2013 World Championships in Athletics – Men's marathon

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Men's marathon
at the 2013 World Championships
Venue Luzhniki Stadium
Dates 17 August (final)
Competitors 69 from 39 nations
Winning time 2:09:51
gold medal 
silver medal 
bronze medal 
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The men's marathon at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Luzhniki Stadium and Moscow streets on 17 August.[1]

Coming through the half marathon in 1:05:10, the lead pack stayed formed until around the 30K mark with still about 13 with that group. Over the next 5K, contenders began to fall off the pace, first a pack of six were left, with two Ugandans; reigning Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich and Jackson Kiprop, with three Ethiopians; Lelisa Desisa, Tadese Tola and Tsegaye Kebede and Peter Kimeli Some the lone Kenyan. Kiprop fell back but Kentaro Nakamoto fought his way back to the pack as Kiprotich began experimenting with surges. Some and then Nakamoto started to fall behind. Kebede was next to go, followed by Tola, but Desisa stuck to Kiprotich like glue. Kiprotich crossed the roadway from side to side, more like match race sailboat tacking maneuvers and Delisa followed. Finally in the last kilometer, Kiprotich was able to make a gap. A meter became ten then fifty. A jubilant Kiprotich began throwing kisses to the crowd, crossing the finish line more than a hundred meters ahead of Delisa. Tola held on for third, with Kebede barely ahead of Nakamoto. Solonei da Silva and Paulo Roberto Paula came in together, so with four Ethiopians, two Ugandans and two Brazilians, three countries put at least a pair of runners into the top ten, while Kenya only managed one; Some in ninth.

The original 33rd placer, Jeremías Saloj of Guatemala, was disqualified after testing positive for erythropoietin (EPO).[2]


Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:[3]

World record  Patrick Makau Musyoki (KEN) 2:03:38 Berlin, Germany 25 September 2011
Championship record  Abel Kirui (KEN) 2:06:54 Berlin, Germany 22 August 2009
World Leading  Lelisa Desisa (ETH) 2:04:45 Dubai, United Arab Emirates 25 January 2013
African Record  Patrick Makau Musyoki (KEN) 2:03:38 Berlin, Germany 25 September 2011
Asian Record  Toshinari Takaoka (JPN) 2:06:26 Chicago, United States 13 October 2002
North, Central American and Caribbean record  Khalid Khannouchi (USA) 2:05:38 London, Great Britain 14 April 2002
South American Record  Ronaldo da Costa (BRA) 2:06:05 Berlin, Germany 20 September 1998
European Record  Benoit Zwierzchiewski (FRA) 2:06:36 Paris, France 6 April 2003
Oceanian record  Robert de Castella (AUS) 2:07:51 Boston, MA, United States 21 April 1986

Qualification standards[edit]



Date Time Round
17 August 2013 15:30 Final

All times are local times (UTC+4)


