Vienna City Marathon
The Vienna City Marathon is an annual marathon race over the classic distance of 42.195 km held in Vienna, Austria since 1984. The first edition was held on March 25, 1984 with a total of 794 competitors. It is Austria's largest road running event and the 2010 edition had record participation with 32,940 runners from 108 nations taking part in the day's races.
The route starts at the Vienna International Centre, traverses the Reichsbrücke and the traffic junction Praterstern on the left side of the Danube channel, then runs alongside the Ringstraße until reaching the Vienna State Opera. After crossing the left bank of the Wien river on Wienzeile to the Schönbrunn Palace, the route goes back to the Heldenplatz (via the Mariahilferstraße) where the half-marathon finishes. The full-marathon runners, however, are continuing past the Rathaus to the Alsergrund and to Friedensbrücke, crossing the Reichsbrücke once more to reach the Prater again. After having passed the Ernst-Happel-Stadion and the Lusthaus, the route leads over the Franzensbrücke to the Ringstraße where the runners reach the finish at the Heldenplatz.
The race day's events also include a marathon team relay event, a 4.2 km fun run and a half marathon. In 2011, Haile Gebrselassie ran the fastest ever time on Austrian soil for the distance. The 2012 edition saw Haile and Paula Radcliffe engage in a novel half marathon race, with Radcliffe receiving a head start 7:52 minutes (the difference between the two athletes personal bests). The Ethiopian easily won race.
Key: Course record Austrian championship race
|Date||Men's race||Time (h:m:s)||Women's race||Time (h:m:s)|
|April 14, 2013||Henry Sugut (KEN)||2:08:19||Flomena Cheyech (KEN)||2:24:34|
|April 15, 2012||Henry Sugut (KEN)||2:06:58||Fate Tola (ETH)||2:26:39|
|April 17, 2011||John Kiprotich (KEN)||2:08:29||Fate Tola (ETH)||2:26:21|
|April 18, 2010||Henry Sugut (KEN)||2:08:40||Hellen Jemaiyo Kimutai (KEN)||2:31:08|
|April 19, 2009||Gilbert Kirwa (KEN)||2:08:21||Andrea Mayr (AUT)||2:30:43|
|April 27, 2008||Abel Kirui (KEN)||2:07:38||Luminița Talpoș (ROM)||2:26:43|
|April 29, 2007||Luke Kibet (KEN)||2:10:07||Luminița Talpoș (ROM)||2:32:21|
|May 7, 2006||Lahoussine Mrikik (MAR)||2:08:20||Tomo Morimoto (JPN)||2:24:33|
|May 22, 2005||Mubarak Hassan Shami (QAT)||2:12:20||Florence Barsosio (KEN)||2:31:40|
|May 16, 2004||Samson Kandie (KEN)||2:08:35||Rosaria Console (ITA)||2:29:22|
|May 25, 2003||Joseph Chebet (KEN)||2:14:49||Lucilla Andreucci (ITA)||2:35:32|
|May 26, 2002||Moses Tanui (KEN)||2:10:25||Lyudmyla Pushkina (UKR)||2:32:03|
|May 20, 2001||Luís Novo (POR)||2:10:28||Jane Salumäe (EST)||2:30:00|
|May 21, 2000||Willy Cheruiyot Kipkirui (KEN)||2:08:48||Maura Viceconte (ITA)||2:23:47|
|May 30, 1999||Andrew Eyapan (KEN)||2:11:41||Florina Pana (ROM)||2:34:26|
|May 24, 1998||Moges Taye (ETH)||2:09:21||Irina Kazakova (FRA)||2:35:09|
|May 25, 1997||Hussein Ahmed Salah (DJI)||2:12:53||Tatyana Polovinskaya (UKR)||2:30:50|
|April 14, 1996||Dube Jillo (ETH)||2:12:51||Aurica Buia (ROM)||2:31:39|
|April 23, 1995||Piotr Prusik (POL)||2:15:23||Helena Javornik (SLO)||2:36:30|
|April 10, 1994||Joaquim Silva (POR)||2:10:42||Sissel Grottenberg (NOR)||2:36:17|
|April 18, 1993||Carlos Patricio (POR)||2:11:00||Bente Moe (NOR)||2:38:21|
|April 26, 1992||Karel David (TCH)||2:13:41||Pascaline Wangui (KEN)||2:40:50|
|April 14, 1991||Karel David (TCH)||2:12:25||Ludmila Melicherová (TCH)||2:37:14|
|April 22, 1990||Gidamis Shahanga (TAN)||2:09:28||Ludmila Melicherová (TCH)||2:33:19|
|April 16, 1989||Alfredo Shahanga (TAN)||2:10:28||Christa Vahlensieck (FRG)||2:34:47|
|April 10, 1988||Mirko Vindiš (YUG)||2:17:25||Glynis Penny (GBR)||2:36:49|
|April 5, 1987||Gerhard Hartmann (AUT)||2:16:10||Karina Leutner (AUT)||2:40:57|
|April 13, 1986||Gerhard Hartmann (AUT)||2:12:22||Birgit Lennartz (FRG)||2:38:31|
|March 31, 1985||Gerhard Hartmann (AUT)||2:14:59||Elena Tsukhlo (URS)||2:39:01|
|March 25, 1984||Antoni Niemczak (POL)||2:12:17||Renate Kieninger (FRG)||2:47:32|
Half marathon 
|Year||Men's race||Time (h:m:s)||Women's race||Time (h:m:s)|
|2013||Haile Gebrselassie (ETH)||1:01:14||N/A|
|2012||Haile Gebrselassie (ETH)||1:00:52||Paula Radcliffe (GBR)||1:12:03|
|2011||Haile Gebrselassie (ETH)||1:00:18||Cristina Fruzmuz (ROU)||1:15:43|
|2010||Rudi Brunner (ITA)||1:09:14||Esther Erb (USA)||1:17:30|
|2009||Manfred Heit (AUT)||1:11:45||Catherine Wilding (GBR)||1:24:21|
|2008||Thomas Langer (GER)||1:12:00||Alina-Adriana Istudor (ROU)||1:18:55|
|2007||Florian Prüller (AUT)||1:07:13||Daniela Cirlan (ROU)||1:16:11|
|2006||Hermann Achmüller (ITA)||1:07:57||Kate Allen (AUT)||1:14:24|
|2005||Roman Weger (AUT)||1:08:40||Susanne Pumper (AUT)||1:13:20|
- Beating the winds, Sugut and Kimutai take Vienna Marathon titles. IAAF (2010-04-18). Retrieved on 2010-04-22.
- Kiprotich and Tola the surprise winners in Vienna, Gebrselassie cruises 1:00:18 in the Half Marathon. IAAF (2011-04-17). Retrieved on 2011-04-18.
- Wenig, Jorg (2012-04-15). Sugut runs 2:06:58 while Tola defends; Haile beats Paula in chase in Vienna. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-04-21.
- List of winners
- Vienna Spring Marathon. Association of Road Racing Statisticians (2009-04-20). Retrieved on 2010-02-17.
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