Rome Marathon

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Rome Marathon
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Runners passing the Circus Maximus in 2006
DateApril
LocationRome, Italy
Event typeRoad
DistanceMarathon
Primary sponsorAcea
Established1982 (40 years ago) (1982)
Course recordsMen's: 2:06:48 (2022)
Ethiopia Fikre Bekele
Women's: 2:22:52 (2019)
Ethiopia Alemu Megertu
Official siteRome Marathon
Participants5,490 finishers (2022)
4,377 finishers (2021)[1]
8,843 (2019)

The Rome Marathon is an annual marathon competition hosted by the city of Rome, Italy.

History[edit]

Runners on Via Galvani in 2017
Start by Basilica of Maxentius, 2009
Approaching the Colosseum in 2019
Finish on Via dei Fori Imperiali, 2017
Awarding medals in 2018

The competition has also doubled as the Italian Marathon championships on two occasions; in 1983 and 1986. The race date was shifted from the traditional March schedule to 1 January in 2000 for a special edition of the event to celebrate the beginning of the new millennium. The IAAF Rome Millennium Marathon received the support of Primo Nebiolo and national federation president Gianni Gola. The race start point was at Saint Peter's Square and Pope John Paul II delivered a short benediction in approval of the event and the Bells of Saint Peter's replaced the usual starter's pistol to signal the beginning of the race.[2]

The 2010 race was held in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Abebe Bikila's win at the 1960 Rome Olympic marathon race, a watershed moment in the development of East African competitive running. The 2010 men's winner, Siraj Gena, earned a 5000 bonus for crossing the finish line barefoot in honour of Abebe Bikila's style.[3]

The 2020 edition of the race was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, with all registration fees being applied for a guaranteed entry to the 2021 edition of the race, and all finishers to be awarded two medals in 2021.[4][5]

Winners[edit]

1998 winner Stefano Baldini (pictured here in London) also won the 2004 Olympic marathon.

Key:

   Course record (in bold)
   Short course
   Italian championship race
Year Men's winner Time[a] Women's winner Time[a] Rf.
1982  Emiel Puttemans (BEL) 2:09:53  Laura Fogli (ITA) 2:31:08 [6]
1983  Giuseppe Gerbi (ITA) 2:15:11  Alba Milana (ITA) 2:32:57
1984  Bernie Ford (GBR) 2:17:01  Daniela Tiberti (ITA) 2:41:40
1985  Mauro Pappacena (ITA) 2:28:42  Janet Richardson (USA) 3:09:16
1986  Osvaldo Faustini (ITA) 2:16:03  Katherine Gregory (USA) 3:23:43
1987  Gelindo Bordin (ITA) 2:16:03  Maria Araneo (ITA) 2:56:00
1988  Sam Ngatia (KEN) 2:16:46  Fabiola Paoletti (ITA) 2:48:45
1989  Guido Genicco (ITA) 2:20:43  Pascaline Wangui (KEN) 2:46:28
1990  Tadesse Gebre (ETH) 2:10:28  Silvana Cucchietti (ITA) 2:34:21
1991  Marco Milani (ITA) 2:14:22  Fabiola Oppliger (COL) 2:39:31
not held from 1992 to 1994
1995  Belayneh Tadesse (ETH) 2:10:13  Yelena Sipatova (RUS) 2:37:46
1996  Moges Taye (ETH) 2:12:03  Fatuma Roba (ETH) 2:29:05
1997  Dube Jillo (ETH) 2:13:08  Jane Salumäe (EST) 2:31:41
1998  Stefano Baldini (ITA) 2:09:33  Franca Fiacconi (ITA) 2:28:12
1999  Philip Tanui (KEN) 2:09:56  Maura Viceconte (ITA) 2:29:36
2000  Josephat Kiprono (KEN) 2:08:27  Tegla Loroupe (KEN) 2:32:03
2001  Henry Cherono (KEN) 2:11:27  Maria Guida (ITA) 2:30:42
2002  Vincent Kipsos (KEN) 2:09:30  Maria Cocchetti (ITA) 2:33:06
2003  Frederick Cherono (KEN) 2:08:47  Gloria Marconi (ITA) 2:29:35
2004  Ruggero Pertile (ITA) 2:10:12  Ornella Ferrara (ITA) 2:27:49
2005  Alberico Di Cecco (ITA) 2:08:02  Silviya Skvortsova (RUS) 2:28:01
2006  David Kipkorir (KEN) 2:08:38  Tetyana Hladyr (UKR) 2:25:44
2007  Elias Chelimo (KEN) 2:09:36  Souad Aït Salem (ALG) 2:25:08
2008  Jonathan Yego (KEN) 2:09:57  Galina Bogomolova (RUS) 2:22:53
2009  Benjamin Kiptoo (KEN) 2:07:17  Firehiwot Dado (ETH) 2:27:08
2010  Siraj Gena (ETH) 2:08:39  Firehiwot Dado (ETH) 2:25:28
2011  Dickson Chumba (KEN) 2:08:45  Firehiwot Dado (ETH) 2:24:13
2012  Luka Kanda (KEN) 2:08:04  Hellen Kimutai (KEN) 2:31:11
2013  Getachew Terfa (ETH) 2:07:56  Helena Kirop (KEN) 2:24:40
2014  Shume Hailu (ETH) 2:09:47  Ayelu Lemma (ETH) 2:34:49
2015  Abebe Negewo (ETH) 2:12:23  Meseret Kitata (ETH) 2:30:25
2016  Amos Kipruto (KEN) 2:08:12  Rahma Tusa (ETH) 2:28:49
2017  Shura Kitata (ETH) 2:07:30  Rahma Tusa (ETH) 2:27:23
2018  Cosmas Birech (KEN) 2:08:03  Rahma Tusa (ETH) 2:23:46
2019  Tebalu Zawude (ETH) 2:08:37  Alemu Megertu (ETH) 2:22:52
2020 cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic [4][5]
2021  Clement Langat (KEN) 2:08:23  Peris Jerono (KEN) 2:29:29 [7]
2022  Fikre Bekele (ETH) 2:06:48  Sechale Dalasa (ETH) 2:26:09

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b h:m:s

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ROMANO DESSI' - Run Rome the Marathon | ENDU". www.endu.net. Archived from the original on 23 September 2021. Retrieved 3 February 2022.
  2. ^ Wallace-Jones, Sean (2000-01-01). Loroupe retains Marathon Crown at dawn of New Millennium. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-04-22.
  3. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2010-03-21). Ethiopian double as Rome celebrates Bikila – Rome Marathon report. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-03-22.
  4. ^ a b "Acea Run Rome the Marathon of 29 March 2020 cancelled". 5 March 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Coronavirus: Rome marathon cancelled - English". 5 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Former world record distance runner Emiel Puttemans of Belgium... - U…". www.upi.com. Archived from the original on 23 September 2021. Retrieved 3 February 2022.
  7. ^ "World Athletics". worldathletics.org. Archived from the original on 22 September 2021. Retrieved 3 February 2022.
List of winners

External links[edit]