Neujahrsmarathon Zürich

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The Neujahrsmarathon Zürich (New Year's Marathon Zurich) is a marathon race held on January 1 each year, since 2005. The start takes place at midnight, exactly at the beginning of the New Year. Start and finish are located in Schlieren near Zurich in Switzerland. The track consists of four laps along the river Limmat. Besides the marathon, there are also a half marathon (two laps), a quarter marathon (one lap) as well as a marathon relay. The start of the marathon and the finish area of all races are located inside a sports hall. The participants run through the sports hall after each lap. The race is subject to a time limit of 5 hours, being extended in case of bad conditions (snow, ice).

Since 2014 there is also a kids marathon on a 750 meters track, which is started at 9 p.m. on 31 December. This race is free of charge for all participants.

International Membership[edit]

All courses of the Neujahrsmarathon Zürich are officially measured according to the rules of IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations). As one of only seven Swiss road races it is part of the AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races), which implies that the times run are accepted officially by IAAF. The other Swiss AIMS events are the Zürich Marathon, the Zermatt-Marathon, the Swiss Alpine Marathon, the Jungfrau-Marathon, the Swiss City Marathon and the Lausanne Marathon. Thanks to its starting time at the very first second of the year, the Neujahrsmarathon Zurich is the first AIMS running event of the year, and hence the performances of the winners automatically qualify as first official world record times of the year. This possibility to run an official record time of the year for the home country attracts runners from about 50 different countries from all continents.

Organizer[edit]

The Neujahrsmarathon Zürich is organized by the Verein Neujahrsmarathon Zürich, a non-profit association founded in 2004. In the association's standing rules the intended purpose is described as: The association aims to foster and promote the sport of running. In particular, the association organizes each New Year's Eve the Neujahrsmarathon Zürich. The association does not pursue commercial purposes and does not seek profit.

The latter is reflected directly in the entry fee of the Neujahrsmarathon Zürich. Despite its status as recognized by IAAF, the Neujahrsmarathon Zürich is one of the least expensive marathons in Switzerland.

Winners[edit]

Marathon[edit]

Men
year first second third
2017 Switzerland Philipp Arnold, Cham Switzerland Urs Schönholzer, Ittigen Germany Andreas Probst, Wasserliesch
2016 Canada David Jeker, Canada Switzerland Philipp Arnold, Cham United Kingdom Sean Fitzpatrick, London
2015 France Frederic Ruberti, Sevelinges Switzerland Philipp Arnold, Cham Germany Manuel Laub, Vinningen
2014 Switzerland Philipp Arnold, Cham Germany Marcel Knape, Erfurt France Christophe Scherno, Saverne
2013 Jan Fryc, Neratovice/TCH Christophe Scherno, Saverne/F Antonio Alegre Galbe, Zaragoza/ESP
2012 Markus von Gunten, Bettlach/SUI Lazloe Boden, Northampton/GBR Paul Moog, Schleithal/FRA
2011 Dirk Joos, Friedrichshafen/GER Rafael Wyss, Dulliken/SUI Jörg Schiller, Frauenau/GER
2010 Dirk Joos, Friedrichshafen/GER Dietmar Veith, Dettingen/GER Richard Widmer, Zwiefalten/GER
2009 Konrad von Allmen, Olten/SUI Urs Huber, Jonen/SUI Adrian Gröbli, Oetwil an der Limmat/SUI
2008 Pius Hunold, Benken SG/SUI Emil Berger, Wiedlisbach/SUI Rolf Frei, Bäretswil/SUI
2007 Josef Vogt, Balzers/LIE Michael Müller, Dintikon/SUI Daniel Thalmann, Bern/SUI
2006 Georg Schönbächler, Zürich/SUI Markus von Gunten, Bettlach/SUI Jörg Rosenbaum, Mülheim an der Ruhr/GER
2005 Urs Schönholzer, Bern/SUI Stefan Kläusler, Winterthur/SUI and Fredi Marti, Altstätten/SUI ---
Women
year first second third
2017 Switzerland Astrid Leutert, Bern Germany Kerstin Hötte, Mainz France Atika Kuhn, Strasbourg
2016 Switzerland Astrid Müller, Russikon Germany Bärbel Büschemann, Lage Germany Jenny Federhen, Frankfurt
2015 Germany Lina-Kristin Schink, Berlin Germany Katrin Gottschalk, Esslingen Russia Tatiana Sviridova, Sosnovy Bor
2014 Switzerland Astrid Müller, Russikon France Latifa Mokhtari, Strasbourg Switzerland Doris Russenberger, Winterthur
2013 Astrid Müller, Grafstal/CH Abby Knight, Omaha/United States Micaela Racky, Offenbach/D
2012 Carmen Hildebrand, Hedingen/SUI Andrea Käppeli, Merenschwand/SUI Petra Schoplocher, Cham/GER
2011 Astrid Müller, Grafstal/SUI Yvonne Hugelshofer, Maur/SUI Carmen Hildebrand, Hedingen/SUI
2010 Astrid Müller, Grafstal/SUI Rosa Moreira, Obfelden/SUI Andrea Huser, Aeschlen ob Gunten/SUI
2009 Andrea Huser, Aeschlen ob Gunten/SUI Silvia Haab-Herger, Oberarth/SUI Sandra Tschumi, Solothurn/SUI
2008 Heidi Aeschlimann, Leuggern/SUI Carmen Hildebrand, Dossenheim/GER Silvia Haab-Herger, Oberarth/SUI
2007 Silvia Haab-Herger, Oberarth/SUI Silvia Pleuler, Birr-Lupfig/SUI Heidi Aeschlimann, Leuggern/SUI
2006 Maria Luisa Costetti, Bagnacavallo/ITA Silvia Pleuler, Birr-Lupfig/SUI Melanie Gautschi, Hettlingen/SUI
2005 Jacqueline Keller, Gebenstorf/SUI Jeannine Vogler, Thalwil/SUI Silvia Pleuler, Birr-Lupfig/SUI

