Turin Marathon

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Turin Marathon
Turin piazza costello.JPG
Turin's Piazza Castello is the race start and end point
Date Mid-November
Location Turin, Italy
Event type Road
Distance Marathon
Established 1987
Official site Turin Marathon

The Turin Marathon (Italian: Maratona di Torino Gran Premio La Stampa) is an annual marathon race which takes place in Turin, Italy in November. The first edition of the modern race was held in 1987, although other marathon competitions have been held in the city prior to this, including sporadic races in the 1970s and early 1980s, and the earliest known instance of a race in 1897.[1][2] The competition holds IAAF Silver Label Road Race status and has been broadcast live on television by Italy's state broadcaster RAI.[3]

The marathon race is divided into two sections: the competitive race and the non-competitive race. Prizes are available for the best performers in the competitive events for both men and women. All participants in this competition must be registered with the Italian athletics federation (Federazione Italiana di Atletica Leggera). This race attracts a number of international, professional runners each year, with Kenyans and Ethiopian athletes comprising the main competition against the national-level Italian athletes.[4]

The non-competitive race is a fun run which is open to the public, although runners must attend a compulsory medical before taking part.[4] The race day also includes two further competitions; the Stratorino (a 6 km fun run and walk in the city) and the junior marathon (a 1 km race for children) are available to the public and proceeds go to charity.[1] Over 2500 runners took part in the marathon in 2010. Some 7000 people took part in the Stratorino in 2010, while the junior kilometre race attracted a field of 12,000 fun runners.[5]

The course of the marathon race begins in Piazza Castello in the centre of Turin. The oval, looped circuit of 42.195 km heads out of the city and passes a number of surrounding villages in the area in the following order: Moncalieri, Nichelino, Beinasco, Orbassano, Rivalta, Rivoli and Collegno. After reaching Collegno, the course heads eastwards back towards Piazza Castello in Turin, which is the finishing point for the race.[6] The current course records for the competition are 2:07:45 for men (set by Simretu Alemayehu in 2001) and 2:26:22 for women (set by Agnes Kiprop in 2009).[2]

The competition was previously held in April but it changed to its current mid-November timing for the 2010 edition.[7] In earlier editions, the course was held elsewhere in the Province of Turin, tracing a path from Susa to Avigliana. It was known as the Susavigliana Marathon during this period between 1987 and 1990.[2]

Precursors to the modern competition include the Turin International Marathon, which was held annually from 1919 to 1933. The marathon event for the inaugural 1934 European Athletics Championships was held the following year.[2] The city also hosts the annual Turin Half Marathon, which is organised by the same group as the full marathon and takes place in September.[8]

Past winners[edit]

Key:       Course record       Italian championship race       Short course

Edition Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
I 1987  Luigi Chiampo (ITA) 2:17:00  Maria Curatolo (ITA) 2:45:54
II 1988  Franco Borelli (ITA)
 Giampaolo Messina (ITA)
2:17:12  Silvana Cucchietti (ITA) 2:48:25
III 1989  Joseph Kipsang (KEN) 2:30:32  Cinzia Allasia (ITA) 3:07:21
IV 1990  Gianni Truschi (ITA) 2:13:17  Cinzia Allasia (ITA) 2:52:28
V 1991  Walter Durbano (ITA) 2:10:03  Alla Doudaeva (BLR) 2:39:41
VI 1992  Alessio Faustini (ITA) 2:11:03  Irina Sklyarenko (UKR) 2:37:39
VII 1993  Walter Durbano (ITA) 2:11:13  Emma Scaunich (ITA) 2:34:17
VIII 1994  Michael Kipkai (KEN) 2:10:08  Laura Fogli (ITA) 2:31:45
IX 1995  Sid-Ali Sakhri (ALG) 2:11:35  Rosanna Munerotto (ITA) 2:29:31
X 1996  Abel Gisemba (KEN) 2:11:41  Franca Fiacconi (ITA) 2:29:18
XI 1997  Joseph Chebet (KEN) 2:08:23  Jane Salumäe (EST) 2:27:04
XII 1998  Japhet Kosgei (KEN) 2:09:59  Franca Fiacconi (ITA) 2:30:21
XIII 1999  Sammy Korir (KEN) 2:08:27  Maria Guida (ITA) 2:28:28
XIV 2000  Simretu Alemayehu (ETH) 2:08:33  Florence Barsosio (KEN) 2:27:58
XV 2001  Simretu Alemayehu (ETH) 2:07:45  Tiziana Alagia (ITA) 2:27:54
XVI 2002  Alberico di Cecco (ITA) 2:10:27  Anastasia Ndereba (KEN) 2:29:25
XVII 2003  Daniele Caimmi (ITA) 2:10:08  Stine Larsen (NOR) 2:27:20
XVIII 2004  Frederick Cherono (KEN) 2:08:38  Helena Javornik (SLO) 2:31:13
XIX 2005  Danilo Goffi (ITA) 2:11:13  Beatrice Omwanza (KEN) 2:30:41
XX 2006  Stephen Kibiwott (KEN) 2:10:10  Jane Ekimat (KEN) 2:32:18
XXI 2007  Philemon Kirwa (KEN) 2:10:24  Anikó Kálovics (HUN) 2:29:24
XXII 2008  Stephen Kibiwott (KEN) 2:10:13  Vincenza Sicari (ITA) 2:29:51
XXIII 2009  Benson Barus (KEN) 2:09:07  Agnes Kiprop (KEN) 2:26:22
XXIV 2010  Ruggero Pertile (ITA) 2:10:58  Priscah Jeptoo (KEN) 2:27:02
XXV 2011  Ennaji El Idrissi (MAR) 2:08:13  Yuliya Ruban (UKR) 2:27:10
XXVI 2012  Patrick Terer (KEN) 2:10:34  Sharon Cherop (KEN) 2:23:57
XXVII 2013  Patrick Terer (KEN) 2:08:52  Ivana Iozzia (ITA) 2:34:52

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Turin:A City that Offers a Run Around History. Turin Marathon. Retrieved on 2010-11-13.
  2. ^ a b c d Wim van Hemert, Marty Post & Franco Civai (2009-04-23). Turin Marathon. Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 2010-11-13.
  3. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2008-04-11). Former winners Kibiwott and Tarbei headline Turin Marathon - PREVIEW. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-11-13.
  4. ^ a b Some Information about Turin Marathon. Turin Marathon. Retrieved on 2010-11-13.
  5. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2010-11-14). Pertile surprises in rainy Turin, Jeptoo takes women’s crown. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-11-14.
  6. ^ Map. Turin Marathon. Retrieved on 2010-11-13.
  7. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2010-11-12). Cherono vs Komen on tap in Turin – Preview. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-11-13.
  8. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2008-09-28). Meli, Kibarus take Turin Half Marathon wins. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-11-13.

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Coordinates: 45°04′19″N 7°41′08″E / 45.07194°N 7.68556°E / 45.07194; 7.68556