Singapore Marathon

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Singapore Marathon
Date First Sunday of December
Location Singapore
Event type Road
Distance Marathon, Half marathon and 10 km
Primary sponsor Standard Chartered Bank
Established 1982
Official site Singapore Marathon

The Singapore Marathon is an annual international marathon race which is held on the first Sunday of December in the city of Singapore. It is an IAAF Gold Label Road Race. It has grown significantly since its inaugural race in 1982 – the 2013 event attracted a total of 60,000 entrants for all categories. There are four separate categories of competition: the full marathon, the half marathon, the 10 kilometres run, and the 10 km wheelchair race. Furthermore, 10 km team competitions as well as a number of short running competitions for children.[1]

Prize money for the full marathon race is divided into three categories: the open prize (for all competitors), the Singapore prize (open to national competitors), and the veteran prize (which acts as a masters competition).[1]

Between 2004 and 2008, it was part of "The Greatest Race on Earth" series of road races, sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank (the other three legs being the Hong Kong Marathon, Mumbai Marathon and Nairobi Marathon).[2][3]

The times recorded at the Singapore Marathon tend to be slower than those at other marathons as Singapore's climate is usually hot and humid.[4] Kenyans Luke Kibet and Salina Kosgei are the men's and women's course record holders, respectively. The 2006 edition also acted as the country's national championships, with Elangovan Ganesan and Vivian Tan Yoke Pin taking the honours.

List of winners[edit]

Key:   Course record   Singapore championship race

Year Men's winner Nationality Time
Women's winner Nationality Time
2017 Cosmas Kimutai  Kenya 2:22:48 Pamela Rotich  Kenya 2:38:31
2016 Felix Kirwa  Kenya 2:17:18 Rebecca Chesir  Kenya 2:43:04
2015 Julius Maisei  Kenya 2:17:26 Doris Changeywo  Kenya 2:44:26
2014 Kenneth Mungara  Kenya 2:16:42 Waganesh Amare  Ethiopia 2:46:54
2013[5] Chelimo Kipkemoi  Kenya 2:15:00 Sharon Cherop  Kenya 2:41:11.04
2012[6] Kennedy Lilan  Kenya 2:17:20.27 Irene Kosgei  Kenya 2:37:53.51
2011[7] Charles Kanyao  Kenya 2:14:33.75 Irene Kosgei  Kenya 2:36:42.39
2010 Kenneth Mungara  Kenya 2:14:06 Irene Kosgei  Kenya 2:35:22
2009 Luke Kibet  Kenya 2:11:25 Albina Ivanova  Russia 2:32:49
2008 Luke Kibet  Kenya 2:13:01 Edith Masai  Kenya 2:34:15
2007 Elijah Mbogo  Kenya 2:14:22 Alem Ashebier  Ethiopia 2:37:08
2006 Amos Matui  Kenya 2:15:01 Salina Kosgei  Kenya 2:31:55
2005 Amos Matui  Kenya 2:15:57 Irina Timofeyeva  Russia 2:34:42
2004 Philip Tanui  Kenya 2:17:02 Helen Cherono  Kenya 2:39:37
2003 John Kelai  Kenya 2:19:02 Yu-xi Wang  China 2:43:57
2002 Joseph Riri  Kenya 2:18:46 Constantina Tomescu  Romania 2:36:06
2001 Tadesse Hailemariam  Ethiopia 2:23:02 Worknesh Tola  Ethiopia 2:53:29
2000 Nixon Nkodima  South Africa 2:27:07 Ruwiyati  Indonesia 2:53:11
1999 Ernest Wong  Singapore 2:48:43 Ruwiyati  Indonesia 2:54:53
1998 Zacharia Mosala  South Africa 2:27:27 Jing Lu  China 2:59:58
1997 Tsutomu Sassa  Japan 2:28:08 Ruwiyati  Indonesia 2:49:54
1996 Tor-Erik Nyquist  Norway 2:24:17 Sylvia Rose  Australia 2:48:19
1995 Somkert Winthochai  Thailand 2:35:39 Yoki Chow  Singapore 3:20:19
1994 Robert Nolan  Australia 2:22:40 Mieke Pullen  Netherlands 2:50:38
1993 Tan-Choon Ghee  Singapore 2:42:22 Irene Chua  Singapore 3:23:18
1992 Gareth Spring  England 2:22:22 Yvonne Danson  England 2:43:34
1991 Tikaram Gurung    Nepal 2:42:02 Yvonne Danson  England 2:47:27
1990 Kuruppu Karunaratne  Sri Lanka 2:21:10 Li Yemei  China 2:47:47
1989 Ricky Khoo  Singapore 2:39:09 Toh-So Liang  Singapore 2:53:09
1988 Hans Pfisterer  Germany 2:22:49 Li Yemei  China 2:46:04
1986 Alain Lazare  France 2:19:04 Kersti Jakobsen  Denmark 2:39:03
1984 Tommy Persson  Sweden 2:18:30 Kersti Jakobsen  Denmark 2:41:34
1982 Raymond Crabb  England 2:24:19 Winnie Lai-chu Ng  Hong Kong 2:55:11


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Race Information. Singapore Marathon (2009). Retrieved on 2009-11-19.
  2. ^ The Greatest Race on Earth 2008–09. PACE Magazine. Retrieved on 2009-11-19.
  3. ^ Post, Marty (2004-12-05). Tanui leads record breakthrough in steamy Singapore. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-11-19.
  4. ^ Butcher, Pat (2009-11-19). Kibet returns to a hot reception in Singapore. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-11-19.
  5. ^ Chelimo Kipkemoi and Cherop make it another Kenyan double in Singapore. IAAF (2013-12-01). Retrieved on 2012-12-01.
  6. ^ Kenyans Lilan and Kosgei take titles in Singapore. IAAF (2012-12-02). Retrieved on 2012-12-02.
  7. ^ Kenyans sweep in Singapore. IAAF (2011-12-04). Retrieved on 2011-12-04.

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