Antalya Marathon

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Antalya Marathon
Location Antalya, Turkey
Event type Road
Distance Marathon
Primary sponsor Öger Tours, Germany
Established 2006; 11 years ago (2006)
Course records men's: 2:16:14 (2008),
women's: 2:42:55 (2008)
Official site http://www.runtalya.de/home.html?L=1

Antalya Marathon (Turkish: Antalya Maratonu), officially International Öger Antalya Marathon (Turkish: Uluslararası Öger Antalya Maratonu), shortly Runtalya, is an international athletic event that takes place in Antalya annually since 2006. The marathon is organized in March. Sponspored by the Germany-based Öger Tours of Turkish-German Vural Öger,[1] it is the second only marathon race in Turkey to Istanbul Marathon.[2] Master men, master women and wheelchair competitions, as well as 4 km (2.5 mi) public run are held during the event.[3]

Most of the competitors come from Germany. In 2008, 165 of the 351 athletes, who finished the race, were Germans.

The course is a turning point route, which is measured by IAAF rules. The route runs through the old city past Yivliminare Mosque and Hadrian's Gate shortly after the start line at Antalya Museum (since 2008), and continues then parallel to the cliffy coast towards east. Lara, Antalya is the finish line for the 10 km race, and the turning point for half marathon runners. Marathon athletes return past the themed 5- to 7-star hotels at Lara Beach. All race categories end in Antalya Atatürk Stadium.[3][4]

The race organization committee decided not to invite athletes from Africa anymore beginning with the 2010 event.[5]

Records[edit]

Marathon[6]
Half marathon
10 km

Winners[edit]

Key:   Course record

Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
2014[7] Bulgaria Shaban Mustafa 2:26:34 Turkey Svetlana Sepeleva 2:56:52
2013[8] Turkey Murat Kaya 2:36:35 Turkey Lütfiye Kaya 3:01:29
2012[4] Turkey Yücel Aydin 2:34:08 Turkey Lütfiye Kaya 2:52:21
2011 Turkey Ahmet Arslan 2:38:09 Germany Birgit Lennartz 3:04:00
2010 Germany Sascha Velten[5] 2:36:46 Germany Birgit Lennartz 3:10:30
2009 Kenya John Musila Kioko 2:18:00 Russia Nadeschda Semiletowa 2:44:19
2008 Kenya Phillip Makau Muia 2:16:13,1 Netherlands Kristijna Loonen 2:42:54.9
2007 Kenya William Kimutai Kurgat 2:19:23,8 Tanzania Monica Samila 2:49:47.4
2006 Kenya Maurice Wambua Mukuthi 2:21:12 Ukraine Rimma Dubowik 2:54:38

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duwe, Klaus (2007-03-18). "Erfolgsgeschichten". Marathon4You (in German). Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  2. ^ "Reise ins Marathon-Entwicklungsland". Focus Online (in German). 2008-03-06. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  3. ^ a b Duwe, Klaus (2011-03-06). "Runtalya extrem - der 6. Antalya Marathon 2011". Marathon4You (in German). Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  4. ^ a b Duwe, Klaus (2012-03-04). "Türkisches Marathonfest". Marathon4You (in German). Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  5. ^ a b "Velten gewinnt den Antalya-Marathon". RP Online (in German). 2010-03-07. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  6. ^ "Marathon d'Antalya" (in French). Marathon Info. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  7. ^ "Runtalya 2014-Marathon Gender Results". Runtalya. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  8. ^ "Runtalya 2013-Marathon Gender Results" (PDF). Runtalya. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 

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