The Stramilano is an annual athletics event which takes place in Milan, Italy in spring. The event comprises three parts: the Stramilano International Half Marathon (a professional road running competition over 21.0975 km), the La Stramilano dei 50.000 (English: Stramilano of the 50,000; a 10 km non-competitive run/walk open to the general public) and the Stramilanina – a 5 km event for younger people.
The event was conceived in 1972 by the Italian Renato Cepparo. The idea took shape after the unexpected success of the Milan-Proserpio walk, a 43-km, "non-competitive" walk which Cepparo organized at the beginning with a handful of friends and then in an "open" format for anyone who wanted to take part starting from 18 September 1971.
The first Stramilano took place on 14 March 1972, as a nocturnal walk which ran along the entire outer ring road (about 22 km) and saw over 4,000 participants. Subsequently organisation was taken up by the sports group Fior di Roccia, and participation rose steadily until it settled at an average of 50,000 participants: for this reason the non-competitive race is called "Stramilano of the 50,000".
Over time, the event changed: the route was shortened (in 2008 it was cut down to 12 km and in 2009 it was further reduced to 10 km) and the non-competitive race was complemented, from 1976 by the "Stramilano Agonistica", reserved to professional athletes, run on the same distance as the "half marathon" (21 km and 97 m). Moreover, besides the main event the "Stramilanina" is also organised for children, with a route of only 6 km (reduced to 5 km in 2009). In the last few years this event has been taken up as a model and similar events take place in foreign cities, for example the Stralugano in Lugano, Switzerland.
Half marathon winners
Key: Course record Italian championship race
|Edition||Year||Men's winner||Time (h:m:s)||Women's winner||Time (h:m:s)|
|5th||1976||Victor Manuel Mora (COL)||1:01:42||Silvana Cruciata (ITA)||1:15:27|
|6th||1977||Mohamed Kedir (ETH)||1:03:26||Silvana Cruciata (ITA)||1:22:05|
|7th||1978||Franco Fava (ITA)||1:04:31||Silvana Cruciata (ITA)||1:18:44|
|8th||1979||Edmundo Warnke (CHI)||1:07:05||Barbara Moore (NZL)||1:18:30|
|9th||1980||Robele Wolde (ETH)||1:06:04||Not held|
|10th||1981||Robert de Castella (AUS)||1:04:52||Silvana Cruciata (ITA)||1:17:39|
|11th||1982||Mohamed Kedir (ETH)||1:01:02||Grete Waitz (NOR)||1:09:19|
|12th||1983||Alberto Cova (ITA)||1:03:28||Rosa Mota (POR)||1:13:22|
|13th||1984||Alberto Cova (ITA)||1:01:52||Laura Fogli (ITA)||1:14:10|
|14th||1985||Enzo Davoglio (ITA)||1:07:14||Carla Beurskens (NED)||1:12:30|
|15th||1986||Alberto Cova (ITA)||1:02:04||Not held|
|16th||1987||Gelindo Bordin (ITA)||1:03:16|
|17th||1988||Diamantino dos Santos (BRA)||1:02:51|
|18th||1989 †||John Ngugi (KEN)||1:01:24|
|19th||1990||Moses Tanui (KEN)||1:01:43|
|20th||1991||Moses Tanui (KEN)||1:00:51|
|21st||1992||Moses Tanui (KEN)||1:01:06|
|22nd||1993||Moses Tanui (KEN)||59:47||Rosanna Munerotto (ITA)||1:11:07|
|23rd||1994||Paul Tergat (KEN)||1:00:13||Maria Guida (ITA)||1:10:19|
|24th||1995||Paul Tergat (KEN)||59:56||Not held|
|25th||1996||Paul Tergat (KEN)||58:51|
|26th||1997||Paul Tergat (KEN)||1:00:23|
|27th||1998||Paul Tergat (KEN)||59:17|
|28th||1999||Paul Tergat (KEN)||59:22|
|29th||2000||Patrick Ivuti (KEN)||1:00:49|
|30th||2001||Patrick Ivuti (KEN)||1:00:42|
|31st||2002||Rachid Berradi (ITA)||1:00:20|
|32nd||2003||John Yuda (TAN)||1:00:25|
|33rd||2004||Robert Kipchumba (KEN)||1:00:21||Tiziana Alagia (ITA)||1:13:21|
|34th||2005||Wilson Kebenei (KEN)||1:00:11||Anikó Kálovics (HUN)||1:11:57|
|35th||2006||Paul Kimaiyo (KEN)||1:00:49||Anikó Kálovics (HUN)||1:10:55|
|36th||2007||Philemon Kipchumba Kisang (KEN)||1:00:55||Anikó Kálovics (HUN)||1:08:58|
|37th||2008||Philemon Kipchumba Kisang (KEN)||1:02:14||Maria Zeferina Baldaia (BRA)||1:13:50|
|38th||2009||Paul Kimaiyo Kimugul (KEN)||1:01:03||Aberu Kebede (ETH)||1:08:43|
|39th||2010||Moses Mosop (KEN)||59:20||Jane Jepkosgei Kiptoo (KEN)||1:09:52|
|40th||2011||Matthew Kisorio (KEN)||1:00:03||Ababel Eyeshaneh (ETH)||1:09:54|
|41st||2012||Yacob Jarso (ETH)||1:01:07||Valeria Straneo (ITA)||1:08:48|
|42nd||2013||Kiprop Limo (KEN)||1:01:49||Pauline Kahenya (KEN)||1:11:19|
|43rd||2014||Thomas Lokomwa (KEN)||1:01:39||Lucy Wambui Murigi (KEN)||1:10:52|
- † = The 1989 event featured a women's 10 km race which was won by New Zealand's Mary O'Connor in a time of 34:16 minutes.
- Stramilano Races. Stramilano. Retrieved on 2010-09-10.
- Course was shorter than full half marathon distance
- Half marathon course short by 49 metres
- Sampaolo, Diego (2012-03-25). Jarso and Straneo beat the heat at the Stramilano. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-03-26.
- Sampaolo, Diego (2013-03-24). Limo and Kahenya win on rainy day in Milan. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-03-24.
- Sampaolo, Diego (2014-03-23). Lokomwa and Wambui continue Kenyan domination at the 2014 Stramilano half marathon. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-03-24.
- List of winners
- Albo d’oro. Stramilano. Retrieved on 2010-09-10.
- Stramilano Half Marathon. Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 2010-09-10.
- Official Stramilano website with English version