Gold Coast Marathon
|Gold Coast Marathon|
|Location||Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia|
|Distance||Marathon, half marathon|
|Primary sponsor||Village Roadshow Theme Parks|
|Course records||Men's: 2:07:50 (2019)|
Women's: 2:24:49 (2018)
|Official site||Gold Coast Marathon|
The Gold Coast Marathon is an annual road marathon on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, first held in 1979. Marketed as "Australia's premier road race", the marathon is the only race in Australia to hold World Athletics Label status. The marathon is held on the first Sunday of July each year, with other races held the day before.
The inaugural Gold Coast Marathon was held on 2 September 1979 in the suburb of Evandale as part of a health awareness campaign for the Gold Coast. It started and ended at the Evandale Civic Centre and consisted of six 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.
The 2020 edition of the race was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, with all registrants receiving refunds.[a] Four days before the scheduled event, the 2021 edition of the race was cancelled due to a three-day snap lockdown in parts of Queensland, including the Gold Coast, that was announced earlier that day.[b] The lockdown would have ended hours before the start of the event, which would have made attempting to hold the event impractical.
Key: Course record (in bold)
|Ed.||Year||Men's winner||Time[c]||Women's winner||Time[c]||Rf.|
|1||1979||Eric Sigmont||2:28:44||Mary Murison||2:58:17|
|2||1980||Andrew Lloyd||2:23:02||Mary Murison||2:58:33|
|3||1981||Rod Lyons||2:24:04||Margaret Reddan||2:58:33|
|4||1982||Alain Lazare||2:19:21||Jill Colwell||2:43:25|
|5||1983||Laurie Adams||2:16:22||Rhonda Bushby||2:49:17|
|6||1984||Pat Carroll||2:23:16||Margaret Reddan||2:57:13|
|7||1985||Pat Carroll||2:17:10||Margaret Reddan||2:54:55|
|8||1986||Peter Mitchell||2:14:59||Margaret Reddan||2:47:09|
|9||1987||Laurie Adams||2:18:24||Janet McAfee||2:54:22|
|10||1988||Pat Carroll||2:10:44||Ngaire Drake||2:39:25|
|11||1989||Brad Camp||2:10:11||Jan Fedrick||2:51:30|
|12||1990||Allan Carman||2:15:15||Hiromi Satoyama||2:40:57|
|13||1991||Shinji Kawashima||2:14:01||Jackie Hallam||2:36:23|
|14||1992||Katsumi Kitajima||2:14:14||Mari Tanagawa||2:35:45|
|15||1993||Sean Quilty||2:15:31||Erico Asai||2:29:29|
|16||1994||Hajime Nakatomi||2:15:05||Yuko Yamazoe||2:43:20|
|17||1995||Roderic De Highden||2:13:59||Julie Rose||2:38:42|
|18||1996||Magnus Michelsson||2:20:20||Sylvia Rose||2:40:17|
|19||1997||Pat Carroll||2:11:21||Susan Hobson||2:32:43|
|20||1998||Fred Kiprop||2:11:15||Jane Salumäe||2:33:34|
|21||1999||Fred Kiprop||2:14:02||Hiromi Igarishi||2:35:19|
|22||2000||Joseph Kahugu||2:16:39||Samantha Hughes||2:44:04|
|23||2001||Phil Costley||2:13:36||Yuko Arimori||2:35:40|
|24||2002||Rod de Highden||2:15:22||Saori Kawai||2:37:48|
|25||2003||Dickson Marwa||2:12:53||Shireen Crumpton||2:40:10|
|26||2004||Gemechu Woyecha||2:15:47||Anna Thompson||2:40:53|
|27||2005||Dickson Marwa||2:16:10||Jackie Fairweather||2:34:42|
|28||2006||Lee Troop||2:14:13||Jennifer Gillard||2:41:06|
|29||2007||Toyokazu Yoshimura||2:20:07||Ayumi Hayashi||2:33:22|
|30||2008||Kazuo Ietani||2:14:17||Shireen Crumpton||2:38:16|
|31||2009||William Chebor||2:11:58||Lauren Shelley||2:42:22|
|32||2010||James Mbugua||2:13:53||Kaori Yoshida||2:31:33|
|33||2011||Nicholas Kamakya||2:10:01||Goitetom Haftu||2:30:08|
|34||2012||Alemayehu Shumye||2:10:35||Kaori Yoshida||2:30:36|
|35||2013||Yuki Kawauchi||2:10:01||Yukiko Akaba||2:27:17|
|36||2014||Silah Limo||2:09:14||Asami Kato||2:28:51|
|37||2015||Kenneth Mungara||2:08:42||Risa Takenaka||2:28:25|||
|38||2016||Kenneth Mungara||2:09:00||Misato Horie||2:26:40|||
|39||2017||Takuya Noguchi||2:08:59||Abebech Bekele||2:25:34|||
|40||2018||Kenneth Mungara||2:09:49||Ruth Chebitok||2:24:49|||
|41||2019||Yuta Shitara||2:07:50||Rodah Tanui||2:27:56|||
|—||—||cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic|||
- Registrants who paid by credit card would receive refunds automatically (minus credit card fees), while other registrants would receive a full refund via direct deposit after supplying bank details.
- The lockdown was announced in response to an unvaccinated hospital worker who had been travelling throughout Queensland while she was potentially infectious for over a week.
- "About the Gold Coast Airport Marathon". Archived from the original on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
- "IAAF: Mungara takes third Gold Coast Marathon victory while Chebitok sets race record- News - iaaf.org". iaaf.org. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
- "Yuta Shitara sets race record in Gold Coast Marathon victory". Japan Times. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
- History of the Gold Coast Marathon: 1979 Archived 14 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine