Düsseldorf Marathon

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Düsseldorf Marathon
Duesseldorf-Rheinstimmung.jpg
The banks of the Rhine feature heavily in the marathon course
DateLate April or early May
LocationDüsseldorf, Germany
Event typeRoad
DistanceMarathon
Primary sponsorMetro
Established2003
Course recordsMen's: 2:07:48 (2013)
Ethiopia Dereje Debele
Women's: 2:25:25 (2018)
Belarus Volha Mazuronak
Official siteDüsseldorf Marathon
Participants2,496 (2019)

The Düsseldorf Marathon is an annual marathon race in Düsseldorf, Germany in early May.

Organised by Jan-Henning Winschermann (via rhein-marathon düsseldorf e.V.),[1] the race was first held in 2003.

The course runs through parts of the city and alongside the banks of the Rhine. It is a double-looped format and the route is generally a flat one.[2] Almost 3000 runners completed the course at the race held in 2010.[3] The race day also includes other events, such as a marathon road relay and over 10,000 people participate on an annual basis.[4][5] Some 14,000 runners took part in 2011.[6]

The race is a member of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and also the German Road Races group.[7] It is sponsored by Metro Group, a large international retailer based in the same city.[8]

The men's course record was set at the 2013 race, when Dereje Debele won with a time of 2:07:48 hours,[9] while the women's course record was set by Agnes Jeruto Barsosio in 2012, with a time of 2:25:49.[10] Kenya has been the most successful nationality in the men's race. The women's race has seen mostly Germans top the podium.

Past winners[edit]

Key:   Course record

Edition Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
1st 2003  Gideon Koech (KEN) 2:20:45  Joyce Kandie (KEN) 2:55:44
2nd 2004  Carsten Eich (GER) 2:14:06  Dorota Ustianowska (POL) 2:39:41
3rd 2005  Alan Wendell Silva (BRA) 2:17:19  Luminita Zaituc (GER) 2:26:44
4th 2006  Julius Rop (KEN) 2:15:56  Luminita Zaituc (GER) 2:34:53
5th 2007  Bellor Yator (KEN) 2:09:47  Luminita Zaituc (GER) 2:29:37
6th 2008  Yaser Mansour (QAT)[11] 2:11:15  Melanie Kraus (GER) 2:33:36
7th 2009  David Langat (KEN) 2:10:46  Susanne Hahn (GER) 2:29:26
8th 2010  Iaroslav Mușinschi (MDA) 2:08:32 (NR)  Natalya Volgina (RUS) 2:30:47
9th 2011  Nahashon Kimaiyo (KEN) 2:10:54  Merima Mohammed (ETH) 2:28:15
10th 2012  Seboka Dibaba (ETH) 2:08:27  Agnes Barsosio (KEN) 2:25:49
11th 2013  Dereje Debele (ETH) 2:07:48  Melkam Gizaw (ETH) 2:26:24
12th 2014  Gilbert Yegon (KEN) 2:08:07  Annie Bersagel (USA) 2:28:59
13th 2015  Marius Ionescu (ROM) 2:13:19  Annie Bersagel (USA) 2:28:28
14th 2016  Japhet Kosgei (KEN) 2:10:46  Zsófia Erdélyi (HUN) 2:35:37
15th 2017  Robert Chemonges (UGA) 2:10:30 [12]  Doroteia Peixoto (POR) 2:31:56
16th 2018  Gilbert Yegon (KEN) 2:13:55  Volha Mazuronak (BLR) 2:25:25
17th 2019  Tom Gröschel (GER) 2:13:49  Anja Scherl (GER) 2:32:56

References[edit]

  1. ^ Impressum. Düsseldorf Marathon. Retrieved on 2011-06-11.
  2. ^ Course. Düsseldorf Marathon. Retrieved on 2011-06-11.
  3. ^ METRO Group Marathon Düsseldorf. Marathon.de. Retrieved on 2011-06-11.
  4. ^ Wenig, Jorg (2009-05-03). Langat and Hahn prevail in Dusseldorf. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-06-11.
  5. ^ Wenig, Jorg (2010-05-02). 2:08:32 course record for Musinschi in Dusseldorf. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-06-10.
  6. ^ Wenig, Jorg (2011-05-09). Kimaiyo and Mohammed beat the heat at Dusseldorf Marathon. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-06-11.
  7. ^ Partner. Düsseldorf Marathon. Retrieved on 2011-06-11.
  8. ^ Information for all participants. Düsseldorf Marathon. Retrieved on 2011-06-11.
  9. ^ Race organisers (2013-04-28). Ethiopian double in Düsseldorf as Debele breaks course record. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-04-28.
  10. ^ Wenig, Jorg (2012-04-29). Tola and debutante Jeruto break course records in Düsseldorf. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-05-01.
  11. ^ The 2007 winner, Kenyan Bellor Minigwo Yator, repeated as winner in 2008 under his adopted Qatari name "Yaser Belal Mansour"
  12. ^ http://ergebnisse2.metro-marathon.de/liste_en.php?_event=M&_gender=M&_age_class=%25&limit=25

External links[edit]