Mombasa Marathon

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Mombasa Marathon
Date September 27th 2015
Location Mombasa, Kenya
Event type Road
Distance Marathon 42KM And 10KM
Course records 2:12:12 (men)
2:38:44 (women)
See also #Course discrepancies

The Mombasa International Marathon (formerly known as the Mombasa Marathon[1]) is an annual marathon hosted in Mombasa, Kenya.[2] Currently sponsored by County Government of Mombasa and Safaricom. This year the marathon prize money has been increased for the 42KM to Ksh 1.5M and introduced Ksh 700k for the 10KM. [3] with the course's start and finish lines at Treasury Square in the city's Old Town area.[1]

History[edit]

The marathon was first run in 1985, though winner statistics for the 1985–1988 races are unknown.[4] Daniel Nzioka holds the record for most men's wins, with 3 (1988–1991). Grace Chebet holds the record for most women's wins, also with 3 (1995, 1998–99).[4]

The total prize fund for the 2010 race was KSh 816,000 (£6,308.40), with the winner's prize in both men's and women's categories standing at KSh 200,000 (£1,546.18).[5] The winners of the 2010 race were James Kariuki Mbugua and Tabitha Kibet, with times of 02:08:05 and 02:36:04 respectively.[6]

Past winners[edit]

Key:       Course recordShort course • † = Long course[4]

Edition Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
1st 1985 – 1988 Winners unknown
2nd
3rd
4th
5th 1989  Daniel Nzioka (KEN) 2:15:54  Florence Wangechi (KEN) 2:59:34
6th 1990  Daniel Nzioka (KEN) 2:17:06  Blanka James (TAN) 2:59:39
7th 1991  Daniel Nzioka (KEN) 2:20:09  Maria Grazia Navacchia (ITA) 2:51:41
8th 1992  Samuel Okemwa (KEN) 2:17:50  Florence Wangechi (KEN) 3:37:42
9th 1993  Nicolas Kioko (KEN) 2:13:16 ? ?
10th 1994  Zachariah Nyambaso (KEN) 2:12:12 ? ?
11th 1995  Abel Gisemba (KEN) 2:14:03  Grace Chebet (KEN) 3:04:35
12th 1996 ? ? ? ?
13th 1997 ? ? ? ?
14th 1998  Timothy Moni (KEN) 2:11:13  Grace Chebet (KEN) 2:38:44
15th 1999  Benjamin Matolo (KEN) 2:11:09  Grace Chebet (KEN) 2:34:00
16th 2000 ? ? ? ?
17th 2001 ? ? ? ?
18th 2002  Josephat Kipchoge Rop (KEN) 2:13:57 ? ?
19th 2003 ? ? ? ?
20th 2004[2]  Alex Malinga (UGA) 2:22:01 †  Jane Omoro (KEN) 3:08:13 †
21st 2005[2]  Johnstone Kemboi (KEN) 2:12:08  Oliver Mugoma (KEN) 2:49:30
22nd 2006  Philip Kemei (KEN) 2:11:06  Jane Wandahi (KEN) 2:39:53
23rd 2007[7]  Peter Kemboi (KEN) 2:09:21  Juliet Chepchirchir (KEN) 2:52:49
24th 2008[8]  Peter Mutisiya (KEN) 2:12:46  Phyllis Chelegat (KEN) 2:49:16
25th 2009[9]  Amos Choge (KEN) 2:13:44  Nelly Cheptoo (KEN) 2:54:38[10]
26th 2010[6]  James Kariuki Mbugua (KEN) 2:08:05  Tabitha Kibet (KEN) 2:36:04
27th 2011  Wilson Loyanai (KEN) 2:13:00  Rose Kerubo Nyangacha (KEN) 2:39:01

Course discrepancies[edit]

Since 1999, the course route has been shorter than standard.[4] During the 2004 race, the runners went off-course; reports suggested that the runners may have covered an additional 5 kilometres (3.1 mi).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ndunda, Ernest (14 April 2010). "Mombasa Marathon Attracts Funding". The Standard. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Njenga, Peter (1 May 2005). "Kemboi Takes Mombasa Marathon". International Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Mombasa International Marathon Set for May 9". AllAfrica. 14 April 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Civai, Franco (19 May 2010). "Mombasa Marathon". Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Stage Set for Mombasa marathon". Capital FM. 27 April 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Sheriff, Abdulrahman (9 May 2010). "Novice Sets Record Time in Mombasa Marathon". AllAfrica. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  7. ^ Okoth, Omulo (27 May 2007). "2:09:21 Course Record for Kemboi at Mombasa Marathon". International Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  8. ^ Sheriff, Abdulrahman (26 May 2008). "Athletics - Mutisya Wins Mombasa Race". AllAfrica. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Amos Choge Wins Mombasa marathon". NTV. 17 May 2009. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "Mombasa International Marathon Results, 2009". Labtet. 18 May 2009. Retrieved 24 January 2011.