Valencia Marathon

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Valencia Marathon
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Finish line
DateEarly December
LocationValencia, Spain
Event typeRoad
DistanceMarathon, 10K run
Primary sponsorEDP
Established1981
Course recordsMen: 2:04:31 (2018)
Ethiopia Leul Gebresilase
Women: 2:21:14 (2018)
Ethiopia Ashete Dido
Official siteValencia Marathon
Participants19,504 (2018)

The Valencia Marathon (Spanish: Maratón de Valencia) also known as Marathon Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP for sponsorship reasons, is an annual road running event over the marathon distance (42.195 km or 26.219  miles) that takes place in the city of Valencia. It is organised by the SD Correcaminos Valencia sports club, which also organises the annual Valencia Half Marathon.

The event was first held in 1981 as a popular race known as the Maratón Popular de Valencia. It is ranked Nº1 in the Spanish Road Races Ranking and holds since January 2016 the IAAF Gold Label. [1]

Past winners[edit]

Key:   Course record

Edition Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
1st 1981  Teodoro Pérez (ESP) 2:26:57  Nuria de Miguel (ESP) 3:20:50
2nd 1982  Antonio Castells (ESP) 2:28:19  Nuria de Miguel (ESP) 3:29:26
3rd 1983  Teodoro Pérez (ESP) 2:20:58  María Victoria García (ESP) 3:14:43
4th 1984  Vicente Antón (ESP) 2:14:01  Juana María Pablos (ESP) 2:57:28
5th 1985  Ramiro Matamoros (ESP) 2:16:56  Nuria de Miguel (ESP) 3:03:49
6th 1986  Paweł Lorens (POL) 2:16:31  Małgorzata Szumińska (POL) 2:46:31
7th 1987  Mirosław Bugaj (POL) 2:19:06  Ewa Wrzosek (POL) 2:46:54
8th 1988  Alfonso Abellán (ESP) 2:14:42  María Luisa Irízar (ESP) 2:41:03
9th 1989  Mirosław Dzienisik (POL) 2:19:09  Elisenda Pucurull (ESP) 2:46:19
10th 1990  Radamés González (CUB) 2:15:57  Elisenda Pucurull (ESP) 2:43:36
11th 1991  Sergey Prokhorov (RUS) 2:17:15  Elisenda Pucurull (ESP) 2:43:14
12th 1992  Cephas Matafi (ZIM) 2:15:14  Yekaterina Khramenkova (BLR) 2:36:03
13th 1993  Leonid Shvetsov (RUS) 2:15:04  Mónica Pont (ESP) 2:35:30
14th 1994  Yevgeniy Zarakovskiy (RUS) 2:16:20  Zinaida Semenova (RUS) 2:34:08
15th 1995  Lars Andervang (SWE) 2:19:20  Valentina Lyakhova (RUS) 2:46:34
16th 1996  Eduardo Alcaina (ESP) 2:17:53  Zinaida Semenova (RUS) 2:43:05
17th 1997  Eduardo Alcaina (ESP) 2:18:07  Faustina María Ramos (ESP) 2:53:35
18th 1998  Samuel Okemwa (KEN) 2:19:51  Esther Pedrosa (ESP) 2:44:30
19th 1999  Jackton Odhiambo (KEN) 2:15:35  Olga Sokolova (RUS) 2:42:27
20th 2000  Thomas Magut (KEN) 2:15:05  María Luisa Muñoz (ESP) 2:32:34
21st 2001  John Miaka (KEN) 2:13:46  María Luisa Larraga (ESP) 2:30:10
22nd 2002  Samuel Tangus (KEN) 2:13:05  María Abel (ESP) 2:28:08
23rd 2003  Samuel Tangus (KEN) 2:14:43  Mulu Seboka (ETH) 2:46:33
24th 2004  Eric Kiptum (KEN) 2:14:32  Živilė Balčiūnaitė (LIT) 2:41:05
25th 2005  Rachid Ghanmouni (MAR) 2:14:03  Nadezhda Zolotareva (RUS) 2:43:24
26th 2006  Derba Bedade (ETH) 2:14:23  Teresa Gracia (ESP) 2:57:02
27th 2007  Samson Loywapet (KEN) 2:12:04  Alemu Zinash (ETH) 2:39:08
28th 2008  Philip Manyim (KEN) 2:11:29  María José Pueyo (ESP) 2:32:22
29th 2009  Andrés Micó (ESP) 2:26:43  Maxine McKinnon (GBR) 2:50:46
30th 2010  David Njagi (KEN) 2:09:45  Gladys Chebet (KEN) 2:42:06
31st 2011  Isaiah Kiplagat (KEN) 2:07:59  Marshet Jimma (ETH) 2:34:23
32nd 2012  Luka Kanda (KEN) 2:08:14  Birhane Dibaba (ETH) 2:29:22
33rd 2013  Felix Keny (KEN) 2:07:14  Azalech Masresha (ETH) 2:27:01
34th 2014  Jacob Kendagor (KEN) 2:08:39  Beata Naigambo (NAM) 2:30:54
35th 2015  John Mwangangi (KEN) 2:06:13  Beata Naigambo (NAM) 2:26:57
36th 2016  Victor Kipchirchir (KEN) 2:07:39  Valary Aiyabei (KEN) 2:24:48
37th 2017  Sammy Kitwara (KEN) 2:05:15  Aberu Mekuria (ETH) 2:26:17
38th 2018  Leul Gebresilase (ETH) 2:04:31  Ashete Dido (ETH) 2:21:14

Wins by country[edit]

Country Men's race Women's race Total
 Spain 9 17 26
 Kenya 17 2 19
 Ethiopia 2 8 10
 Russia 3 5 8
 Poland 3 2 5
 Namibia 0 2 2
 Cuba 1 0 1
 Zimbabwe 1 0 1
 Sweden 1 0 1
 Morocco 1 0 1
 Belarus 0 1 1
 Lithuania 0 1 1
 United Kingdom 0 1 1

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