California International Marathon
|California International Marathon|
Runners at the 2015 CIM
|Location||between Folsom and Sacramento , California, United States.|
|Course records||M: 2:10:27 (1993)|
F: 2:27:33 (2014)
The California International Marathon (CIM) is a 26-mile, 385-yard road race in Northern California organized by the Sacramento Running Association. The course follows a historic gold miners' round beginning at Folsom Dam, passing through suburban Sacramento, and ending at the State Capitol. The race starts at an elevation of 366 ft. and finishes at an elevation of 26 ft.
In 1983, marathoner John Mansoor and entrepreneur Sally Edwards organized the first CIM, anticipating an opportunity to also be an Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier. CIM served as the United States National Marathon Championship for men in 1984 and for women in 1984, 1985, 1989, and 1993.It again served as the USA Marathon Championship in 2017 and 2018. On December 2, 1990, Waheed Karim set an Afghan national record with his 22nd place finish by covering the marathon distance in 2:28:46.
In 1988, Sacramento artist Phil Dynan became the first official race artist appointed by the CIM Board of Directors. Dynan's art was used for five years. His initial design showed a pack of runners with the Sierra foothills behind them.
List of winners
Key: Course record
- California International Marathon Homepage
- CIM History
- "California International Marathon". Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved March 21, 2011.
- "12th IAAF World Championships In Athletics: IAAF Statistics Handbook. Berlin 2009" (PDF). Monte Carlo: IAAF Media & Public Relations Department. 2009. pp. 494, 497. Archived from the original (pdf) on August 6, 2009. Retrieved March 21, 2011.
- "1990 Male Results". California International Marathon. Sacramento, California. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved March 21, 2011.