The banks of the Rhine feature heavily in the marathon course
|Official site||Düsseldorf Marathon|
Organised by Jan-Henning Winschermann (via rhein-marathon düsseldorf e.V.), 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. Almost 3000 runners completed the course at the race held in 2010. The race day also includes other events, such as a marathon road relay and over 10,000 people participate on an annual basis. Some 14,000 runners took part in 2011.
The race holds IAAF Bronze Label status, is a member of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and also the German Road Races group. It is sponsored by Metro Group, a large international retailer based in the same city.
The men's course record was set at the 2013 race, when Dereje Debele won with a time of 2:07:48 hours, while the women's course record was set by Agnes Jeruto Barsosio in 2012, with a time of 2:25:49. Kenya has been the most successful nationality in the men's race. The women's race has seen mostly Germans top the podium.
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)||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)||02:10:30 ||Doroteia Peixoto (POR)||2:31:56|
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- The 2007 winner, Kenyan Bellor Minigwo Yator, repeated as winner in 2008 under his adopted Qatari name "Yaser Belal Mansour"