Stockholm Marathon

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Stockholm Marathon
Stockholm Marathon.jpg
Runners in the 2008 race
Date June
Location Stockholm, Sweden
Event type road
Distance Marathon
Established 1979
Course records 2:11:37 Hugh Jones, 1983
2:28:24 Grete Waitz, 1988
Official site www.stockholmmarathon.se

The Stockholm Marathon, known as the ASICS Stockholm Marathon for sponsorship reasons, is an annual marathon arranged in Stockholm, Sweden since 1979. It serves as the Swedish marathon championship race. At the 2009 Stockholm Marathon more than 18,500 participants (14,442 men and 4385 women) were registered.

Course[edit]

Course from 2010 onwards

The marathon starts adjacent to the 1912 Olympic Stadium and consists of two loops around the city, finishing with a three-quarter lap around the tracks of the Olympic Stadium. Until and including the 2009 edition, the two loops around the city differed only slightly from each other, but the major part of the loops were identical. However from 2010 the route was changed somewhat to make the loops more different from each other. Most notably, the first loop is now shorter, thus minimizing the number of trailing runners that the elite runners have to lap.

Date[edit]

The marathon normally takes place at the end of May or the beginning of June, They runs on a Saturday to 2010, they start at 02:00 pm, from 2011 they start 11:30 am. Thus distinguishing it from the majority of city marathons (London, New York, Paris) which take place on Sunday mornings, to minimise disruption to the city. This leads to a risk in some editions being held in considerable heat, and indeed has been, especially last years with temperatures around 30°C (85 °F).

The book The Ultimate Guide to International Marathons (1997), written by Dennis Craythorn and Rich Hanna, ranks the Stockholm Marathon as the best marathon in the world.[1]

Winners[edit]

Key:       Course record

Stockholm Marathon near Royal Palace, 2008
Stockholm Marathon on bridge Djurgårdsbron, 2007.

Men[edit]

Year Athlete Country Time (h:m:s)
1979 Jukka Toivola  Finland 2:17:35
1980 Jeff Wells  United States 2:15:49
1981 Bill Rodgers  United States 2:13:26
1982 Kjell-Erik Ståhl  Sweden - Hässleholms AIS 2:19:20
1983 Hugh Jones  United Kingdom 2:11:37
1984 Agapius Masong  Tanzania 2:13:47
1985 Tommy Persson  Sweden - Heleneholms IF 2:17:18
1986 Kjell-Erik Ståhl  Sweden - Enhörna IF 2:12:33
1987 Kevin Forster  United Kingdom 2:13:52
1988 Suleiman Nyambui  Tanzania 2:14:26
1989 Dave Clarke  United Kingdom 2:13:34
1990 Simon Robert Naali  Tanzania 2:13:04
1991 Åke Eriksson  Sweden - Hässelby SK 2:12:38
1992 Hugh Jones  United Kingdom 2:15:58
1993 Daniel Mbuli  South Africa 2:16:30
1994 Tesfaye Bekele  Ethiopia 2:14:06
1995 Åke Eriksson  Sweden - Hässelby SK 2:14:29
1996 Tesfaye Bekele  Ethiopia 2:15:05
1997 Benson Masya  Kenya 2:17:22
1998 Martin Ojuko  Kenya 2:16:12
1999 Alfred Shemweta  Sweden - Flemingsbergs SK 2:14:52
2000 Alfred Shemweta  Sweden - Flemingsbergs SK 2:18:49
2001 Anders Szalkai  Sweden - Spårvägens FK 2:18:17
2002 My Tahar Echchadli  Morocco 2:18:20
2003 Josphat Chemjor  Kenya 2:18:14
2004 Joseph Riri  Kenya 2:16:12
2005 Kasirayi Sita  Zimbabwe 2:13:28
2006 Philip Bandawe  Zimbabwe 2:17:01
2007 Philip Bandawe  Zimbabwe 2:20:56
2008 Willy Korir  Kenya 2:16:03
2009 Paul Kipkemei Kogo  Kenya 2:15:34
2010 Joseph Lagat  Kenya 2:12:48
2011 Shumi Gerbaba  Ethiopia 2:14:07
2012 Methkal Abu Drais  Jordan 2:19:16
2013 Shumi Gerbaba  Ethiopia 2:16:13
2014 Benjamin Bitok  Kenya 2:13:21

Women[edit]

Year Athlete Country Time (h:m:s)
1979 Heide Brenner  West Germany 2:47:06
1980 Ingrid Kristiansen  Norway 2:38:45
1981 Ingrid Kristiansen  Norway 2:41:34
1982 Ingrid Kristiansen  Norway 2:34:26
1983 Tuulikki Räisänen  Sweden - Enhörna IF 2:36:58
1984 Ria Van Landeghem  Belgium 2:34:13
1985 Jeanette Nordgren  Sweden - IK Vikingen 2:36:43
1986 Evy Palm  Sweden - Mölndals AIK 2:34:42
1987 Evy Palm  Sweden - Mölndals AIK 2:35:14
1988 Grete Waitz  Norway 2:28:24
1989 Evy Palm  Sweden - Mölndals AIK 2:33:26
1990 Midde Hamrin  Sweden - Mölndals AIK 2:37:07
1991 Midde Hamrin  Sweden - Mölndals AIK 2:36:15
1992 Linda Milo  Belgium 2:39:10
1993 Grete Kirkeberg  Norway 2:37:58
1994 Irina Sklarenko Ukraine Ukraine 2:40:34
1995 Ingmarie Nilsson  Sweden - Ullevi Friidrott 2:33:03
1996 Grete Kirkeberg  Norway 2:36:40
1997 Anita Håkenstad  Norway 2:33:26
1998 Grete Kirkeberg  Norway 2:37:39
1999 Marie Söderström-Lundberg  Sweden - Hässelby SK 2:36:55
2000 Marie Söderström-Lundberg  Sweden - Hässelby SK 2:37:57
2001 Esther Kiplagat  Kenya 2:29:55
2002 Lena Gavelin  Sweden - BIF Jamtrennarna 2:33:48
2003 Marie Söderström-Lundberg  Sweden - Hässelby SK 2:35:07
2004 Rita Jeptoo  Kenya 2:35:14
2005 Tina Maria Ramos  Spain 2:41:31
2006 Anna Rahm  Sweden - Rånäs 2:36:35
2007 Kirsten Melkevik Otterbu  Norway 2:37:02
2008 Isabellah Andersson  Sweden - Hässelby SK 2:34:14
2009 Isabellah Andersson  Sweden - Hässelby SK 2:33:52
2010 Isabellah Andersson  Sweden - Hässelby SK 2:31:35
2011 Isabellah Andersson  Sweden - Hässelby SK 2:37:28
2012 Derebe Godana  Ethiopia 2:40:19
2013 Isabellah Andersson  Sweden - Hässelby SK 2:33:49
2014 Isabellah Andersson  Sweden - Hässelby SK 2:32:28

References[edit]

  1. ^ Craythorn, Dennis; Hanna, Rich (1997). The Ultimate Guide to International Marathons. United States: Capital Road Race Publications. ISBN 978-0-9655187-0-3. 
List of winners

External links[edit]

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