San Francisco Marathon

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San Francisco Marathon
Date June, July or August
Location San Francisco, CA
Event type Road
Distance Marathon
Established 1977
Official site thesfmarathon.com

The San Francisco Marathon is a series of USATF certified road running events held each June, July or August in San Francisco, California that include a full marathon, two half marathons, and a 5K.[1] Except for in 1988, the marathon has been held annually since 1977.[2] The current marathon course forms a loop that starts and finishes on the Embarcadero near the Ferry Building.[1] The course runs past many notable landmarks in San Francisco including Fisherman's Wharf, Aquatic Park, the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, and AT&T Park.[3] The course briefly enters Marin County at the northern end of the Golden Gate Bridge.[4]

The first San Francisco Marathon was organized by the Pamakids Runners Club.[5] Athol Barton, a taxicab driver from Reno, Nevada, won the inaugural on July 10, 1977 in a time of 2:24:59.[2][6] Fewer than 900 ran this inaugural race.[6] The event's all-time record for marathon finishers came in 1983 with 7,231.[7] An estimated 7,800 runners participated in the various events in 2004[8] and 11,290 in 2005.[9] This number had increased to approximately 19,000 in 2008[10] and 21,000 in 2009[11] The 2009 event was hosted by ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes and Runner's World columnist Bart Yasso.[1]

The marathon course has undergone a number of changes since its inception.[2][6][12][13] In the late 1980s, the start was moved from Marin County to San Francisco.[14] In 1999, race organizers made a number of changes to make the course faster.[15] That year the course was altered to start and end near the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park and the run across the Golden Gate Bridge was eliminated.[15] Previous routes have taken the marathon along the Great Highway.[12] In 2002, the start/finish at Golden Gate Park was moved to the Embarcadero.[16]

The San Francisco Marathon is a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon.[17] In 2005, 356 of the 4,873 finishers qualified for Boston.[18] Of the 4,021 finishers in 2006, 277 qualified.[19]

The purse has also varied from year to year. In 1977, Barton took home a t-shirt for his efforts.[6] When Pete Pfitzinger won in 1986, he earned $5,000 and a new car.[6] Although many top runners were attracted to the $35,000 purse that was offered in 1998 ($10,000 for first place, $5,000 for second place, $2,500 for third place),[20] no prize money was offered from 1999 through 2001.[15][21][22] From 2002 to 2004, $10,000 was divided among the winners.[12][23][24] Prize money was not offered from 2005 to 2008, primarily due to lack of large sponsors.[25][26][27] Without the purse that comes with a large sponsor, the San Francisco Marathon has difficulty attracting world-class marathoners.[22][27][28]

In 2002, the San Francisco Marathon was the fictionalized backdrop for an episode of Monk entitled "Mr. Monk and the Marathon Man."[29]

List of winners[2][edit]

