000 persons including 73 foreigners took part in an event.[2]

In 3rd edition held on 6 January 2013, 15,689 runners, including foreign athletes took part. 528 in full Marathon, 1934 in Half-Marathon and 13,157 participated in 7 km dream run. 53 participated in 5 km run for visually challenged persons while 17 in 5 km wheelchair run.[5] Cyclothon was also organized on January 27, 2013.

The fourth edition of marathon was organized on January 5 and cyclothon on January 19, 2014. Around 17000 people participated in the marathon.[6]

Past Winners[edit]

Key:       Course record

Edition Year Men's winner Time Women's winner Time
1st 2010[7]  Tesfaye Girma Bekele (ETH) 2:35:00  Biruktayit Esheta (ETH) 2:17:00
2nd 2011[8]  Philemon Rotich (KEN) 2:12:02  Gadise Fita Megersa (ETH) 2:38:54
3rd 2013[9]  Wubishet Girum Zewde (ETH) 2:14:26  Jacquline Kiplimo (KEN) 2:36:57
4th 2014[6]  Shadrack Kipkogey (KEN) 2:14:18  Kiplimo Jacquline Nyetipei (KEN) 2:45:46

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marathon to be an annual affair now". The Indian Express. December 27, 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b News, TNN (December 23, 2011). "8,000 register for Sabarmati marathon". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Sabarmati Marathon Official Website". www.sabarmatimarathon.net. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Sabarmati Marathon 2011 today". The Indian Express. December 25, 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "15,689 runners for Sabarmati Marathon". Moneycontrol.com-wire news. PTI. January 5, 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Kenyans win Sabarmati Marathon". Deccan Chronicles. 2014-01-05. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  7. ^ Mehul Jani, Ruturaj Jadav (December 27, 2010). "Participants run in middle of traffic!". Ahmedabad Mirror. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Kenyan Rotich, Ethiopian Megersa win Sabarmati Marathon 2011". NDTV. December 26, 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "Sabarmati Marathon 2013: Ahmedabad gives cold a run". Daily News and Analysis. January 7, 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 

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