KEY: NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best


The race was started at 13:30.[5]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Stephen Kiprotich  Uganda (UGA) 2:09:51
2nd, silver medalist(s) Lelisa Desisa  Ethiopia (ETH) 2:10:12
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tadese Tola  Ethiopia (ETH) 2:10:23
4 Tsegaye Kebede  Ethiopia (ETH) 2:10:47
5 Kentaro Nakamoto  Japan (JPN) 2:10:50
6 Solonei da Silva  Brazil (BRA) 2:11:40 SB
7 Paulo Roberto Paula  Brazil (BRA) 2:11:40 SB
8 Yemane Tsegay  Ethiopia (ETH) 2:11:43 SB
9 Peter Kimeli Some  Kenya (KEN) 2:11:47
10 Jackson Kiprop  Uganda (UGA) 2:12:12
11 Beraki Beyene  Eritrea (ERI) 2:13:40 SB
12 Bernard Kipyego  Kenya (KEN) 2:14:01
13 Jeff Eggleston  United States (USA) 2:14:23 SB
14 Masakazu Fujiwara  Japan (JPN) 2:14:29
15 Javier Guerra  Spain (ESP) 2:14:33
16 Samuel Tsegay  Eritrea (ERI) 2:14:41 SB
17 Kazuhiro Maeda  Japan (JPN) 2:15:25
18 Yuki Kawauchi  Japan (JPN) 2:15:35
19 Abraham Kiplimo  Uganda (UGA) 2:16:25
20 Rob Watson  Canada (CAN) 2:16:28 SB
21 Paul Pollock  Ireland (IRL) 2:16:42 SB
22 Mustafa Mohamed  Sweden (SWE) 2:17:09 SB
23 Martin Dent  Australia (AUS) 2:17:11 SB
24 Aleksey A. Sokolov (Алексей Соколов)  Russia (RUS) 2:17:12
25 Michael Kipyego  Kenya (KEN) 2:17:47
26 Marius Ionescu  Romania (ROU) 2:18:31
27 Daniel Tapia  United States (USA) 2:18:32 SB
28 Benjamin Malaty  France (FRA) 2:19:21
29 Jordan Chipangama  Zambia (ZAM) 2:19:47
30 Miguel Ángel Almachi  Ecuador (ECU) 2:19:48 SB
31 Kiflom Sium  Eritrea (ERI) 2:20:01
32 Chang Chia-che  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 2:20:02 SB
33 Faustine Mussa  Tanzania (TAN) 2:20:51
34 Christian Kreienbühl   Switzerland (SUI) 2:21:17
35 Bat-Ochiryn Ser-Od  Mongolia (MGL) 2:21:55
36 Carlos Trujillo  United States (USA) 2:23:13 SB
37 Tilahun Aliyev  Azerbaijan (AZE) 2:23:32
38 Mohamed Ikoki Msandeki  Tanzania (TAN) 2:24:20 SB
39 Zohar Zemiro  Israel (ISR) 2:25:23
40 Michael Ott   Switzerland (SUI) 2:26:02
41 Vasyl Matviychuk  Ukraine (UKR) 2:26:21 SB
42 Sibusiso Nzima  South Africa (RSA) 2:26:32
43 Sung Ji-Hun  South Korea (KOR) 2:26:43
44 Yin Shujin  China (CHN) 2:27:19
45 Roman Prodius  Moldova (MDA) 2:29:08
46 Hendrick Ramaala  South Africa (RSA) 2:30:23
47 Sergiu Ciobanu  Moldova (MDA) 2:34:17 SB
48 Kim Young-Jin  South Korea (KOR) 2:35:53
49 Shawn Forrest  Australia (AUS) 2:39:09 SB
50 Mihail Krassilov  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 2:44:31 SB
52 Nicholas Kipkemboi  Kenya (KEN) DNF
52 Bernard Kiprop Koech  Kenya (KEN) DNF
52 Jobo Khatoane  Lesotho (LES) DNF
52 Tsepo Ramonene  Lesotho (LES) DNF
52 Mohamed Bilal  Morocco (MAR) DNF
52 Hafid Chani  Morocco (MAR) DNF
52 Hiroyuki Horibata  Japan (JPN) DNF
52 Feyisa Lilesa  Ethiopia (ETH) DNF
52 Ayam Lamdassem  Spain (ESP) DNF
52 Tayeb Filali  Algeria (ALG) DNF
52 Yared Asmerom  Eritrea (ERI) DNF
52 Yonas Kifle  Eritrea (ERI) DNF
52 José Antonio Uribe  Mexico (MEX) DNF
52 Michel Butter  Netherlands (NED) DNF
52 Hermano Ferreira  Portugal (POR) DNF
52 Jean Pierre Mvuyekure  Rwanda (RWA) DNF
52 Aadam Ismaeel Khamis  Bahrain (BHR) DNF
52 Wissem Hosni  Tunisia (TUN) DNF
53 Cephas Pasipamiri  Zimbabwe (ZIM) DNS
N/A Jeremías Saloj  Guatemala (GUA) 2:20:40 DQ (33rd)[2]


  1. ^ Start list
  2. ^ a b More than 1900 blood samples collected – Moscow 2013. IAAF (20 September 2013). Retrieved on 4 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Records & Lists – Marathon". IAAF. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  4. ^ IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 – Standards, All Russia Athletic Federation, 2012, retrieved 8 August 2013 
  5. ^ Final Results

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