Riga Marathon

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Riga Marathon
Riga marathon logo.png
DateMay
LocationLatvia Riga, Latvia
Event typeroad
DistanceMarathon, Half marathon, 10k, 6k
Primary sponsorTet
Established1991
Course recordsMarathon:
Men's: 2:08:51 (2019)
Ethiopia Andualem Shiferaw
Women's: 2:26:18 (2019)
Ethiopia Birke Debele
Half Marathon:
Men's: 1:05:04 (2017)
Kenya Robert Magut
Women's: 1:10:27 (2012)
Latvia Jeļena Prokopčuka
Official siteRiga Marathon
Participants720 (2019)

The Tet Riga Marathon is an annual road marathon, held in Riga, Latvia. The main sponsor of the marathon from 2007 to 2014 was Nordea, currently being sponsored by Lattelecom. It was established in 1991, but has only been a member of AIMS since 2007. It currently holds IAAF Gold Label status.

Lattelecom Riga Marathon is one of the fastest growing marathons in Northern Europe. By 2013 the number of participants reached 20 020 people from 65 countries, of whom 1278 competed in the marathon distance. In 2010, however, there were 11 457 participants over five different distances, which already by then was an increase of 25% compared to 2009.

As of 2019, the prize money received by the winner of the marathon can reach 15 000 euros, depending on the distance result, with an additional bonus reserved in case the distance record is broken. Money prizes are received by best eight finishers, with additional 2000 euros awarded to the highest placed Latvian runners in each of the distances. For several years Riga Marathon held IAAF Bronze Label status, but was awarded Gold Label in late 2018.

The start and finish line of the marathon is traditionally set next to Riga Castle, and part of the track runs through the cobble-stoned streets of Old Riga as well as across Daugava river over both Vanšu and Southern Bridge.

Winners[edit]

Marathon[edit]

Key:   Course record

Year Men's winner Nationality Time
000(h:m:s)
Women's winner Nationality Time
000(h:m:s)
2019 Andualem Shiferaw  Ethiopia 2:08:51 Birke Debele  Ethiopia 2:26:18
2018 Tsedat Ayana  Ethiopia 2:11:00 Georgina Rono  Kenya 2:28:22
2017 Joseph Munywoki  Kenya 2:12:14 Bekelech Bedada  Ethiopia 2:31:22
2016 Dominic Kangor  Kenya 2:11:45 Shitaye Gemechu  Ethiopia 2:38:40
2015 Haile Tolossa  Ethiopia 2:12:28 Meseret Eshetu  Ethiopia 2:37:03
2014 Yu Chiba  Japan 2:13:44 Tigist Teshome  Ethiopia 2:36:51
2013 Duncan Koech  Kenya 2:15:34 Aberash Nesga  Ethiopia 2:40:30
2012 Titus Kurgat  Kenya 2:16:53 Iraida Aleksandrova  Russia 2:37:37
2011 Julius Kuto  Kenya 2:15:48 Desta Tadesse  Ethiopia 2:37:14
2010 Slimani Benazzouz  Morocco 2:17:33 Maryna Damantsevich  Belarus 2:38:16
2009 Oleg Gur  Belarus 2:18:35 Katsiaryna Dziamidava  Belarus 2:47:30
2008 Sammy Rotich  Kenya 2:16:42 Kaja Vals  Estonia 3:13:54
2007 Johnstone Changwony  Kenya 2:18:30 Ludmila Rodina  Russia 2:50:07
2006 Yuri Vinogradov  Russia 2:41:57 Laura Zariņa  Latvia 3:04:31
2005 Vjačeslavs Bambāns  Latvia 2:45:58 Kaja Mulla  Estonia 3:11:09
2004 Dmitrijs Sļesarenoks  Latvia 2:27:09 Modesta Drungiliene  Lithuania 2:58:29
2003 Arūnas Balčunas  Lithuania 2:28:07 Aušra Kavalauskiene  Lithuania 3:05:26
2002 Arūnas Balčunas  Lithuania 2:31:25 Anita Liepiņa  Latvia 3:12:16
2001 Ziedonis Zaļkalns  Latvia 2:27:25 Laila Ceika  Latvia 3:11:45
2000 Ziedonis Zaļkalns  Latvia 2:30:59 Aušra Kavalauskiene  Lithuania 3:12:11
1999 Arūnas Balčunas  Lithuania 2:37:10 Laila Ceika  Latvia 3:37:21
1998 Ziedonis Zaļkalns  Latvia 2:33:41 Laila Ceika  Latvia 3:27:49
1997 Normunds Fedotovskis  Latvia 2:33:05 Kaja Mulla  Estonia 3:12:26
1996 Aleksandrs Prokopčuks  Latvia 2:31:46 Inita Drēziņa  Latvia 3:30:42
1995 Ziedonis Zaļkalns  Latvia 2:32:44 Galina Bernat  Estonia 3:02:11
1994 Normunds Ivzāns  Latvia 2:43:09 Laila Ceika  Latvia 3:19:56
1993 Aleksandrs Prokopčuks  Latvia 2:26:41 Svetlana Șepelev-Tcaci  Moldova 2:55:07
1992 Gusman Abdulin  Kazakhstan 2:21:29 Olga Youdenkova  Belarus 2:47:28
1991 Vladimir Kalenkovich  Belarus 2:28:27 Alla Doudayeva  Belarus 2:43:53

Half marathon[edit]

Key:   Course record

Year Men's winner Nationality Time
000(h:m:s)
Women's winner Nationality Time
000(h:m:s)
2019 Jānis Višķers  Latvia 1:05:59 Beatie Deutsch  Israel 1:17:34
2018 Aleksandr Matviychuk  Ukraine 1:05:14 Milda Vilčinskaite  Lithuania 1:14:38
2017 Robert Kimaru Magut  Kenya 1:05:04 Inga Zālīte  Latvia 1:23:45
2016 Ibrahim Mukunga  Kenya 1:05:26 Jeļena Prokopčuka  Latvia 1:16:06
2015 Jānis Girgensons  Latvia 1:06:20 Jeļena Prokopčuka  Latvia 1:13:24
2014 Ibrahim Mukunga  Kenya 1:05:56 Jeļena Prokopčuka  Latvia 1:14:52
2013 Jānis Girgensons  Latvia 1:07:24 Jeļena Prokopčuka  Latvia 1:14:39
2012 Valērijs Žolnerovičs  Latvia 1:06:04 Jeļena Prokopčuka  Latvia 1:10:27
2011 Sergei Lukin  Russia 1:06:28 Lyubov Morgunova  Russia 1:15:01
2010 Valērijs Žolnerovičs  Latvia 1:05:40 Irene Chepkirui  Kenya 1:14:04
2009 Joel Komen  Kenya 1:06:49 Daniela Fetcere  Latvia 1:23:05
2008 Pavel Loskutov  Estonia 1:05:52 Helen Decker  United Kingdom 1:20:00
2007 Dainius Saucikovas  Lithuania 1:09:17 Ilona Marhele  Latvia 1:22:21
2006 Viktors Sļesarenoks  Latvia 1:15:20 Anita Liepiņa  Latvia 1:33:43

Victories by country[edit]

Note: Marathon and Half Marathon statistics only

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 56°56′52″N 24°06′10″E / 56.9478°N 24.1028°E / 56.9478; 24.1028