Tel Aviv Marathon

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Tel Aviv Marathon
Maraton Tel Aviv - Beach View.JPG
DateFebruary
LocationTel Aviv, Israel
Event typeRoad
DistanceMarathon
Primary sponsorSamsung
Established1981
Course recordsMen: 2:10:306
Kenya William Yegon (2015)
Women: 2:35:51
Kenya Margaret Njuguna (2017)
Official siteTel Aviv Marathon

The Tel Aviv Marathon is a major marathon held annually in Tel Aviv, Israel, in February. Inaugurated in 1981, it was held annually until 1994.[1] In 2009, it was revived and has been taking place annually since, attracting about 40,000 runners in 2016.[2] The most recent winners were Ethiopian Samuel Demie and Kenyan Margaret Njuguna.[3][4]

History[edit]

The marathon is one of Tel Aviv's core annual international events. The Tel Aviv Marathon is a multi-course event allowing both professional and hobbyist runners to take part. The event includes an Inline Skating Half Marathon, and a 30 km Handcycle race for people with special needs. Marathon runners run along the seashore and main streets of Tel Aviv, an official UNESCO world heritage site.[5]

Some 35,000 runners were expected to take part in the 2013 marathon, with a range of different courses on offer.[6] Due to unexpectedly high temperatures, the marathon did not take place as originally scheduled for March 15, 2013. Other races scheduled as part of the event, including the half marathon, 10 km races, 4.2 km race and children's race did take place, but started earlier in the day than originally scheduled. Despite the precautions, one runner collapsed and died about 100 m before the finish line, and 12 others were hospitalized.

Course records[edit]

The men's course record is 2:10:30, set in the 2015 edition by William Yegon of Kenya.

The Israeli men's course record is 2:27:25, set in the 2017 edition by Marhu Teferi.

The women's course record is 2:35:51, set in the 2017 edition by Margaret Njuguna of Kenya.

The Israeli women's course record is 2:51:39, set in the 2017 edition by Mantamar Bikaya.

Past winners[edit]

Key:   Course record

Date Men's winner Time Women's winner Time
22 Feb 2019  Samuel Demie (ETH) 2:14:31  Margaret Njuguna (KEN) 2:40:26
23 Feb 2018  Ernest Kebenei (KEN) 2:19:53  Margaret Njuguna (KEN) 2:58:18
24 Feb 2017  Belete Mekonen (ETH) 2:12:12  Margaret Njuguna (KEN) 2:35:51
26 Feb 2016  William Yegon (KEN) 2:10:50  Lonah Chemtai (KEN) 2:40:16
27 Feb 2015  William Yegon (KEN) 2:10:30  Azeb Weldehawariat (ETH) 2:51:24
28 Feb 2014  Ezekiel Kiprop (KEN) 2:14:40  Margaret Njuguna (KEN) 2:44:23
2013 Was not held
30 Mar 2012  Samuel Tarus (KEN) 2:15:15  Abeba Tolla (ETH) 2:38:27
08 Apr 2011  Josphat Rono (KEN) 2:19:02  Worknesh Shashe (ETH) 2:40:35
14 May 2010  Avraham Hailemelkot (ISR) 2:49:34  Orna Blau (ISR) 3:13:30
24 Apr 2009  Daniel Kipchumba (KEN) 2:38:06  Orna Blau (ISR) 3:07:41
1995–2008 Was not held
15 Mar 1994  Gezahenge Birra (ETH) 2:19:37  Czesława Mentlewicz (POL) 2:40:44
15 Mar 1993  Aiduna Aitnafa (ETH) 2:21:37  Cinzia Allasia (ITA) 3:10:57
16 Mar 1992  Tumo Turbo (ETH) 2:14:56  Alina Magamedirova (RUS) 2:47:47
15 Apr 1991  Tsegaye Segne (ETH) 2:19:50  Loredana Ricci (ITA) 2:58:12
15 Mar 1990  Hannu Korkalainen (FIN) 2:30:32  Loredana Ricci (ITA) 3:20:12
16 Mar 1989  Osmiro Silva (BRA) 2:13:23*  Czesława Mentlewicz (POL) 2:53:18*
06 Mar 1988  Jean-Claude Louison (FRA) 2:22:21  Adriana Barbu (ROM) 2:44:03
19 Mar 1987  Michel Constant (FRA) 2:23:27  Erika Kruger (GER) 3:26:28
03 Mar 1986  Michel Schwind (FRA) 2:30:05  Elena Murgoci (ROM) 2:49:32
07 Mar 1985  Jean-Michel Charbonnel (FRA) 2:23:06  Lise Kristiansen (DEN) 3:01:27
19 Mar 1984  Gheorghe Sandu (ROM) 2:27:05 n/a ---
28 Mar 1983 n/a --- n/a ---
09 Mar 1982  Yves Seigneuric (FRA)
 Claude Minni (FRA)
2:26:56  Navah Ezra (ISR) 4:31:15
19 Mar 1981  Jean-Michel Charbonnel (FRA) 2:35:47 n/a ---

Notes: 1981 was the inaugural year. The course used for the 1989 race was 1,750 m too short, due to marking mistakes. https://arrs.run/HP_TelAvivMa.htm

Prize Money (ADR qualified runners)[edit]

Year Men Woman Total
2012 $9,240 $5,600 $14,840
2011 8,710 8,710 17,420
2009 1,000 1,750 2,750
Sums $18,950 $16,060 $35,010

Quality Performances[edit]

Men
<2:15 3
<2:16 3
<2:17 3
<2:18 6
<2:19 6
<2:20 11
Women
<2:40 1
<2:42 3
<2:44 3
<2:46 5
<2:4 8
<2:50 11

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tel Aviv Marathon". Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved January 13, 2013.
  2. ^ Press, Viva Sarah (2014-02-28). "40,000 run in Tel Aviv Marathon". Israel 21c. Retrieved 2014-03-30.
  3. ^ "דמי גטאצ'ו האתיופי ניצח במרתון תל אביב". ynet (in Hebrew). 2019-02-22. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  4. ^ staff, T. O. I. "40,000 runners take to the streets of Tel Aviv for annual marathon". www.timesofisrael.com. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  5. ^ "General Info". Retrieved January 13, 2013.
  6. ^ "Run for it! The Tel Aviv Marathon returns in March 2013!". igoogledisrael.com. Retrieved 2013-01-13.

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