Stramilano

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The Stramilano is an annual athletics event which takes place in Milan, Italy in spring. The event comprises three parts: the Stramilano International Half Marathon (a professional road running competition over 21.0975 km), the La Stramilano dei 50.000 (English: Stramilano of the 50,000; a 10 km non-competitive run/walk open to the general public) and the Stramilanina – a 5 km event for younger people.[1]

The event was conceived in 1972 by the Italian Renato Cepparo. The idea took shape after the unexpected success of the Milan-Proserpio walk, a 43-km, "non-competitive" walk which Cepparo organized at the beginning with a handful of friends and then in an "open" format for anyone who wanted to take part starting from 18 September 1971.

The first Stramilano took place on 14 March 1972, as a nocturnal walk which ran along the entire outer ring road (about 22 km) and saw over 4,000 participants. Subsequently organisation was taken up by the sports group Fior di Roccia, and participation rose steadily until it settled at an average of 50,000 participants: for this reason the non-competitive race is called "Stramilano of the 50,000".

Over time, the event changed: the route was shortened (in 2008 it was cut down to 12 km and in 2009 it was further reduced to 10 km) and the non-competitive race was complemented, from 1976 by the "Stramilano Agonistica", reserved to professional athletes, run on the same distance as the "half marathon" (21 km and 97 m). Moreover, besides the main event the "Stramilanina" is also organised for children, with a route of only 6 km (reduced to 5 km in 2009). In the last few years this event has been taken up as a model and similar events take place in foreign cities, for example the Stralugano in Lugano, Switzerland.

Half marathon winners[edit]

The 1981 winner Robert de Castella (right) won the inaugural World Championships marathon two years later.
Kenyan Paul Tergat won an unrivalled six times consecutively from 1994–1999.
Anikó Kálovics of Hungary won three times in a row.

Key:       Course record       Italian championship race

Edition Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
1st 1972 ? Not held
2nd 1973 ?
3rd 1974 ?
4th 1975 Sig. Pigatello
5th 1976[2]  Victor Manuel Mora (COL) 1:01:42  Silvana Cruciata (ITA) 1:15:27
6th 1977  Mohamed Kedir (ETH) 1:03:26  Silvana Cruciata (ITA) 1:22:05
7th 1978  Franco Fava (ITA) 1:04:31  Silvana Cruciata (ITA) 1:18:44
8th 1979  Edmundo Warnke (CHI) 1:07:05  Barbara Moore (NZL) 1:18:30
9th 1980  Robele Wolde (ETH) 1:06:04 Not held
10th 1981  Robert de Castella (AUS) 1:04:52  Silvana Cruciata (ITA) 1:17:39
11th 1982  Mohamed Kedir (ETH) 1:01:02  Grete Waitz (NOR) 1:09:19
12th 1983  Alberto Cova (ITA) 1:03:28  Rosa Mota (POR) 1:13:22
13th 1984  Alberto Cova (ITA) 1:01:52  Laura Fogli (ITA) 1:14:10
14th 1985  Enzo Davoglio (ITA) 1:07:14  Carla Beurskens (NED) 1:12:30
15th 1986[2]  Alberto Cova (ITA) 1:02:04 Not held
16th 1987  Gelindo Bordin (ITA) 1:03:16
17th 1988  Diamantino dos Santos (BRA) 1:02:51
18th 1989 †  John Ngugi (KEN) 1:01:24
19th 1990  Moses Tanui (KEN) 1:01:43
20th 1991  Moses Tanui (KEN) 1:00:51
21st 1992  Moses Tanui (KEN) 1:01:06
22nd 1993[2]  Moses Tanui (KEN) 59:47  Rosanna Munerotto (ITA) 1:11:07
23rd 1994  Paul Tergat (KEN) 1:00:13  Maria Guida (ITA) 1:10:19
24th 1995[3]  Paul Tergat (KEN) 59:56 Not held
25th 1996[3]  Paul Tergat (KEN) 58:51
26th 1997  Paul Tergat (KEN) 1:00:23
27th 1998  Paul Tergat (KEN) 59:17
28th 1999  Paul Tergat (KEN) 59:22
29th 2000  Patrick Ivuti (KEN) 1:00:49
30th 2001  Patrick Ivuti (KEN) 1:00:42
31st 2002  Rachid Berradi (ITA) 1:00:20
32nd 2003  John Yuda (TAN) 1:00:25
33rd 2004  Robert Kipchumba (KEN) 1:00:21  Tiziana Alagia (ITA) 1:13:21
34th 2005  Wilson Kebenei (KEN) 1:00:11  Anikó Kálovics (HUN) 1:11:57
35th 2006  Paul Kimaiyo (KEN) 1:00:49  Anikó Kálovics (HUN) 1:10:55
36th 2007  Philemon Kipchumba Kisang (KEN) 1:00:55  Anikó Kálovics (HUN) 1:08:58
37th 2008  Philemon Kipchumba Kisang (KEN) 1:02:14  Maria Zeferina Baldaia (BRA) 1:13:50
38th 2009  Paul Kimaiyo Kimugul (KEN) 1:01:03  Aberu Kebede (ETH) 1:08:43
39th 2010  Moses Mosop (KEN) 59:20  Jane Jepkosgei Kiptoo (KEN) 1:09:52
40th 2011  Matthew Kisorio (KEN) 1:00:03  Ababel Eyeshaneh (ETH) 1:09:54
41st 2012[4]  Yacob Jarso (ETH) 1:01:07  Valeria Straneo (ITA) 1:08:48
42nd 2013[5]  Kiprop Limo (KEN) 1:01:49  Pauline Kahenya (KEN) 1:11:19
43rd 2014[6]  Thomas Lokomwa (KEN) 1:01:39  Lucy Wambui Murigi (KEN) 1:10:52
  • † = The 1989 event featured a women's 10 km race which was won by New Zealand's Mary O'Connor in a time of 34:16 minutes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stramilano Races. Stramilano. Retrieved on 2010-09-10.
  2. ^ a b c Course was shorter than full half marathon distance
  3. ^ a b Half marathon course short by 49 metres
  4. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2012-03-25). Jarso and Straneo beat the heat at the Stramilano. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-03-26.
  5. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2013-03-24). Limo and Kahenya win on rainy day in Milan. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-03-24.
  6. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2014-03-23). Lokomwa and Wambui continue Kenyan domination at the 2014 Stramilano half marathon. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-03-24.
List of winners

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