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2019 World Athletics Championships – Women's marathon

The women's marathon at the 2019 World Athletics Championships was held in Doha, Qatar, on 27 September 2019.[1] The competition starts by midnight, and is the first midnight marathon in the history of the world championships.[2]

Women's marathon
at the 2019 World Championships
VenueKhalifa International Stadium
Dates27 September
Competitors68 from 41 nations
Winning time2:32.43
Medalists
gold medal    Kenya
silver medal    Bahrain
bronze medal    Namibia
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SummaryEdit

This was a hot race. Starting at midnight local time in order to minimize the desert heat, still the temperatures of the race ranged between 30° and almost 33° centigrade (86° to 92° fahrenheit), 32° (90°F) and humidity at 73% at the start.

We never would have run a marathon in these conditions in our own country.

— Haji Adillo Roba, Ethiopian Coach[3]

None of the highly regarded Ethiopian athletes were able to finish the race. 28 out of the 68 entrants were unable to finish. Other top placed competitors including European Champion Lonah Chemtai Salpeter, blew up along the way, turning this into a race of attrition.

Running a criterion style six laps race, five women broke away before the end of the first lap. After Salpeter had to drop back, the quartet of leaders included returning silver medalist Edna Kiplagat, but it boiled down to #3 of all time Ruth Chepngetich and defending champion Rose Chelimo. The fact that Chepngetich set her personal best earlier in the year in Dubai foretold the results. One surge was what it took to break away from Chelimo. It was the slowest winning time in World Championship history by over two minutes. 39 year old Namibian Helalia Johannes stayed close enough to the leaders to get bronze.

The IAAF later confirmed that no athletes had suffered heat stroke as a result of the race.[4]

RecordsEdit

Before the competition records were as follows:[5]

Record Perf. Athlete Nat. Date Location
World (mixed sex) 2:15:25 Paula Radcliffe   GBR 13 Apr 2003 London, Great Britain
World (women only) 2:17:01 Mary Keitany   KEN 23 Apr 2017 London, Great Britain
Championship 2:20:57 Paula Radcliffe   GBR 14 Aug 2005 Helsinki, Finland
World leading 2:17:08 Ruth Chepngetich   KEN 25 Jan 2019 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
African 2:17:01 Mary Keitany   KEN 23 Apr 2017 London, Great Britain
Asian 2:19:12 Mizuki Noguchi   JPN 25 Sep 2005 Berlin, Germany
NACAC 2:19:36 Deena Kastor   USA 23 Apr 2006 London, Great Britain
South American 2:26:45 Inés Melchor   PER 28 Sep 2014 Berlin, Germany
European 2:15:25 Paula Radcliffe   GBR 13 Apr 2003 London, Great Britain
Oceanian 2:22:36 Benita Willis   AUS 22 Oct 2006 Chicago, United States

ScheduleEdit

The event schedule, in local time (UTC+3), was as follows:[6]

