Xiamen International Marathon
|Xiamen International Marathon|
Start & Finish: Conference & Exhibition Center
|Primary sponsor||Xiamen C&D Construction & Development Corp. Ltd.|
|Official site||Xiamen International Marathon|
The Xiamen International Marathon (Chinese: 厦门国际马拉松赛; pinyin: Xiàmén guójì mǎlāsōng sài) is an annual marathon race held in January in the coastal city of Xiamen in Fujian province, People's Republic of China. It is one of the prominent marathon races of the year. More than 50,000 runners took part in the race in 2010. The 2013 edition featured 73,896 entrants.
The Xiamen International Marathon, which began in 2003 and is deemed by the IAAF as a Gold Label Road Race, is famous for its coastal scenic course. The entire course follows the scenic sections of the coastal city. The 2010 edition of the race suffered from at least 30 instances of cheating, with some runners carrying multiple timing sensors or using public transport mid-course. Judges believed this was due to students attempting to gain bonus points for their National Higher Education Entrance Examinations.
Key: Course record
|Year||Men's winner||Time (h:m:s)||Women's winner||Time (h:m:s)|
|2014||Mariko Kiplagat Kipchumba (KEN)||2:08:03||Mare Dibaba (ETH)||2:21:37|
|2013||Negari Terfa (ETH)||2:07:32||Fatuma Sado (ETH)||2:27:35|
|2012||Peter Kamais (KEN)||2:07:37||Ashu Kasim (ETH)||2:23:09|
|2011||Robert Kipkorir Kipchumba (KEN)||2:08:00||Amane Gobena (ETH)||2:31:49|
|2010||Feyisa Lilesa (ETH)||2:08:47||Atsede Baysa (ETH)||2:28:53|
|2009||Samuel Muturi Mugo (KEN)||2:08:51||Chen Rong (CHN)||2:29:52|
|2008||Kiprotich Kenei (KEN)||2:09:49||Zhang Yingying (CHN)||2:22:38|
|2007||Li Zhuhong (CHN)||2:13:17||Zhu Xiaolin (CHN)||2:26:08|
|2006||Stephen Kamar (KEN)||2:10:46||Sun Weiwei (CHN)||2:26:32|
|2005||Raymond Kipkoech (KEN)||2:09:49||Zhou Chunxiu (CHN)||2:29:58|
|2004||James Moiben (KEN)||2:10:54||Zhou Chunxiu (CHN)||2:23:28|
|2003||Hailu Negussie (ETH)||2:09:03||Zhou Chunxiu (CHN)||2:34:16|
- Gallagher, Brendan (2010-01-22). China disqualifies marathon 'cheats'. The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved on 2010-02-11.
- "Negari wins Xiamen Marathon with new record". Retrieved 5 January 2013.