Stockholm Marathon

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Stockholm Marathon
Stockholm Marathon.jpg
Runners in the 2008 race
DateJune
LocationStockholm, Sweden
Event typeroad
DistanceMarathon
Primary sponsorASICS
Established1979
Course recordsMen's: 2:10:10 (2019)
Ethiopia Nigussie Sahlesilassie
Women's: 2:28:24 (1988)
Norway Grete Waitz
Official siteStockholm Marathon
Participants6,958 finishers (2021)
12,349 (2019)

The Stockholm Marathon, known as the ASICS Stockholm Marathon for sponsorship reasons, is an annual marathon arranged in Stockholm, Sweden, since 1979. It serves as the Swedish marathon championship race. At the 2009 Stockholm Marathon more than 18,500 participants (14,442 men and 4,385 women) were registered.[citation needed] The marathon is categorized as a Bronze Label Road Race by World Athletics.[1]

Course[edit]

Course from 2010 onwards
Near the Royal Palace in 2008
On the bridge Djurgårdsbron in 2007

The marathon starts adjacent to the 1912 Olympic Stadium and consists of two loops around the city, finishing with a three-quarter lap around the tracks of the Olympic Stadium. Until and including the 2009 edition, the two loops around the city differed only slightly from each other, but the major part of the loops were identical. However, from 2010 the route was changed somewhat to make the loops more different from each other. Most notably, the first loop is now shorter, thus minimizing the number of trailing runners that the elite runners have to lap.

Date[edit]

The marathon normally takes place at the end of May or the beginning of June. It is held on a Saturday afternoon, thus distinguishing it from the majority of city marathons (London, New York, Paris) which take place on Sunday mornings, to minimise disruption to the city. This leads to a risk in some editions being held in considerable heat, and indeed has been, especially last years[when?] with temperatures around 30 °C (86 °F).

The 2020 edition of the race was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.[a][3] The 2021 competition was postponed as well, and ended up held on Saturday, 9 October.[4]

Reception[edit]

The book The Ultimate Guide to International Marathons ranks the Stockholm Marathon as the best marathon in the world.[5]

Winners[edit]

In the case of Swedish runners, the runner's club is also mentioned.
Key:   Course record

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ It was initially postponed to 2020.09.05 before it was cancelled, with all registrants having the option of transferring their bib to another runner, and foreign runners also having the option of transferring their registration to 2021.[2]
  2. ^ a b h:m:s

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Events Calendar | World Athletics".
  2. ^ https://www.stockholmmarathon.se/eng-lopare/
  3. ^ a b c https://marathongruppen.se/stockholmmarathon-corona/
  4. ^ "Maratonfesten är tillbaka, med publik" (in Swedish). SVT Sport. 9 October 2021. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  5. ^ Craythorn, Dennis; Hanna, Rich (1997). The Ultimate Guide to International Marathons. United States: Capital Road Race Publications. ISBN 978-0-9655187-0-3.
  6. ^ "Top three runners each year since 1979 / Men". StockholmMarathon.se. Archived from the original on 2016-10-11. Retrieved 2017-03-22.
  7. ^ "Top three runners each year since 1979 / Women". StockholmMarathon.se. Archived from the original on 2017-03-22. Retrieved 2017-03-22.

List of winners[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Stockholm Marathon at Wikimedia Commons