Date Men Country Time Women Country Time Finishers
June 16, 2013 Francois Lhuissier  United States 2:25:15 CR Anna Bretan  United States 2:42:26 CR 5827[30]
July 29, 2012 Nathan Krah  United States 2:26:44 Devon Crosby-Helms  United States 2:44:02 6494[31]
July 31, 2011 Michael Wardian  United States 2:27:06 Emily Field  United States 2:50:24 6020[32]
July 25, 2010 Keith Bechtol  United States 2:23:28 Emily Hardin  United States 2:51:54 5992[33]
July 26, 2009 Andrew Cook  United States 2:26:32 Yoko Shibui  Japan 2:46:34 5101[34]
August 3, 2008 Chad Worthen  United States 2:31:52 Lauren Gustafson  United States 2:52:33 4,354[35] 4,447[36]
July 29, 2007 Andrew Cook  United States 2:25:57 Yolanda Flamino  United States 2:43:41 4,250[37] 4,275[38]
July 30, 2006 Andrew Cook  United States 2:26:46 Julia Stamps  United States 2:54:55 4,021 [19][39] 4,062[38]
July 31, 2005 Tony Torres  United States 2:31:57 Sarah Hallas  United States 2:56:55 4,869[38] 4,873[18][40] 4,918[9]
August 1, 2004 John Weru  Kenya 2:33:41 Susan Loken  United States 2:50:21 2,665[38][41]
July 27, 2003 Patrick Kamau  Kenya 2:35:11 Lucy Carr  United States 3:02:00 1,891[42]
July 28, 2002 Nate Bowen  United States 2:31:46 Magdalena Lewy  United States 2:50:11 1,920[43]
July 8, 2001 Vytautas Ezerskis  Lithuania 2:30:53 Micha Lowe  United States 3:12:10 2,249[44]
July 9, 2000 Michael Buchanan  United States 2:32:49 Lisa Murphy  United States 3:08:15 2,345[45]
July 11, 1999 Brad Hawthorne  United States 2:24:36 Patti Smith  United States 3:09:44
July 12, 1998 Hamid Oubadriss  France 2:23:54 Salina Chirchir  Kenya 2:45:36
July 13, 1997 Hamid Miloudi  Algeria 2:26:49 Kristen Orre  United States 3:02:33
July 14, 1996 Brad Lael  United States 2:37:27 Margee Brown  United States 2:57:45
July 9, 1995 Hector Lopez  Mexico 2:23:38 Lisa Kelp  United States 2:51:12
July 31, 1994 Patrick Muturi  Kenya 2:17:34 Karolina Szabo  Hungary 2:44:34
July 18, 1993 Driss Dacha  Morocco 2:20:02 Tatiana Titova  Russia 2:40:32
August 30, 1992 Sergio Jimenez  Mexico 2:16:44 Irina Bogachova  Kyrgyzstan 2:36:54
June 23, 1991 Daniel Martinez  United States 2:15:31 Lesley Ann Lehane  United States 2:35:33
July 1, 1990 Antonio Niemczak  Poland 2:13:48 Janis Klecker  United States 2:39:52
July 9, 1989 Ernest Tjela  Lesotho 2:15:01 Stephanie Robertson  United States 3:09:08
1988 (not held)
July 19, 1987 Mehmet Terzi  Turkey 2:14:07 Eileen Claugus  United States 2:39:02
July 20, 1986 Pete Pfitzinger  United States 2:13:29 Maria Trujillo  United States 2:37:58
July 21, 1985 Ric Sayre  United States 2:15:07 Kersti Jakobsen  Denmark 2:38:04
August 9, 1984 Simon Kigen  Kenya 2:10:18 Katy Schilly  United States 2:35:56
July 24, 1983 Pete Pfitzinger  United States 2:14:45 Janis Klecker  United States 2:51:12 7,231[7]
July 11, 1982 Miguel Tibaduiza  Colombia 2:14:32 Nancy Ditz  United States 2:44:34
July 12, 1981 Harold Schulz  United States 2:15:17 Laurie Binder  United States 2:40:32
July 13, 1980 Antonio Ramirez  United States 2:18:15 Joann Dahlkoetter  United States 2:36:54
July 8, 1979 John Moreno  United States 2:18:54 Carol Young  United States 2:35:33
July 9, 1978 Steven Palladino  United States 2:21:15 Sue Petersen  United States 2:39:52
July 10, 1977 Athol Barton  New Zealand 2:24:59 Tena Harms  United States 3:09:08
  • CR = course record since the addition of the Golden Gate Bridge out and back[46]

Country summary[edit]

Country Male
champions
Female
champions
Total
 United States 21 30 51
 Kenya 4 1 5
 Mexico 2 0 2
 Algeria 1 0 1
 Colombia 1 0 1
 Denmark 0 1 1
 France 1 0 1
 Hungary 0 1 1
 Japan 0 1 1
 Kyrgyzstan 0 1 1
 Lesotho 1 0 1
 Lithuania 1 0 1
 Morocco 1 0 1
 New Zealand 1 0 1
 Poland 1 0 1
 Russia 0 1 1
 Turkey 1 0 1

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