Lidingöloppet

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Lidingöloppet
Lidingöloppet 27 september 2008 startgrupp 3mil.jpg
Lidingöloppet, Saturday September 27, 2008. Starting group 1A, B och C, 30 km men/women, some minutes after the start 12:30 pm from Koltorps gärde.
Date September
Location Lidingö, Sweden
Event type Cross country running
Distance Long-distance
Established 1965

Lidingöloppet is an annual cross country running competition held in Lidingö, Sweden. The 30 km run has about 15,000 participants per year and the shorter races several thousands, making it the largest cross-country event in the world.[1] It is held the last weekend of September each year.

The initiative to arrange Lidingöloppet came from Karl Axel Karlberg and Sven Gärderud but the original idea to have a large competition for the average jogger comparable with Vasaloppet for cross country skiers, came from the sports magazine journalist Sven Lindhagen. In the first competition 1965, the number of participants was 644. The number of competitors grew rapidly as well as professional runners and has during the last years stabilized around 30-35,000 participants. In the 2008 competition the number of participants was 34,475. It is a tradition that long distance runners studying at Bosön sports training and education center participate at Lidingö.

Winners[edit]

Course records with green background.

Women 10 km[edit]

Stone set up to the memory of the birth of Lidingöloppet 1965 at Koltorps gärde. The stone was set up 1999.
Coordinates GPS, WGS 84:
59°21′36.60″N 18°10′36.01″E / 59.3601667°N 18.1766694°E / 59.3601667; 18.1766694
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Year Winner Nation Time (m:s)
2002 Janet Ongera  Kenya 35:06
2003 Flomena Chepchirchir  Kenya 35:32
2004 Nancy Kiprop  Kenya 34:24
2005 Susanne Wigene  Norway 33:27
2006 Ida Nilsson  Sweden 34:22
2007 Tigist Tufa  Ethiopia 34:44
2008 Pauline Njeri  Kenya 34:16
2009 Benita Willis  Australia 34:19
2010 Isabellah Andersson  Sweden 35:03
2011 Isabellah Andersson  Sweden 35:26
2012 Perine Nengampi  Kenya 35:11
2013 Perine Nengampi  Kenya 34:13
2014 Ayantu Abera  Ethiopia 35:18
2015 Webelam Ayele  Ethiopia 34:29

Women 15 km[edit]

Year Name Nation Time
1967 Barbro Tano  Sweden 1:12:01
1968 Viola Ylipaa  Sweden 1:05:34
1969 Siv Larsson  Sweden 1:03:34
1970 Siv Larsson  Sweden 1:02:31
1971 Eva Olsson  Sweden 1:02:13
1972 Irja Paukkonen-Pettinen  Finland 1:01:02
1973 Inger Knutsson  Sweden 57:19
1974 Irja Paukkonen-Pettinen  Finland 1:01:17
1975 Inger Knutsson  Sweden 58:02
1976 Grete Waitz  Norway 54:39
1977 Grete Waitz  Norway 53:05
1978 Grete Waitz  Norway 51:52
1979 Grete Waitz  Norway 53:05
1980 Grete Waitz  Norway 51:03
1981 Grete Waitz  Norway 53:20
1982 Grete Waitz  Norway 52:08
1983 Grete Waitz  Norway 52:07
1984 Grete Waitz  Norway 53:52
1985 Grete Waitz  Norway 53:20
1986 Grete Waitz  Norway 53:12
1987 Ingrid Kristiansen  Norway 51:58
1988 Grete Waitz  Norway 54:39
1989 Angela Tooby  Wales 54:49
1990 Angela Tooby  Wales 54:45
1991 Yan-fang Wang  China 54:17
1992 Tegla Loroupe  Kenya 53:22
1993 Annemari Sandell  Finland 53:30
1994 Tegla Loroupe  Kenya 53:23
1995 Annemari Sandell  Sweden 52:34
1996 Sara Wedlund  Sweden 51:15
1997 Annemari Sandell  Finland 52:19
1998 Annemari Sandell  Finland 53:52
1999 Annemari Sandell  Finland 54:35
2000 Stine Larsen  Norway 54:47
2001 Gunhild Haugen  Norway 56:08

References[edit]

  1. ^ IAAF "Lidingöloppet – the longest and the largest cross country race in the world", International Association of Athletics Federations, accessed August 26th 2011
List of winners

External links[edit]

Media related to Lidingöloppet at Wikimedia Commons

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