Dallas Marathon

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Dallas Marathon
DateDecember
LocationDallas, Texas
Event typeRoad
DistanceMarathon, Half Marathon, 5-Person Relay
EstablishedMarch 6, 1971 (50 years ago) (1971-03-06)
Course recordsMen: 2:12:04 (2006)
Moses Kororia
Women: 2:29:55 (2006)
Svetlana Ponomarenkoi
Official siteBMW Dallas Marathon

The Dallas Marathon (formerly known as the Dallas White Rock Marathon and also known as the BMW Dallas Marathon for sponsorship reasons) is an annual marathon road running event usually hosted in December by Dallas, Texas, and is Texas' oldest marathon,[citation needed] having been held every year since 1971 (with the exception of 2013[a] and 2020[b]). The marathon begins and ends in Downtown Dallas and runs around White Rock Lake. The race weekend also includes a 5K,[c] a 10K, a half marathon, a 2-person half marathon relay, a 5-person full marathon relay, and a 50K ultramarathon.

Dallas Marathon results can be used to qualify for the Boston Marathon.

Since naming a primary beneficiary in 1997, the Dallas Marathon has donated more than $3.8 million to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

History[edit]

Inspired by the American National Marathon in Galveston, Texas, Talmage Morrison, president of the Cross Country Club of Dallas, organized the inaugural "White Rock Marathon" on March 6, 1971.[5] Looping around White Rock Lake twice, the marathon had 82 participants and 61 finishers.[5]

In 1976, the race was moved from spring to the first Saturday in December because the new date historically offered good marathon-running weather.[5] As a result, the White Rock Lake Marathon was held twice that calendar year: once in February and once in December.[5]

The Dallas Marathon had been the first leg of the Marathons of Texas, a series of winter marathons held approximately one month apart from each other from December through February in Texas, along with the Houston Marathon and the Austin Marathon.[6]

In 2013, the race was cancelled the Friday before due to ice, with no refunds offered.[2]

In 2016, BMW signed on to become the title partner changing the official event name to the BMW Dallas Marathon.

The 2020 race was cancelled & deferred to the weekend of May 2, 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.[1][7] Entrants that year were given either refunds or deferred automatic entry to next year's.

Course[edit]

External images
image icon Course map of full marathon in 2004[8]
image icon Course map of full marathon in 2019[9]

Initial course[edit]

The first course ran around White Rock Lake twice, for 11.1 mi (17.9 km) each loop, and then went out 2 mi (3.2 km) and back.[5] This course was used from 1971 to 1973, when part of the road situated west of the lake was torn up four days after the marathon for capital improvement purposes.[5]

Three-loop course[edit]

The course was changed for the 1974 marathon to use a flat three-loop course situated on the eastern side of the lake.[10] This course was used for a few years.[10]

Current course[edit]

The current marathon course begins and ends at Dallas City Hall, and loops around White Rock Lake once.[11]

The half marathon course does not include the loop around the lake, while the 50K ultramarathon also includes an out-and-back leg on Santa Fe Trail.[11]

Winners[edit]

Key:    Course record (in bold)

