Pune International Marathon

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Pune International Marathon
Pune Marathon.jpg
2013 logo with theme of "Run for Mother"
Date 4th December 2016
Location Pune, India
Event type Road
Distance Marathon
Established 1983
Official site Pune International Marathon
Fun runners at the 2008 event

The Pune International Marathon is an annual marathon foot-race held in Pune, India. The first edition of the race was held in 1983, and the 31st edition will be held in 2016. It attracts many international participants, who compete with local and national runners in the distinct climate of the Indian subcontinent. It hosted the Asian Marathon Championship race in 2010.[1]

The event also organizes a short celebrity run in which film personalities and national athletes participate and raise money for charitable causes.

In its 21st edition, held in 2006, the event attracted over 50,000 runners from India and around the world. Corporate participants also helped in the battle against HIV/AIDS by participating in the 4.5 km charity race. All the money collected from this race was donated to Project Concern International, an NGO working towards HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention in Pune.

The twenty-fifth edition of the event was helf in 2010. The organizers introduced two new categories - Women's Full Marathon and Men's Half Marathon.

Since 1983, thousands of runners from all walks of life have taken part in the event. The Pune International Marathon is now widely used as a platform to spread social messages and raise funds for charitable causes. The Athletics Federation of India has awarded the status of 'National Marathon Championship' to the Pune International Marathon. The marathon route consists of Pune's scenic and historic locations with thousands of spectators lining up along the course to cheer the participants. It is the most anticipated running festival in the city of Pune[citation needed].

Race Types[edit]

No Race Name Distance (in kilometers)
1 Men's Full 42.195
2 Men's Half 21
3 Women's Half 21
4 Men's 10k 10
5 Women's 10k 10
6 World Peace Run 3.5
7 Wheelchair (Machine and Hand) 3.5
8 Boys [under 18] 3.5
9 Girls [under 18] 3.5
10 Boys [under 16] 3.5
11 Girls [under 16] 3.5
12 Boys [under 14] 3.5
13 Girls [under 14] 3.5

Past winners[edit]

Kenyan Caroline Kilel won the 2008 women's half marathon race.

Key:   Course record   Half marathon distance   Asian Marathon Championship race

Edition Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
1st 1983  Tommy Persson (SWE) 2:24:15
2nd 1984  Steven Marwa (TAN) 2:33:59
3rd 1985  Savio d'Souza (IND) 2:35:11  Asha Agarwal (IND) 1:24:10
4th 1986  Savio d'Souza (IND) 2:31:28  Karolina Szabó (HUN) 1:17:09
5th 1987  Francois Blommaerts (BEL) 2:29:40  Suman Rawat (IND) 1:21:54
6th 1989  Yaswant Rawat Singh (IND) 2:31:47  Sunita Godhara (IND) 2:58:39
7th 1990  Shivkumar Yadav (IND) 2:27:56  Nanda Jadhav (IND) 1:17:42
8th 1991  Vithana Samarasinghe (SRI) 2:23:46  Nanda Jadhav (IND) 2:57:34
9th 1992  Shivkumar Yadav (IND) 2:26:34  Suman Mehta (IND) 2:51:01
10th 1993  Robert Nolan (AUS) 2:23:23  Vally Sathyabhama (IND) 2:47:46
11th 1994  Joshua Kipkemboi (KEN) 2:24:35  Midde Hamrin (SWE) 1:17:19
12th 1996  Joseph Kahugu (KEN) 2:13:00  Lukose Leelamma (IND) ?
13th 1997 (Jan)  Abhay Singh (IND) 2:23:08  Camilla Benjaminsson (SWE) 1:20:00
14th 1997 (Dec)  Mytahar Echchadi (MAR) 2:25:36  Zahra Akrachi (MAR) 1:16:42
15th 1999  Zablon Mokaya (KEN) 2:22:54  Lyubov Fyodorova (RUS) 1:29:49
16th 2000  Fedor Ryzhov (RUS) 2:25:17  Margaret Ngotho (KEN) 1:18:10
17th 2002  Ambrose Makau (KEN) 2:23:20  Natalya Volgina (RUS) 1:15:52
18th 2003  Robert Kipyego (KEN) 2:16:36  Masila Ndunge (KEN) 1:13:49
19th 2004  Douglas Gwandaru (KEN) 2:21:22  Jane Muia (KEN) 1:11:59
20th 2005  Josephat Ndeti (KEN) 2:19:35  Nailiya Yulamanova (RUS) 1:15:05
21st 2006  Said Regragui (SWE) 2:18:23  Hellen Musyoka (KEN) 1:13:20
22nd 2007  Philip Muia (KEN) 2:17:32  Roman Gebregessese (ETH) 1:11:30.4
23rd 2008  Nelson Rotich (KEN) 2:17:45  Caroline Kilel (KEN) 1:10:17
24th 2009  Augustine Sembri (KEN) 2:13:05  Agnes Mutune (KEN) 1:10:30
25th 2010  Gudeta Gemechu (ETH) 2:13:20  Birzah Tekele (ETH) 2:38:41
26th 2011  Teferi Regasa (ETH) 2:16:57  Pauline Thitu (KEN) 1:12:29
27th 2012  Luka Chelimo (KEN) 2:13:03  Pauline Kamulu (KEN) 1:08:37
28th 2013  Endale Abayneh (ETH) 2:17:52  Aberu Tesema (ETH) 1:16:54
29th 2014  Amos Maiyo (KEN) 2:18:31  Nancy Nzisa (KEN) 1:11:51
30th 2015  Belay Mamo (ETH) 2:17:35  Dorcas Kothome (KEN) 1:11:48

References[edit]

List of winners

External links[edit]