Siberian International Marathon

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Siberian International Marathon
Aleksei Tishchenko, the boxer.jpg
Aleksei Tishchenko promoting the 2010 Siberian International Marathon
Date First Saturday in August
Location Omsk, Siberia, Russia
Event type Road
Distance Marathon, 10K run
Established 1990
Official site

Siberian International Marathon (SIM) has been held in the city of Omsk since 1990, when the city was first opened to foreigners. The summer marathon is part of the City Days festivities. It takes place during the week of St. Ilya's Day, the patron saint of Omsk, in early August. The marathon itself takes place during the first Saturday of August. The winter half-marathon is during the January 7 Orthodox Christmas week.

The race date was moved forward a week in 2012 so that the start time exactly coincided with that of the 2012 Olympic men's marathon held in London.[1] It was delayed until September in 2013 due to the 2013 World Championships in Athletics being held in Moscow during that period.

It was organised in 1990 by Dmitri Khodko and Sergei Govrilov as an attempt to open Omsk to foreigners. Directors of the Los Angeles Marathon and the New York City Marathon actively participated in the first few years of the Siberian International Marathon. The first marathon was attended by 1800 athletes, including 32 foreigners from 9 countries one of which was British MP John Austin-Walker. Since the early 1990s, the marathon has attracted thousands of participants (and many foreigners) each year and the number is growing annually.

It is designated as an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, making it the only such competition in the country to hold IAAF status.[2] In spite of its international nature, only one foreign athlete (Cosmas Musyoka of Kenya) topped the podium at the competition between 1990 and 2010.


Currently, the events for the Siberian International Marathon include:

  • Marathon (42 km 195m - distance is certified by the AIMS). First 10 women and men receive monetary prizes.
  • Wheelchair marathon (42 km 195m). First 10 women and men receive monetary prizes.
  • Marathon relay (42 km 195m; 6 participants; legs of 5, 10, 5, 10, 5, and 7.195 kilometer). First 3 male and female teams receive monetary prizes.
  • Speedskating marathon (42 km 195m). Marathon on in-line skates. First 3 receive monetary prizes.

Past winners[edit]

Nadezhda Wijenberg won the women's race in 1994.

Key:       Course record

Edition Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
1st 1990  Yuri Porotov (RUS) 2:17:48  Galina Kuragina (RUS) 2:42:13
2nd 1991  Rustam Shagiev (RUS) 2:16:54  Natalia Repeshko (RUS) 2:38:46
3rd 1992  Nikolay Kerimov (RUS) 2:17:28  Lutsia Belyayeva (RUS) 2:32:15
4th 1993  Eduard Tukhbatullin (RUS) 2:13:03  Elena Razdrogina (RUS) 2:38:20
5th 1994  Rustam Shagiev (RUS) 2:17:05  Nadezhda Wijenberg (RUS) 2:33:49
6th 1995  Yakov Tolstikov (RUS) 2:14:37  Alina Ivanova (RUS) 2:32:21
7th 1996  Anatoliy Archakov (RUS) 2:15:20  Elena Razdrogina (RUS) 2:35:16
8th 1997  Vladimir Epanov (RUS) 2:15:54  Elvira Kolpakova (RUS) 2:35:22
9th 1998  Vladimir Netreba (RUS) 2:19:15  Alina Ivanova (RUS) 2:31:44
10th 1999  Mikhail Khobotov (RUS) 2:15:14  Anfisa Kosacheva (RUS) 2:35:09
11th 2000  Mikhail Khobotov (RUS) 2:18:05  Irina Timofeyeva (RUS) 2:34:07
12th 2001  Eduard Tukhbatullin (RUS) 2:20:43  Irina Safarova (RUS) 2:33:08
13th 2002  Cosmas Musyoka (KEN) 2:17:38  Albina Ivanova (RUS) 2:30:21
14th 2003  Mikhail Khobotov (RUS) 2:17:40  Anfisa Kosacheva (RUS) 2:40:16
15th 2004  Mikhail Khobotov (RUS) 2:14:44  Liliya Yadzhak (RUS) 2:39:53
16th 2005  Mikhail Khobotov (RUS) 2:20:23  Liliya Yadzhak (RUS) 2:39:14
17th 2006  Sergey Lukin (RUS) 2:16:41  Liliya Yadzhak (RUS) 2:38:40
18th 2007  Sergey Lukin (RUS) 2:18:39  Iraida Pudorkina (RUS) 2:39:00
19th 2008  Andrey Bryzgalov (RUS) 2:15:29  Liliya Yadzhak (RUS) 2:33:41
20th 2009  Sergey Lukin (RUS) 2:15:06  Yevgenia Danilova (RUS) 2:34:52
21st 2010  Oleg Marusin (RUS) 2:17:06  Marina Kovaleva (RUS) 2:39:45
22nd 2011  Keyo Kiplimo (KEN) 2:14:25  Nina Podnebesnova (RUS) 2:37:22
23rd 2012  Nikolay Grigorov (RUS) 2:49:06  Volha Mazuronak (BLR) 2:44:47
24th 2013  Ketema Nigusse (ETH) 2:13:23  Yevgenia Danilova (RUS) 2:31:50


  1. ^ Kurdyumova, Yelena & Porada, Sergey (2012-08-12). Heat takes a heavy toll in Omsk. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  2. ^ Danilova and Nigusse win Siberian International Marathon. IAAF (2013-09-22). Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
List of winners

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