Helsinki City Marathon

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Helsinki City Marathon
DateMay
LocationHelsinki, Finland
Event typeRoad
DistanceMarathon, Half marathon, 5K run
Primary sponsorSportyfeel
Established1980
Course recordsMen's: 2:12:47 (1993)
Spain Martín Fiz
Women's: 2:36:14 (1991)
Russia Albina Galimova
Official siteHelsinki City Marathon
Participants1,746 (2019)
The Superman running the Helsinki City Marathon in 2007.
Helsinki City Marathon in 2011.

The Helsinki City Marathon is an annual marathon held in Helsinki, Finland. It was established in 1981 and it used to be held in August but has now moved to May, on the day called Helsinki City Running Day.

The 2007 marathon drew more than 6,000 participants and 50,000 watchers.

The course starts near the statue of Paavo Nurmi and finishes at the Olympic Stadium. Various parks, miles of Baltic Sea coastline, and the Helsinki City centre are all located along the route.

The typical race temperatures have been between 18 and 22 °C and the race time limit is 6 hours. The first prize amounts to 3,500.

The 2008 marathon was run on the 16th of August. The 2009 marathon was run on the 15th of August. The 2011 marathon was run on the 20th of August. The 2012 marathon was run on the 18th of August. The 2018 marathon was run on the 19th of May.

The 2020 edition of the race was postponed to 2020.10.03 due to the coronavirus pandemic.[1][2]

Winners[edit]

Key:   Course record

Men[edit]

Year Athlete Country Time
1991 Anatoliy Korepanov  Russia 2:18:06
1992 Aleksandr Belyayev  Russia 2:20:39
1993 Martín Fiz  Spain 2:12:47
1994 Zerehune Gizaw  Ethiopia 2:20:18
1995 Tesfaye Bekele  Ethiopia 2:16:59
1996 Julius Mitibani  Tanzania 2:19:00
1997 Julius Mitibani  Tanzania 2:18:07
1998 Julius Mitibani  Tanzania 2:21:24
1999 Pavel Loskutov  Estonia 2:19:18
2000 Nikolaos Polias  Greece 2:18:46
2001 Daniel Komen  Kenya 2:18:43
2002 Sebastian Panga  Tanzania 2:18:39
2003 Giorgio Calcaterra  Italy 2:20:55
2004 Dmitry Kondrashov  Russia 2:21:29
2005 Vener Kashayev  Russia 2:20:07
2006 Francis Wachira  Kenya 2:18:26
2007 Peter Biwott  Kenya 2:20:31
2008 Johnstone Chebii  Kenya 2:24:31
2009 Pavel Andreev  Russia 2:22:34
2010 Gezahagne Girma  Ethiopia 2:22:36
2011 Dominic Ondoro  Kenya 2:23:24
2012 Titus Kurgat  Kenya 2:22:45 [3]
2013 Hosea Kiplagat  Kenya 2:22:26
2014 Justus Kiprono  Kenya 2:20:42
2015 Hiroki Nakajima  Japan 2:38:25
2016 Robert Magut  Kenya 2:27:31
2017 Robert Magut  Kenya 2:27:40
2018 Robert Magut  Kenya 2:29:42
2019 Robert Magut  Kenya 2:27:09

Women[edit]

Year Athlete Country Time
1991 Albina Galimova  Russia 2:36:14
1992 Garifa Baijanova  Kazakhstan 2:42:41
1993 Anne Jääskeläinen  Finland 2:43:32
1994 Sylvia Renz  Germany 2:41:30
1995 Roza Vladimirova  Russia 2:54:03
1996 Svetlana Netchaeva  Russia 2:47:38
1997 Galina Zhulyeva  Ukraine 2:41:38
1998 Tatyana Maslova  Russia 2:45:30
1999 Tatyana Maslova  Russia 2:47:10
2000 Tatyana Zolotareva  Russia 2:44:31
2001 Tatyana Zolotareva  Russia 2:45:56
2002 Tatyana Zolotareva  Russia 2:50:10
2003 Tatyana Zolotareva  Russia 2:57:03
2004 Jennifer Lotoiywo  Kenya 2:57:31
2005 Minna Kainlauri  Finland 3:00:29
2006 Haile Kebebush  Ethiopia 2:52:47
2007 Flora Kandie  Kenya 2:51:05
2008 Margarita Plaksina  Russia 2:40:47
2009 Margarita Plaksina  Russia 2:45:28
2010 Leena Puotiniemi  Finland 2:49:11
2011 Leena Puotiniemi  Finland 2:38:05
2012 Salome Biwott  Kenya 2:41:54[3]
2013 Leena Puotiniemi  Finland 2:42:03
2014 Natalya Starkova  Russia 2:37:56
2015 Elina Junnila  Finland 2:54:13
2016 Anna Herzberg  Germany 2:56:29
2017 Anastasia Zakharova  Russia 3:06:44
2018 Katarina Skräddar  Finland 2:54:45
2019 Katarina Skräddar  Finland 2:50:56

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://helsinkicityrunningday.fi/en/helsinki-city-running-day-postponed-to-early-autumn-due-to-coronavirus/
  2. ^ https://helsinkicityrunningday.fi/en/helsinki-city-running-day-postponed-to-october-olympic-stadium/
  3. ^ a b "Results 2012". Helsinki City Marathon. Retrieved 2012-11-17.

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