Half marathon[edit]

(2013: 18.052 kilometer run)

Men
year first second third
2017 Canada David Jeker, Chandolin Switzerland Daniel Föllmi, Hünenberg Switzerland Hansjörg Hegg, Ipsach
2016 France Samir Baala, Illkirch-Graffenstaden Switzerland Rafael Wyss, Thalwil Spain Francisco Urbano, Málaga
2015 France Samir Baala, Illkirch-Graffenstaden Switzerland Daniel Zwiker, Bäretswil Germany Henrik Stadler, Heiligenberg
2014 France Samir Baala, Illkirch-Graffenstaden France Sébastien Treffort, Ferney-Voltaire Switzerland Bernhard Eggenschwiler, Büsserach
2013 Donnino Anderhalden, Zürich/CH Richard Stoffel, Zürich/CH Peter Keller, Kreuzlingen/CH
2012 Benjamin Rubio, Ernolsheim-Bruche/FRA Ueli Bieler, Zürich/SUI Christophe Scherno, Saverne/FRA
2011 René Boutellier, Zürich/SUI Pascal Birbaum, Brünisried/SUI Richard Stoffel, Zürich/SUI
2010 Franck Mouriaux, Glattbrugg/SUI Richard Stoffel, Zürich/SUI Daniel Bouzon, Yverdon/SUI
2009 Franck Mouriaux, Zürich/SUI Patrick Leuzinger, Ennenda/SUI Daniel Walt, Uster/SUI
2008 Franck Mouriaux, Glattbrugg/SUI Filippo Neri, Oetwil an der Limmat/SUI Fredi Rimensberger, Utzenstorf/SUI
2007 Fredi Marti, Altstätten/SUI Richard Stoffel, Zürich/SUI Franck Mouriaux Glattbrugg/SUI
Women
year first second third
2017 Germany Caroline Röhrl, Büsserach Switzerland Beatrice Theiler, Bätterkinden France Olivia Manatschal, Brumath
2016 Switzerland Odile Rein, Sonvilier Germany Elvira Flurschütz, Bindlach Turkey Ezgi Akdeşir, Bern
2015 Turkey Ezgi Akdeşir, Bern Germany Katja Zwiker, Bäretswil Switzerland Caroline Cejka, Zürich
2014 Turkey Ezgi Akdeşir, Bern Austria Friederike Müller, Inzing Germany Jahaira Olivieri, Illesheim
2013 Caroline Steiner, Henau/CH Tanja Sonderegger, Rotkreuz/CH Franziska Etter, Zürich/CH
2012 Nadja Kessler, Rapperswil/SUI Paola Vignani, Alice Superiore/ITA Nadine Joswig, Zürich/SUI
2011 Elisabetta Comero, Cameri/ITA Lorenza Di Gregorio, Varese/ITA Christina D'Ignazio, Adliswil/SUI
2010 Christiane Bouquet, Ste-Croix/SUI Nicole Fröhlich, Zürich/CH Esther Roeter, Zürich/CH
2009 Lorenza Di Gregorio, Varese/ITA Astrid Müller, Grafstal/SUI Christiane Bouquet, Ste-Croix/SUI
2008 Corinne Zeller, Weissenburg/SUI Daniela Schellenberg, Egg/SUI Priska Lacher, Einsiedeln/SUI
2007 Sarah Wyss, Carouge/SUI Tanja Puschner, Friedberg/GER Nadja Künzle, Zürich/SUI

