Gold Coast Marathon

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Gold Coast Marathon
Date July
Location Gold Coast, Australia
Event type road
Distance Marathon
Established 1979
Official site www.goldcoastmarathon.com.au

The Gold Coast Marathon (branded Gold Coast Airport Marathon for sponsorship reasons) is an annual marathon race on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. It is "Australia's premier road race",[1] and is one of only two marathons in Australia to hold a IAAF Gold Label status (the other being Sydney). The event is held on the first Sunday of July each year with races also being held the day before. The event was first held on 2 September 1979 as part of a health awareness campaign for the Gold Coast. The 37th edition took place on 5 July 2015.

The men's course record of 2:08:42 hours is held by Kenneth Mungara (2015), while Misato Horie is the women's course record holder with her run of 2:26:40 hours in 2016.[2]

History[edit]

The inaugural Gold Coast Marathon was held on 2 September 1979 in the suburb of Evandale. It started and ended at the Evandale Civic Centre and consisted of 6 laps over Chevron Island Bridge, through Surfers Paradise and over the Isle of Capri Bridge. There were 124 competitors in the marathon, 144 competitors in the half marathon and 423 competitors in an additional fun run. The winning male and female were Eric Sigmont from Victoria and Mary Murison from Lismore. [3]

Results[edit]

Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
2016 Kenya Kenneth Mungara 02:09:00 Japan Misato Horie 02:26:40
2015 Kenya Kenneth Mungara 02:08:42 Japan Risa Takenaka 02:28:25
2014 Kenya Silah Limo 02:09:14 Japan Asami Kato 02:28:51
2013 Japan Yuki Kawauchi 02:10:01 Japan Yukiko Akaba 02:27:17
2012 Ethiopia Alemayehu Shumye 02:10:35 Japan Kaori Yoshida 02:30:36
2011 Kenya Nicholas Kamakya 02:10:01 Ethiopia Goitetom Haftu 02:30:08
2010 Kenya James Mbugua 02:13:53 Japan Kaori Yoshida 02:31:33
2009 Kenya William Chebor 02:11:58 Australia Lauren Shelley 02:42:22
2008 Japan Kazuo Ietani 02:14:17 New Zealand Shireen Crumpton 02:38:16
2007 Japan Toyokazu Yoshimura 02:20:07 Japan Ayumi Hayashi 02:33:22
2006 Australia Lee Troop 02:14:13 Australia Jennifer Gillard 02:41:06
2005 Tanzania Dickson Marwa 02:16:10 Australia Jackie Fairweather 02:34:42
2004 Australia Gemechu Woyecha 02:15:47 Australia Anna Thompson 02:40:53
2003 Tanzania Dickson Marwa 02:12:53 New Zealand Shireen Crumpton 02:40:10
2002 Australia Rod de Highden 02:15:22 Japan Saori Kawai 02:37:48
2001 New Zealand Phil Costley 02:13:36 Japan Yuko Arimori 02:35:40
2000 Kenya Joseph Kahugu 02:16:39 Australia Samantha Hughes 02:44:04
1999 Kenya Fred Kiprop 02:14:02 Japan Hiromi Igarishi 02:35:19
1998 Kenya Fred Kiprop 02:11:15 Estonia Jane Salumäe 02:33:34
1997 Australia Pat Carroll 02:11:21 Australia Susan Hobson 02:32:43
1996 Australia Magnus Michelsson 02:20:20 Australia Sylvia Rose 02:40:17
1995 Australia Roderic De Highden 02:13:59 Australia Julie Rose 02:38:42
1994 Japan Hajime Nakatomi 02:15:05 Japan Yuko Yamazoe 02:43:20
1993 Australia Sean Quilty 02:15:31 Japan Erico Asai 02:29:29
1992 Japan Katsumi Kitajima 02:14:14 Japan Mari Tanagawa 02:35:45
1991 Japan Shinji Kawashima 02:14:01 Australia Jackie Hallam 02:36:23
1990 Australia Allan Carman 02:15:15 Japan Hiromi Satoyama 02:40:57
1989 Australia Brad Camp 02:10:11 Australia Jan Fedrick 02:51:30
1988 Australia Pat Carroll 02:10:44 New Zealand Ngairie Drake 02:39:25
1987 Australia Laurie Adams 02:18:24 Australia Janet McAfee 02:54:22
1986 Australia Peter Mitchell 02:14:59 Australia Margaret Reddan 02:47:09
1985 Australia Pat Carroll 02:17:10 Australia Margaret Reddan 02:54:55
1984 Australia Pat Carroll 02:23:16 Australia Margaret Reddan 02:57:13
1983 Australia Laurie Adams 02:16:22 Australia Rhonda Bushby 02:49:17
1982 New Caledonia Alain Lazare 02:19:21 Australia Jill Colwell 02:43:25
1981 Australia Rod Lyons 02:24:04 Australia Margaret Reddan 02:58:33
1980 Australia Andrew Lloyd 02:23:02 Australia Mary Murison 02:58:33
1979 Australia Eric Sigmont 02:28:44 Australia Mary Murison 02:58:17

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