Ed. Date Male winner Time[d] Female winner Time[d] Rf.
1 1971.03.06  Rick Richardson (USA) 2:38:09.4  Annabelle Corboy (USA) 4:12:25
2 1972.03.04  Paul Hoffman (CAN) 2:23:18 Terry Lea Samuelson Stransky (USA) 3:49:29
3 1973.03.03  Wayne Comer (USA) 2:37:45  Patti Price (USA) 4:27:45
4 1974.02.24  Terry Ziegler (USA) 2:19:18  Kathy Loper (USA) 3:13:48
5 1975.02.22  Terry Ziegler (USA) 2:26:07  Kathy Loper (USA) 3:00:54
6 1976.02.21  Don Kennedy (USA) 2:25:59  Dorothy Doolittle (USA) 2:53:43 [10]
7 1976.12.04  Jeff Wells (USA) 2:15:11  Jean Ohly (USA) 3:07:26
8 1977.12.03  John Lodwick (USA) 2:16:43  Marianne Pugh (USA) 2:56:55 [5]
9 1978.12.02  Tom Marino (USA) 2:18:55  Karen Cramond (USA) 2:48:36
10 1979.12.01  Kyle Heffner (USA) 2:14:30  Toni Bernhard (USA) 2:47:31
11 1980.12.06  Robert Wallace (AUS) 2:15:19  Martha Sartain (USA) 2:41:14
12 1981.12.05  David Milley (USA) 2:16:13  Julie Brown (USA) 2:33:39
13 1982.12.04  John Lodwick (USA) 2:12:18.0  Carol Urish (USA) 2:47:21.2 [12]
14 1983.12.04  Kyle Heffner (USA) 2:13:48  Sue Moen (USA) 2:49:54
15 1984.12.02  Bruce McKay (CAN) 2:20:20  Karen Lee Miller (USA) 2:58:04
16 1985.12.08  Ed Swiatocha (USA) 2:17:42  Carol Beck (USA) 2:49:42
17 1986.12.14  Ed Swiatocha (USA) 2:22:40  Hope Fullwood (USA) 2:55:37
18 1987.12.06  Mike Moloto (RSA) 2:22:42  Charlene Soby (USA) 2:55:45
19 1988.12.04  Andrés Espinosa (MEX) 2:16:13  Martha Ashley (USA) 2:46:30
20 1989.12.03  Andrés Espinosa (MEX) 2:16:19  Lisa Presedo (CAN) 2:41:47
21 1990.12.02  Jose Peña (MEX) 2:24:52  Jeni Peters (USA) 2:48:04
22 1991.12.01  Jim Sterling (USA) 2:25:53  Peggy Murphy (USA) 2:46:38
23 1992.12.06  J.P. Worcester (USA) 2:21:09  Mary Level (USA) 2:48:59
24 1993.12.05  Victor deJesus (MEX) 2:17:23  Sonya Betancourt (MEX) 2:39:23
25 1994.12.04  Juan Carlos Chavez (MEX) 2:19:42  Roxi Erickson (USA) 2:43:28
26 1995.12.10  Victor deJesus (MEX) 2:16:03  Alevtina Naumova (RUS) 2:39:49
27 1996.12.08  Gregorio Romo (MEX) 2:30:57  Shannon Compton (USA) 2:58:34
28 1997.12.07  Emilio Gonzalez (MEX) 2:26:06  Ena MacPherson (CAN) 3:07:21
29 1998.12.13  William Moore (USA) 2:20:37  Sheila Carmody (USA) 3:04:34
30 1999.12.05  Wayne Strohman (USA) 2:24:08  Lori Stitch (USA) 2:54:44
31 2000.12.10  Joel Ibarra (MEX) 2:26:27  Riva Rahl (USA) 2:54:20
32 2001.12.09  Joel Ibarra (USA) 2:27:23  Dana Bullard (USA) 2:59:01 [13]
33 2002.12.15  Ernie Caballero (USA) 2:33:13  Claudia Olivares (MEX) 3:02:41
34 2003.12.14  Nephat Kinyanjui Ngotho (KEN) 2:16:27  Lioudmila Kortchaguina (RUS) 2:37:06
35 2004.12.12  Elly Rono Kiplomo (KEN) 2:14:01  Liza Hunter (NZL) 2:38:24
36 2005.12.11  Pavel Andreyev (RUS) 2:15:24  Lioudmila Kortchaguina (CAN) 2:30:03
37 2006.12.10  Moses Kororia (KEN) 2:12:04  Svetlana Ponomarenko (RUS) 2:29:55
38 2007.12.09  James Koskei Kimutai (KEN) 2:15:09  Emily Samoei Chepkemoi (KEN) 2:35:25
39 2008.12.14  Henry Serem (KEN) 2:22:07  Svetlana Ponomarenko (RUS) 2:37:14
40 2009.12.13  Edward Tabut Kiptum (KEN) 2:16:53  Rose Chebet (KEN) 2:48:21
41 2010.12.05  James Kirwa (KEN) 2:18:37  Camille Herron (USA) 2:42:32
42 2011.12.04  John Itati Thuo (KEN) 2:17:21  Natalya Sergeyeva (RUS) 2:35:19
43 2012.12.09  Vladimir Safronov (RUS) 2:19:38  Nastassia Padalinskaya (BLR) 2:43:55
2013 cancelled due to ice [2]
44 2014.12.14  Jonathan Cheruiyot Kimutai (KEN) 2:17:11  Shitaye Gemechu Debelu (ETH) 2:46:46
45 2015.12.13  Logan Sherman (USA) 2:27:28  Jamie Vest (USA) 2:58:31
46 2016.12.11  Keith Pierce (USA) 2:29:28  Jordan Snyder (USA) 2:59:17
47 2017.12.10  Keith Pierce (USA) 2:27:16  Chandler Self (USA) 2:53:57
48 2018.12.09  Colby Mehman (USA) 2:22:40  Anna Corrigan (USA) 2:50:30
49 2019.12.15  Aaron Sherf (USA) 2:31:21  Lexie Greitzer (USA) 2:56:37
2020 postponed due to coronavirus pandemic [1]

