Gold Coast Marathon

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Gold Coast Marathon
DateJuly
LocationGold Coast, Australia
Event typeroad
DistanceMarathon, Half marathon
Established1979
Course recordsMen's: 2:07:50 (2019)
Japan Yuta Shitara
Women's: 2:24:49 (2018)
Kenya Ruth Chebitok
Official siteGold Coast Marathon
Participants5,769 (2019)

The Gold Coast Marathon 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 men's course record of 2:07:50 hours is held by Yuta Shitara (2019), while Ruth Chebitok is the women's course record holder with her run of 2:24:49 hours in 2018.[2][3]

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. [4]

Results[edit]

Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
2019 Japan Yuta Shitara 2:07:50 Ethiopia Rodah Tanui 2:27:56
2018 Kenya Kenneth Mungara 2:09:49 Kenya Ruth Chebitok 2:24:49
2017 Japan Takuya Noguchi 2:08:59 Ethiopia Abebech Afework 2:25:34
2016 Kenya Kenneth Mungara 2:09:00 Japan Misato Horie 2:26:40
2015 Kenya Kenneth Mungara 2:08:42 Japan Risa Takenaka 2:28:25
2014 Kenya Silah Limo 2:09:14 Japan Asami Kato 2:28:51
2013 Japan Yuki Kawauchi 2:10:01 Japan Yukiko Akaba 2:27:17
2012 Ethiopia Alemayehu Shumye 2:10:35 Japan Kaori Yoshida 2:30:36
2011 Kenya Nicholas Kamakya 2:10:01 Ethiopia Goitetom Haftu 2:30:08
2010 Kenya James Mbugua 2:13:53 Japan Kaori Yoshida 2:31:33
2009 Kenya William Chebor 2:11:58 Australia Lauren Shelley 2:42:22
2008 Japan Kazuo Ietani 2:14:17 New Zealand Shireen Crumpton 2:38:16
2007 Japan Toyokazu Yoshimura 2:20:07 Japan Ayumi Hayashi 2:33:22
2006 Australia Lee Troop 2:14:13 Australia Jennifer Gillard 2:41:06
2005 Tanzania Dickson Marwa 2:16:10 Australia Jackie Fairweather 2:34:42
2004 Australia Gemechu Woyecha 2:15:47 Australia Anna Thompson 2:40:53
2003 Tanzania Dickson Marwa 2:12:53 New Zealand Shireen Crumpton 2:40:10
2002 Australia Rod de Highden 2:15:22 Japan Saori Kawai 2:37:48
2001 New Zealand Phil Costley 2:13:36 Japan Yuko Arimori 2:35:40
2000 Kenya Joseph Kahugu 2:16:39 Australia Samantha Hughes 2:44:04
1999 Kenya Fred Kiprop 2:14:02 Japan Hiromi Igarishi 2:35:19
1998 Kenya Fred Kiprop 2:11:15 Estonia Jane Salumäe 2:33:34
1997 Australia Pat Carroll 2:11:21 Australia Susan Hobson 2:32:43
1996 Australia Magnus Michelsson 2:20:20 Australia Sylvia Rose 2:40:17
1995 Australia Roderic De Highden 2:13:59 Australia Julie Rose 2:38:42
1994 Japan Hajime Nakatomi 2:15:05 Japan Yuko Yamazoe 2:43:20
1993 Australia Sean Quilty 2:15:31 Japan Erico Asai 2:29:29
1992 Japan Katsumi Kitajima 2:14:14 Japan Mari Tanagawa 2:35:45
1991 Japan Shinji Kawashima 2:14:01 Australia Jackie Hallam 2:36:23
1990 Australia Allan Carman 2:15:15 Japan Hiromi Satoyama 2:40:57
1989 Australia Brad Camp 2:10:11 Australia Jan Fedrick 2:51:30
1988 Australia Pat Carroll 2:10:44 New Zealand Ngairie Drake 2:39:25
1987 Australia Laurie Adams 2:18:24 Australia Janet McAfee 2:54:22
1986 Australia Peter Mitchell 2:14:59 Australia Margaret Reddan 2:47:09
1985 Australia Pat Carroll 2:17:10 Australia Margaret Reddan 2:54:55
1984 Australia Pat Carroll 2:23:16 Australia Margaret Reddan 2:57:13
1983 Australia Laurie Adams 2:16:22 Australia Rhonda Bushby 2:49:17
1982 New Caledonia Alain Lazare 2:19:21 Australia Jill Colwell 2:43:25
1981 Australia Rod Lyons 2:24:04 Australia Margaret Reddan 2:58:33
1980 Australia Andrew Lloyd 2:23:02 Australia Mary Murison 2:58:33
1979 Australia Eric Sigmont 2:28:44 Australia Mary Murison 2:58:17

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 18 December 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "IAAF: Mungara takes third Gold Coast Marathon victory while Chebitok sets race record- News - iaaf.org". iaaf.org. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Yuta Shitara sets race record in Gold Coast Marathon victory". Japan Times. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  4. ^ History of the Gold Coast Marathon: 1979 Archived 14 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine

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