10 kilometer run[edit]

  • 2013: 12.016 kilometer run
  • 2010 to 2012: quarter marathon (10.549 km)
  • 2006: 12.234 kilometer run
Men
year first second third
2017 Switzerland Fabian Dutli, Geroldswil Switzerland Gil Meyer, Zürich United States Brad Slavens, Atlanta
2016 Switzerland Pierre Fournier, Sainte-Croix Switzerland Fabian Dutli, Geroldswil Switzerland Bernhard Eggenschwiler, Büsserach
2015 Romania Gabriel Cristian Lutic, Bucharest Switzerland Bernhard Eggenschwiler, Büsserach Switzerland Fabian Dutli, Geroldswil
2014 Switzerland Fabian Dutli, Geroldswil Germany Niklas Rohling, Konstanz Germany Stephan Okle, Reichenau
2013 Brad Slavens, Atlanta/USA Ueli Küttel, Küssnacht am Rigi/CH Thomas Bürgi, Goldau/CH
2012 Donnino Anderhalden, Zürich/SUI Roger Ramer, Zürich/SUI Beat Berger, Olten/SUI
2011 Erich Huber, Rechthalten/SUI Roger Ramer, Zürich/SUI Michael Weber, Affoltern/SUI
2010 Ronan Doolin, Dublin/IRL Steffen Haak, Karlsruhe/GER Antoine Marchand, Colombier/SUI
2009 Roger Ramer, Zürich/SUI Davide Vassalli, Olivone/SUI Reto Hoppler, Zürich/SUI
2008 Daniel Fässler, Evilard/SUI Reto Klingenfuss, Zürich/SUI Thomas Winkler, Liebefeld/SUI
2007 Thomas Winkler, Liebefeld/SUI Roger Ramer, Zürich/SUI Lorenzo Viera, Schlieren/SUI
2006 Urs Schönholzer, Bern/CH Winkler Thomas, Liebefeld/CH Richard Stoffel, Zürich/CH
Women
year first second third
2017 Switzerland Caroline Cejka, Zürich Germany Lina-Kristin Schink, Zürich Switzerland Severine Combremont, Cheiry
2016 Germany Lina-Kristin Schink, Zürich Germany Alicia Maier, Aalen Switzerland Karin Zingg, Möhlin
2015 Switzerland Nicole Egger, Langenthal Germany Caroline Röhrl, Büsserach Switzerland Karin Etter-Quabeck, Ins
2014 Switzerland Caroline Röhrl, Büsserach Switzerland Morgane Crausaz, Soulce Switzerland Alizée Schnegg, Moutier
2013 Bianca Meyer, Munich/D Morgane Crausaz, Soulce/CH Alizee Schnegg, Moutier/CH
2012 Julia Brugger, Konstanz/GER Nicole Fröhlich, Zürich/SUI Margrit Bänziger, Ebikon/SUI
2011 Margrit Bänziger, Ebikon/SUI Marion Zimmermann, Adliswil/SUI Dagmar Gubser, Berschis/SUI
2010 Corinne Zeller, Weissenburg/SUI Christel Matthey, Cortaillod/SUI Crona Brady, Dublin/IRL
2009 Emma Pooley, Zürich/SUI Stefica Gajic, Eggenwil/SUI Rosalba Rossi, Giubiasco/SUI
2008 Stefica Gajic, Eggenwil/SUI Anne-Rachel Boch, Strasbourg/FRA Andrea Schwab, Uster/SUI
2007 Stefica Gajic, Eggenwil/SUI Tsilla Vallotton, Lucens/SUI Susi Mangold, Tenniken/SUI
2006 Stefica Gajic, Eggenwil/SUI Rachel Buchs, Zumholz/SUI Anne Gertsch, Neuenburg/SUI

Other distances[edit]

Men
Distance year first second third
5.980 km 2013 Beat Berger, Zürich/CH Emil Berger, Wiedlisbach/CH Alexander Grigo, Bad Dürrheim/D
4.2195 km 2006 Wirz Michael, Birmensdorf/SUI Robin Lötscher, Zürich/SUI Sergio Grond, Hedingen/SUI
Women
distance year first second third
5.980 km 2013 Margrit Bänziger, Ebikon/CH Aenslee Tanner, Auckland/NZL Brigitte Bieri, St. Pantaleon/CH
4.2195 km 2006 Stefanie Rothenbühler, Wabern/SUI Ines Bisang, Uster/SUI Doris Gujer, Affoltern/SUI

Participation[edit]

Fastest times[edit]

Marathon[edit]

Half marathon[edit]

10 kilometer run[edit]

See also[edit]

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