Runners in the 2008 race
|Course records||2:11:37 Hugh Jones, 1983
2:28:24 Grete Waitz, 1988
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 4385 women) were registered.
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.
The marathon normally takes place at the end of May or the beginning of June, They runs on a Saturday to 2010, they start at 02:00 pm, from 2011 they start 11:30 am. 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 with temperatures around 30 °C (86 °F).
The book The Ultimate Guide to International Marathons (1997), written by Dennis Craythorn and Rich Hanna, ranks the Stockholm Marathon as the best marathon in the world.
Key: Course record
|1979||Heide Brenner||West Germany||2:47:06|
|1983||Tuulikki Räisänen||Sweden - Enhörna IF||2:36:58|
|1984||Ria Van Landeghem||Belgium||2:34:13|
|1985||Jeanette Nordgren||Sweden - IK Vikingen||2:36:43|
|1986||Evy Palm||Sweden - Mölndals AIK||2:34:42|
|1987||Evy Palm||Sweden - Mölndals AIK||2:35:14|
|1989||Evy Palm||Sweden - Mölndals AIK||2:33:26|
|1990||Midde Hamrin||Sweden - Mölndals AIK||2:37:07|
|1991||Midde Hamrin||Sweden - Mölndals AIK||2:36:15|
|1995||Ingmarie Nilsson||Sweden - Ullevi Friidrott||2:33:03|
|1999||Marie Söderström-Lundberg||Sweden - Hässelby SK||2:36:55|
|2000||Marie Söderström-Lundberg||Sweden - Hässelby SK||2:37:57|
|2002||Lena Gavelin||Sweden - BIF Jamtrennarna||2:33:48|
|2003||Marie Söderström-Lundberg||Sweden - Hässelby SK||2:35:07|
|2005||Tina María Ramos||Spain||2:41:31|
|2006||Anna Rahm||Sweden - Rånäs||2:36:35|
|2008||Isabellah Andersson||Sweden - Hässelby SK||2:34:14|
|2009||Isabellah Andersson||Sweden - Hässelby SK||2:33:52|
|2010||Isabellah Andersson||Sweden - Hässelby SK||2:31:35|
|2011||Isabellah Andersson||Sweden - Hässelby SK||2:37:28|
|2013||Isabellah Andersson||Sweden - Hässelby SK||2:33:49|
|2014||Isabellah Andersson||Sweden - Hässelby SK||2:32:28|
|2015||Isabellah Andersson||Sweden - Hässelby SK||2.34.14|
- List of winners
- Heyworth, Malcolm & Fält, Birger (8 June 2009). Stockholm Marathon. Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 27 May 2011.
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