Marabana

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Marabana
Date Third Sunday in November
Location Havana
Event type road
Distance Marathon, Half marathon, 15k, 10k and 5k
Primary sponsor Adidas
Established 1987
Course records Men Marathon: 2:13:37 (1994)
Alberto Cuba
Women Marathon: 2.43:40 (2001)
Emperatriz Wilson
Men Half-Marathon: 1.03:40 (2005)
Aguelmis Rojas
Women Half-Marathon: 1.14:56 (2001)
Mariela González
Official site www.mapoma.es/marabana
Runners passing by 26th avenue / Marabana 2006

Marabana, is the name of the most popular marathon in Cuba. Since 1987 the Marabana has been held in Havana, Cuba, during the month of November (third Sunday of November). It contains both a half marathon and a marathon in a circuit around the most central avenues in Havana, starting and finishing in Old Havana. Both circuits are certified by the AIMS/IASF. The half marathon is 21 km and 97.50 m, while the marathon is 42 km and 195 m.

Technical specifications[edit]

Some specifications[1] of the marathon are the followings:

Course of the Half Marathon. The sense is counter-clockwise. Larger version of the map here File:Marabana Marathon Course Map.png

Three different races are held:

  • Marathon: 42 195 meters
  • Half marathon: 21 097.50 meters
  • Mini-marathon por la paz: 4 219 meters

Limit Time:

  • Marathon 5 hours
  • Half marathon 3 hours
Histogram of the half marathon speeds in Marabana 2012. Computed out of the official speeds reports.

Supply stations are found every 2 kilometers and first aid stations are found every 3 kilometers.

Histogram of the speeds in the 10 km race in Marabana 2012. Computed out of the official speeds reports.

Actual records

Marathon

  • Men- 2:13:37
  • Women- 2.43:40

Half marathon:

  • Men- 1.03:40
  • Women- 1.14:56

Subscription Fee

  • 50 Cuban Convertible Pesos (Approx. 50 USD)

Winners of the Half Marathon[edit]

Year Male Female
1987 Alexis Cuba Emperatriz Wilson
1988 Alberto Cuba Isabel Arias
1989 Alberto Cuba Emperatriz Wilson
1990 Ángel Rodríguez Emperatriz Wilson
1991 Diosdado Matos Natalia Aróstica
1992 Alberto Cuba Emperatriz Wilson
1993 Ángel Rodríguez Emperatriz Wilson
1994 Luis Cadet Yesenia Centeno
1995 Alexis Cuba Emperatriz Wilson
1996 Alberto Cuba Yesenia Centeno
1997 Ángel Rodríguez Mariela González
1998 Luis Cadet Mariela González
1999 Hirán Trutié Mariela González
2000 Aguelmis Rojas Mariela González
2001 Aguelmis Rojas Mariela González
(CR 1.14:56hrs)
2002 Aguelmis Rojas Mariela González
2003 Aguelmis Rojas Mariela González
2004 Norbert Gutiérrez Yailén García
2005 Aguelmis Rojas
(CR 1.03:40hrs)
Mariela González
2006 Norbert Gutiérrez Mariela González
2007 Aquelmis Rojas Dailin Belmontes
2008 Norbert Y. Gutiérrez Yarisleydis Fuentes
2009 Henry Jaen
(CR 1.06:16hrs)
Dailin Belmonte
(CR 1.18:07hrs)

Winners Marathon[edit]

Year Male Female
1990 José Ramón Rodríguez Niurka Cuesta
1991 José Ramón Rodríguez Isabel Arias
1992 Alejandro Salvador (MEX) Natalia Aróstica
1993 Marcelino López (MEX) Anna Sacchi ITA)
1994 Alberto Cuba
(CR 2.13:37hrs)
Yesenia Centeno
1995 José Ramón Rodríguez Fidelina Limonta
1996 Ángel Ferreiro Sergia Martínez
1997 Freddy López Adelina Limonta
1998 Alexis Cuba Yesenia Centeno
1999 Nelson Cabral Emperatriz Wilson
2000 Luis Cadet Emperatriz Wilson
2001 Alberto Cuba Emperatriz Wilson
(CR 2.43:40hrs)
2002 Ángel Ferreiro Zenaida Alonso
2003 Yosbel Arboláez Emperatriz Wilson
2004 Hirán Trutie Emperatriz Wilson
2005 Isbel Milián Aracelys Lamothe
2006 Henry Jaén Aracelys Lamothe
2007 Henry Jaén
(CR 2.29:23hrs)
Mariela Gonzalez
(CR 2.51:182hrs)
2008 Aquelmis Rojas
(CR 2.20:56hrs)
Daylin Belmonte
(CR 2.52:45hrs)
2009 Jorge Suarez
(CR 2.27:42hrs)
Liuris M. Figueredo
(CR 3.03:23hrs)
2011 Alexei Machado
(2:28.04)
Yadira Gonzalez
(3:14.40)

See also[edit]

Marathon articles
Cuban runners

References[edit]

External links[edit]