Salt Lake City Marathon
|Salt Lake City Marathon|
Logo for the Salt Lake City Marathon
|Location||Salt Lake City, Utah|
|Course records||2:15:14(M) 2:30:07(F)|
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.
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. Devine Racing reportedly made those payments prior to the 2009 race commencing.
In February 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.
|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|
- KSL - Marathon may hit roadblock in South Salt Lake
- Deseret News - Wire transfer keeps marathon on its feet
- Salt Lake Tribune - Owner's legal problems not slowing Salt Lake City marathon registration
- Salt Lake Tribune - Marathon: Utahns Fritz Van de Kamp, Devra Vierkant win
- Official Site
- US Road Sports & Entertainment Group (Organizers)
- The Salt Lake City Marathon at MarathonGuide.com
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