Date Time Round
27 September 23:59 Final

ResultsEdit

The final took place on 27 September at 23:59. The results were as follows:[7]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
  Ruth Chepngetich   Kenya (KEN) 2:32:43
  Rose Chelimo   Bahrain (BHR) 2:33:46
  Helalia Johannes   Namibia (NAM) 2:34:15
4 Edna Kiplagat   Kenya (KEN) 2:35:36 SB
5 Volha Mazuronak   Belarus (BLR) 2:36:21
6 Roberta Groner   United States (USA) 2:38:44
7 Mizuki Tanimoto   Japan (JPN) 2:39:09
8 Kim Ji-hyang   North Korea (PRK) 2:41:24
9 Lyndsay Tessier   Canada (CAN) 2:42:03 SB
10 Jo Un-ok   North Korea (PRK) 2:42:23
11 Madoka Nakano   Japan (JPN) 2:42:39
12 Desi Jisa Mokonin   Bahrain (BHR) 2:43:19
13 Carrie Dimoff   United States (USA) 2:44:35 SB
14 Ri Kwang-ok   North Korea (PRK) 2:46:16
15 Visiline Jepkesho   Kenya (KEN) 2:46:38
16 Marta Galimany   Spain (ESP) 2:47:45
17 Nastassia Ivanova   Belarus (BLR) 2:48:41
18 Charlotta Fougberg   Sweden (SWE) 2:49:17
19 Anne-Mari Hyryläinen   Finland (FIN) 2:51:26
20 Marcela Joglová   Czech Republic (CZE) 2:52:22
21 Rutendo Joan Nyahora   Zimbabwe (ZIM) 2:52:33
22 Sardana Trofimova   Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA) 2:52:46
23 Nazret Weldu   Eritrea (ERI) 2:53:45
24 Ma Yugui   China (CHN) 2:55:24
25 Galbadrakhyn Khishigsaikhan   Mongolia (MGL) 2:56:15
26 Alisa Vainio   Finland (FIN) 2:56:30 SB
27 Melanie Myrand   Canada (CAN) 2:57:40
28 Salomé Rocha   Portugal (POR) 2:58:19
29 Gloria Priviletzio   Greece (GRE) 2:58:43
30 Valdilene dos Santos Silva   Brazil (BRA) 2:59:00
31 Manuela Soccol   Belgium (BEL) 2:59:11
32 Sviatlana Kudzelich   Belarus (BLR) 3:00:38
33 Ciren Cuomu   China (CHN) 3:01:56
34 Bayartsogtyn Mönkhzayaa   Mongolia (MGL) 3:02:57
35 Rochelle Rodgers   Australia (AUS) 3:05:12
36 Andreia Hessel   Brazil (BRA) 3:06:13
37 Johanna Bäcklund   Sweden (SWE) 3:08:30
38 Kelsey Bruce   United States (USA) 3:09:37
39 Mayada Al-Sayad   Palestine (PLE) 3:10:30
40 Gabriela Traña   Costa Rica (CRC) 3:19:13
Elvan Abeylegesse   Turkey (TUR) DNF
Ruti Aga   Ethiopia (ETH)
Bojana Bjeljac   Croatia (CRO)
Monika Bytautienė   Lithuania (LTU)
Fadime Çelik   Turkey (TUR)
Rosa Chacha   Ecuador (ECU)
Linet Toroitich Chebet   Uganda (UGA)
Shure Demise   Ethiopia (ETH)
Roza Dejere   Ethiopia (ETH)
Sara Dossena   Italy (ITA)
Giovanna Epis   Italy (ITA)
Shitaye Eshete   Bahrain (BHR)
Sasha Gollish   Canada (CAN)
Dagmara Handzlik   Cyprus (CYP)
Ayano Ikemitsu   Japan (JPN)
Sitora Khamidova   Uzbekistan (UZB)
Mariya Korobitskaya   Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)
Li Dan   China (CHN)
Failuna Matanga   Tanzania (TAN)
Clémentine Mukandanga   Rwanda (RWA)
Elvanie Nimbona   Burundi (BDI)
Cecilia Norrbom   Sweden (SWE)
Matea Parlov Koštro   Croatia (CRO)
Charlotte Purdue   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
Lonah Chemtai Salpeter   Israel (ISR)
Oleksandra Shafar   Ukraine (UKR)
Hanna Vandenbussche   Belgium (BEL)
Hiruni Kesara Wijayaratne   Sri Lanka (SRI)
Tish Jones   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) DNS
Nikolina Šustić   Croatia (CRO)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Start list
  2. ^ "Marathon". iaafworldathleticschamps.com. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  3. ^ https://www.bbc.com/sport/athletics/49860159
  4. ^ 50km race walk to go ahead as planned - IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019. IAAF (2019-09-28). Retrieved 2019-09-28.
  5. ^ "Marathon Women − Records". IAAF. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Marathon Women − Timetable". IAAF. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Marathon Women − Final − Results" (PDF). IAAF. 28 September 2019. Retrieved 28 September 2019.