Austin Marathon

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Austin Marathon
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2017 Austin Marathon presented by NXP
Date February 19, 2017
Location Austin, Texas
Event type Road
Distance Marathon
Established 1992
Official site www.youraustinmarathon.com

The Austin Marathon is an annual marathon held in Austin, Texas. It was founded in 1991 by Freescale Semiconductor, who served as title sponsor for fifteen years.[1] The marathon was sponsored by AT&T in 2007 and 2008, but ran with no title sponsor in 2009.[2] From 2010 to 2013, the race was called the LIVESTRONG Austin Marathon. Freescale returned as presenting sponsor in 2014 and 2015. NXP Semiconductors and Freescale completed their merger in December 2015,[3] with NXP becoming the presenting sponsor for 2016 and 2017. The Austin Half Marathon and Austin Marathon 5K are also part of the event. The Austin Marathon annually hosts runners from all 50 states and more than 20 countries around the world. The Austin Marathon presented by NXP will take place on February 19, 2017.

A health and fitness expo called the Marathon Marketplace precedes the event, where runners pick up their race packets. The Marathon Marketplace is held in the Palmer Events Center in Austin on the Friday and Saturday before the race, and typically involves over eighty vendors who set up tables and booths, to promote or sell athletic products.

The race starts at 2nd and Congress Avenue, several blocks south of the Texas State Capitol, and touches Austin landmarks and areas, such as downtown, the Colorado River, SoCo, Hyde Park, and the University of Texas at Austin campus, passing by Memorial Stadium. It also includes performances by live bands along the race route. The race ends near where it begins on Congress Avenue, just south of the Capitol.[4] The course is USATF certified.

Men's winners[edit]

Joseph Mutinda, a few seconds before winning the 2014 Austin Marathon with a time of 2:14:17. He was disqualified after he failed the drug test.[5]
DATE NAME ATHLETE COUNTRY WINNING TIME
February 14, 2016 Hayato Sonodo Japan Japan 2:23:30
February 15, 2015 Betram Keter Kenya Kenya 2:16:21
February 16, 2014 Joseph Mutinda[6] Kenya Kenya 2:14:17
February 17, 2013 Omar Martinez United States United States 2:35:09
February 19, 2012 Edward Kiptum Kenya Kenya 2:22:50
February 20, 2011 Keith Pierce United States United States 2:29:25
February 14, 2010 Keith Pierce United States United States 2:20:35
February 15, 2009 Jeremy Borling United States United States 2:30:05
February 17, 2008 Jacob Frey United States United States 2:20:38
February 18, 2007 Jynocel Basweti Kenya Kenya 2:14:02
February 19, 2006 Mindaugas Pukstas Lithuania Lithuania 2:13:43
February 13, 2005 Mikhail Khobotov Russia Russia 2:12:38
February 15, 2004 Andrzej Krzyścin Poland Poland 2:14:18
February 16, 2003 Andrzej Krzyścin Poland Poland 2:12:40
February 17, 2002 Andrzej Krzyścin Poland Poland 2:12:10
February 18, 2001 Mukhamet Nazipov Russia Russia 2:11:14
February 20, 2000 Janko Benša Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 2:14:18
February 14, 1999 Peter Fleming Scotland Scotland 2:17:14
February 15, 1998 Abderrahim Benredouane Morocco Morocco 2:16:45
February 16, 1997 Andrei Tarasov Russia Russia 2:16:52
February 18, 1996 Dmitriy Kapitanov Russia Russia 2:15:59
March 5, 1995 José Iniguez Mexico Mexico 2:16:27
March 6, 1994 Doug Kurtis United States United States 2:21:35
March 7, 1993 Brad Hawthorne United States United States 2:17:53
March 15, 1992 Alberto Puente Mexico Mexico 2:24:00

Women's winners[edit]

DATE NAME ATHLETE COUNTRY WINNING TIME
February 14, 2016 Chandi Moore United States United States 3:02:39
February 15, 2015 Cynthia Jerop Kenya Kenya 2:54:22
February 16, 2014 Marnie Staehly United States United States 2:57:27
February 17, 2013 Mariko Neveu United States United States 2:55:04
February 19, 2012 Shannon Bixler United States United States 3:02:28
February 20, 2011 Desiree Ficker United States United States 2:50:35
February 14, 2010 Elle Pishny United States United States 2:53:16
February 15, 2009 Elle Pishny United States United States 2:52:32
February 17, 2008 Lucy Hassell England England 2:36:26
February 18, 2007 Moges Zebenaye Ethiopia Ethiopia 2:39:46
February 19, 2006 Tatyana Pozdnyakova Ukraine Ukraine 2:34:23
February 13, 2005 Tatyana Borisova Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 2:31:01
February 15, 2004 Tatyana Borisova Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 2:30:40
February 16, 2003 Sylvia Skvortsova Russia Russia 2:37:22
February 17, 2002 Marian Sutton England England 2:31:43
February 18, 2001 Elena Paramonova Russia Russia 2:32:56
February 20, 2000 Tatyana Titova Russia Russia 2:34:03
February 14, 1999 Lydia Grigoryeva Russia Russia 2:35:38
February 15, 1998 Tamara Karlyakova Russia Russia 2:37:55
February 16, 1997 Alla Doudayeva Belarus Belarus 2:39:55
February 18, 1996 Svetlana Zakharova Russia Russia 2:36:45
March 5, 1995 Andrea Bowman United States United States 2:40:19
March 6, 1994 Irina Bondarchuk Russia Russia 2:42:22
March 7, 1993 Lori Norwood United States United States 2:47:08
March 15, 1992 Kay Jones United States United States 3:13:13

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