Name history[edit]

  • 2017: BMW Dallas Marathon
  • 2016: BMW Dallas Marathon
  • 2015: Dallas Marathon
  • 2014: MetroPCS Dallas Marathon
  • 2013: Cancelled due to inclement weather conditions
  • 2012: MetroPCS Dallas Marathon[citation needed]
  • 2010: MetroPCS Dallas White Rock Marathon[citation needed]
  • 2009: MetroPCS Dallas White Rock Marathon, presented by NexBank[14]
  • 2008: Dallas White Rock Marathon presented by NexBank[15]
  • 2007: Wellstone's Dallas White Rock Marathon[16]
  • 2006: Wellstone's Dallas White Rock Marathon[17]
  • 2005: White Rock Marathon[18]

Deaths[edit]

In 1986, Edwin Brown died. He was 47. [19]

On December 14, 2008 Erin Lahr collapsed and died during the race. She was 29.[20]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Due to an ice storm known locally to Dallas and Fort Worth citizens as "Icepocalypse 2013".
  2. ^ Due to the coronavirus pandemic.[1]
  3. ^ The race was formerly known as "Cigna Mayor's Race 5K Presented by Oncor", which The Dallas Morning News found "awkwardly named".[2][3] The 5K is no longer named.[4]
  4. ^ a b h:m:s

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c https://web.archive.org/web/20201101020249/https://www.rundallas.com/2020/10/01/50th-anniversary-of-the-bmw-dallas-marathon-festival-moved-to-april-30-may-2-2021-now-part-of-the-new-bmw-pegasus-50th-challenge-including-a-chance-to-win-a-new-2021-special-edition-bmw-car/
  2. ^ a b c https://archive.is/20201210003927/https://www.dallasnews.com/news/2013/12/07/cancellation-of-dallas-marathon-leaves-runners-out-in-the-cold/
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20121220073455/http://www.dallasmarathon.com/mayors-race-5k/
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20201101005200/https://www.rundallas.com/events/bmw-dallas-marathon-festival/saturday-events/
  5. ^ a b c d e f g https://web.archive.org/web/20191127161057if_/https://www.rundallas.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/1977_Results_Book.pdf
  6. ^ "Marathons of Texas". Marathons of Texas. Retrieved 2007-02-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20201029041442/https://www.dallasnews.com/sports/other-sports/2020/10/01/bmw-dallas-marathons-50th-anniversary-weekend-rescheduled-for-april-30-may-2/
  8. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20041123021622/http://www.runtherock.com/course/map.html
  9. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20191215082430/https://www.dallasnews.com/news/transportation/2019/12/14/numerous-road-closures-afoot-sunday-as-dallas-marathon-makes-its-annual-run/
  10. ^ a b c https://web.archive.org/web/20191127161218if_/https://www.rundallas.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/1976-sp_Results_Book.pdf
  11. ^ a b https://web.archive.org/web/20191214215446if_/https://www.rundallas.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2019-DM-Graphical-Map-SUNDAY.pdf
  12. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20191127161245if_/https://www.rundallas.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/1982_Results_Book.pdf
  13. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20191127161105if_/https://www.rundallas.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2001_Results_book.pdf#page=4
  14. ^ Nexbank on Bankrate, Marathon presented by Nexbank
  15. ^ 2008 Dallas White Rock Marathon - Marathon - Marathon Results, Online Race Results.com, retrieved 2008-12-15, name, time, and pace only, search by participant to verify results
  16. ^ 2007 Wellstone Dallas White Rock Marathon - Marathon Results, Online Race Results.com, retrieved 2008-12-15, name, time, and pace only, search by participant to verify results
  17. ^ 2006 Wellstone Dallas White Rock Marathon - Marathon Results, Online Race Results.com, retrieved 2008-12-15, name, time, and pace only, search by participant to verify results
  18. ^ 2005 White Rock Marathon - Marathon - Marathon Results, Online Race Results.com, retrieved 2008-12-15, name, time, and pace only, search by participant to verify results
  19. ^ "Dallas White Rock Marathon: The Seventeenth Annual Running"[permanent dead link], December 1986.
  20. ^ "29-year-old runner collapses and dies at Dallas marathon". chron.com. December 14, 2008. Retrieved June 1, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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