Naples Half Marathon

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Naples Half Marathon
Naples Daily News Half Marathon Logo 2018.jpg
The 2018 Naples Daily News Half Marathon Logo
Date January
Location Naples, Florida, U.S.
Event type Road
Distance Half marathon
Course records 1:02:41 (men)
1:09:57 (women)
Official site www.napleshalfmarathon.net

The Naples Half Marathon is an annual half marathon road running race held in Naples, Florida, United States since 1989 (with the exception of 2016 due to a tornado).[1] The 25th running of the race was held on January 20, 2013, with 2036 runners taking part, including two-time Olympian Anthony Famiglietti, who finished seventh.[2] The 2014 race saw a repeat victory by Kiprono Kurgat ahead of a crowd of 2412 total runners.[3]

The race has been called one of the best 27 half marathons in the United States by Runner's World magazine.[4]

The men's record on the course is held by Cleophas Ngetich, with a time of 1:02:41, while the women's record is 1:09:57, held by Gebre Belainesh.[5]

The course starts down 5th Avenue South, then turns south down Gordon Drive for just under 3 miles, then turns around to go north up Gordon Drive for over another mile. Then, the course turns into the Port Royal neighborhood at Kings Town Drive, with a loop down Fort Charles Drive (where the halfway mark is, on the northbound return leg), up Treasure Lane to Galleon Drive, then back out via Treasure Lane to Kings Town, and back north on Gordon. There is a turn onto 8th Avenue South, then the finish is up 8th Street next to Cambier Park.

Winners[edit]

The finish Line of the Naples Half Marathon in 2018.
The finish Line of the Naples Half Marathon in 2018.

  Course record

Year Date Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
2018 January 14  Parkerr Stinson (USA) 1:03:34[6]  Belainesh Gebre (ETH) 1:12:55[6]
2017 January 15  Tyler McCandless (USA) 1:06:02  Belainesh Gebre (ETH) 1:13:29
2016 January 17 Cancelled due to tornado
2015 January 18  Cleophas Ngetich (KEN) 1:02:41  Zipporah Chebet (KEN) 1:19:00
2014 January 19  Kiprono Kurgat (KEN) 1:04:01  Caroline Rotich (KEN) 1:09:57
2013 January 20  Kiprono Kurgat (KEN) 1:03:37  Belainesh Gebre (ETH) 1:11:54
2012 January 11  Reuben Mwei (KEN) 1:04:33  Stephanie Pezzullo (USA) 1:13:12
2011 January 16  Nicholas Kurgat (KEN) 1:03:25  Belainesh Gebre (ETH) 1:09:57
2010 January 17  Simon Sawe (KEN) 1:04:31  Buzunesh Deba (ETH) 1:12:49
2009 January 18  Nicholas Kurgat (KEN) 1:03:45  Belainesh Gebre (ETH) 1:12:14
2008 January 20  George Towett (KEN) 1:04:47  Tara Quinn-Smith (CAN) 1:13:52
2007 January 21  Joseph Chirlee (KEN) 1:04:18  Turena Johnson Lane (USA) 1:15:55
2006 January 22  John Henwood (NZ) 1:05:00  Firaya Zhdanova (RUS) 1:15:30
2005 January 23  John Korir (KEN) 1:05:22  Lyubov Denisova (RUS) 1:14:26
2004 January 18  Zepherinus Joseph (LC) 1:06:56  Ramilia Burangulova (RUS) 1:14:11
2003 January 26  Elly Rono (KEN) 1:04:36  Amy Yoder Begley (USA) 1:13:39
2002 January 27  Rod DeHaven (USA) 1:04:38  Ramilia Burangulova (RUS) 1:14:08
2001 January 28  Elly Rono (KEN) 1:04:56  Ramilia Burangulova (RUS) 1:14:54
2000 January 30  Rod DeHaven (USA) 1:03:12  Tatyana Pozdnyakova (UKR) 1:12:40
1999 January 24  Randy Ashley (USA) 1:05:10  Lidiya Gigorieva (RUS) 1:13:33
1998 January 25  Steve Boyd (CAN) 1:04:14  Svetlana Zakharova (RUS) 1:13:21
1997 January 19  Yuri Punda (RUS) 1:04:37  Ramila Burangulova (RUS) 1:11:16
1996 January 28  Keith Brantly (USA) 1:03:44  Lybov Klochko (RUS) 1:14:33

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mwei wins men's race; Pezzullo takes women's crown". Naples Daily News. 15 January 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Fischer, Adam (20 January 2013). "NDN HALF MARATHON: Kenya's Kurgat breezes to men's title in 25th anniversary race". Naples Daily News. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Fisher, Adam (19 January 2014). "NDN Half Marathon: Kiprono Kurgat is first man to win two straight races since 1995". Naples Daily News. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Local half-marathon earns special distinction". Naples Daily News. 18 January 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Naples Half Marathon". Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Fisher, Adam (2018-01-14). "2018 Naples Daily News Half Marathon: Parker Stinson, Belainesh Gebre win titles". Naples Daily News. Retrieved 2018-02-09.