Salt Lake City Marathon

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Salt Lake City Marathon
Salt Lake City Marathon Logo.jpg
Logo for the Salt Lake City Marathon
Date April 10th-24th
Location Salt Lake City, Utah
Event type Road
Distance Marathon
Established 2004
Course records 2:15:14(M) 2:30:07(F)
Official site [www.saltlakecitymarathon.com]

The Salt Lake City Marathon is an annual marathon foot-race run entirely within Salt Lake City, Utah.

The 42.195-kilometre (26.219 mi) course begins at the Olympic Legacy Bridge at the University of Utah. It follows the base of the Wasatch Mountains before turning into the city's neighborhoods, passing through Liberty Park and finishing at the Olympic Legacy Plaza in the Gateway District downtown. A bike tour follows the entire length of the course, and a 5K and half marathon course each follow a portion of the full course, all ending at the Gateway.

History[edit]

The marathon was first organized in 2004 by Devine Racing, a Chicago-based race organization company.

In 2005, a bike tour was added. In 2006, a half-marathon was added, and the date of the race was moved from April to June. In 2007, the date was moved back to April. As of 2009 the event attracted nearly 9,000 participants, including all of the different distances. Prior to the 2009 event, reports surfaced that the winners from the 2008 race had not been paid their prize winnings.[1][2][3] Devine Racing reportedly made those payments prior to the 2009 race commencing.

In February of 2012, the Salt Lake City Marathon was purchased from Devine by US Road Sports & Entertainment Group. The 2012 event saw "no major flaws" and plentiful water, toilets, and medical aid stations.[4]

Winners[edit]

Year Male Winner Country Time Notes Female Winner Country Time Notes
2004 Gabriel Muchiri  Kenya 2:17:21 Lioudmila Kortchaguina  Russia 2:30:41
2005 Araya Haregot  Ethiopia 2:15:14 Course record Dorota Gruca  Poland 2:30:07 Course record
2006 Joseph Nguran  Kenya 2:16:41 Ilona Baranova  Ukraine 2:38:04
2007 Nelson Lebo  Kenya 2:21:17 Maria Portilla  Peru 2:40:47
2008 Genna Tufa  Ethiopia 2:23:10 Maria Portilla  Peru 2:40:26
2009 Joseph Mutinda  Kenya 2:16:38 Nadezda Tuptova  Russia 2:47:49
2010 Fritz Van de Kamp  United States 2:30:30 Nikki Kimball  United States 3:15:36
2011 Jonathan Ndambuki  Kenya 2:25:56 Keri Cannon  United States 3:09:07
2012 Fritz Van de Kamp  United States 2:25:58 Devra Vierkant  United States 2:54:56
2013 Bryant Jensen  United States 2:30:14 Becky Sondag  United States 3:06:32
2014 Fritz Van de Kamp  United States 2:28:18 Melanie Burnham  United States 3:02:46

References[edit]

  1. ^ KSL - Marathon may hit roadblock in South Salt Lake
  2. ^ Deseret News - Wire transfer keeps marathon on its feet
  3. ^ Salt Lake Tribune - Owner's legal problems not slowing Salt Lake City marathon registration
  4. ^ Salt Lake Tribune - Marathon: Utahns Fritz Van de Kamp, Devra Vierkant win

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