Hannover Marathon

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Hannover Marathon
LocationHannover, Germany
Event typeRoad
DistanceMarathon, Half marathon, 10K run
Primary sponsorHannover Airport
Course recordsMen's: 2:08:32 (2013)
South Africa Lusapho April
Women's: 2:26:15 (2019)
Kenya Racheal Mutgaa
Official siteHannover Marathon
Participants2,222 (2019)
Fun runners participating in the 2007 race

The Hannover Marathon is an annual road running event featuring races over the marathon, half marathon and 10 km distance that is held in May in the city of Hannover, Germany. Over 15,000 people took part in the day's races at the 2011 edition of the event.[1] The half marathon attracts the highest number of entries from the public (over 5000) while the marathon race typically features up to 2000 runners annually.

The marathon race holds IAAF Silver Label status and it is part of the German Road Races group.[2] The race is officially known as the HAJ Hannover Marathon, as Hannover Airport is the current title sponsor.[3] Previous race names include the Energie Hannover Marathon (1999 to 2001) and the Spielbanken Niedersachsen Marathon (2002 to 2007).[4]

The marathon has elite level participants and German, East African and Eastern European runners have been the most successful in this category. The course records were both broken in 2013: South Africa's Lusapho April has the men's best of 2:08:32 hours while Olena Burkovska holds the women's record of 2:27:07 hours. Natalia Galushko has won the race the most times, with three straight wins from 1995 to 1997, while Stephan Freigang and Andrey Gordayev are the most successful male runners, having both had two back-to-back wins.[4]

Past winners[edit]

David Kiptanui Chepkwony en route to his victory in 2006

Key:   Course record

Edition Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
1st 1991  Marek Adamski (POL) 2:15:04  Elena Yegorova (RUS) 2:36:29
2nd 1992  Sergey Sokov (BLR) 2:13:03  Birgit Jerschabek (GER) 2:31:42
3rd 1993  Kurt Stenzel (GER) 2:13:25  Birgit Jerschabek (GER) 2:30:34
4th 1994  Simon Qamunga (TAN) 2:14:48  Suzana Ćirić (SCG) 2:33:00
5th 1995  Rainer Wachenbrunner (GER) 2:14:41  Natalya Galushko (BLR) 2:35:13
6th 1996  Khristo Stefanov (BUL) 2:12:45  Natalya Galushko (BLR) 2:38:02
7th 1997  Česlovas Kundrotas (LTU) 2:13:40  Natalya Galushko (BLR) 2:33:24
8th 1998  Stephan Freigang (GER) 2:12:16  Volha Yudenkova (BLR) 2:32:53
9th 1999  Stephan Freigang (GER) 2:13:48  Claudia Dreher (GER) 2:27:55
10th 2000  Waldemar Glinka (POL) 2:12:55  Birgit Behrend (GER) 2:54:30
11th 2001  Andrey Gordayev (BLR) 2:11:44  Anja Carlsohn (GER) 2:37:29
12th 2002  Andrey Gordayev (BLR) 2:11:57  Ines Cronjäger (GER) 2:42:50
13th 2003  David Simukwo (KEN) 2:15:27  Tadelesh Birra (ETH) 2:33:42
14th 2004  Moses Kimutai (KEN) 2:12:28  Tadelesh Birra (ETH) 2:37:32
15th 2005  Simon Lopuyet (KEN) 2:15:36  Evelyne Kimuria (KEN) 2:48:21
16th 2006  David Chepkwony (KEN) 2:14:13  Keneli Chala (ETH) 2:47:43
17th 2007  Daniel Mbogo (KEN) 2:14:46  Monica Muthoni (KEN) 2:46:19
18th 2008  Duncan Koech (KEN) 2:14:29  Petra Oberli (SUI) 2:52:01
19th 2009  Evans Kipkosgei Ruto (KEN) 2:10:48  Fridah Lodepa (KEN) 2:35:48
20th 2010  Yusuf Songoka (KEN) 2:08:55  Yekatarina Stetsenko (UKR) 2:31:37
21st 2011  Lusapho April (RSA) 2:09:25  Georgina Rono (KEN) 2:31:19
22nd 2012  Joseph Kiptum (KEN) 2:09:56  Nataliya Puchkova (RUS) 2:30:17
23rd 2013  Lusapho April (RSA) 2:08:32  Olena Burkovska (UKR) 2:27:07
24th 2014  Henry Chirchir (KEN) 2:11:30  Souad Aït Salem (ALG) 2:33:09
25th 2015  Jacob Cheshari (KEN) 2:09:32  Souad Aït Salem (ALG) 2:27:21
26th 2016  Lusapho April (RSA) 2:11:27  Anna Hahner (GER) 2:30:35
27th 2017  Allan Kiprono (KEN) 2:09:52  Fate Tola (GER) 2:27:48
28th 2018  Seboka Negusse (ETH) 2:09:44  Agnes Kiprop (KEN) 2:32:35
29th 2019  Silas Mwetich (KEN) 2:09:37  Racheal Mutgaa (KEN) 2:26:15


  1. ^ April und Rono gewinnen 21. Hannover-Marathon. Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung (2011-05-08). Retrieved on 2012-05-20.
  2. ^ Members list. German Road Races. Retrieved on 2012-05-20.
  3. ^ With thrilling finishes, Kiptum and Puchkova take Hannover titles. IAAF (2012-05-06). Retrieved on 2012-05-20.
  4. ^ a b Hannover Marathon. Association of Road Racing Statisticians (2012-05-07). Retrieved on 2012-05-20.
List of winners

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