The Amsterdam Marathon (branded TCS Amsterdam Marathon for sponsorship reasons) is an annual marathon (42.195 km) in Amsterdam in the Netherlands since 1975. The road race has a Gold Label from the IAAF. During the event, there are also a half marathon race (21.097 km) and an 8 km race in the program.
Logo of the Amsterdam Marathon in 2013
|Date||Third Sunday of October|
|Distance||Marathon (42.195 km)|
|Course records||Men's: 2:04:06 (2018)|
Women's: 2:19:26 (2019)
|Official site||Amsterdam Marathon|
After the Olympics there were no marathons in Amsterdam until 1975. Since that year the marathon was held annually, with the exception of 1978.
The 1980 course record of 2:09:01 ran by Dutchman Gerard Nijboer could be considered an unofficial world record as the generally recognized record at that time, 2:08:34 in Antwerp, had been run on a course that was 500 meters short. However, IAAF doesn't recognise Nijboer time as any record.
In 2005, the former world record holder on the marathon, Haile Gebrselassie, earned his first win in the Amsterdam Marathon in the fastest marathon time in the world for the 2006 season (2:06.20).
In 2012, the Kenyan Wilson Chebet won the race by a time of 2:05:41 and broke the previous course record by three seconds. In the same year, Ethiopian Meseret Hailu broke the women's course record with a time of 2:21:09.
In 2017, Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono was the surprise winner of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon, taking more than a minute off his PB to set a new course record of 2:05:09. He went on to defend his title in 2018 and set a new course record of 2:04:06
|Course record progression|
|5 August 1928||Boughera El Ouafi||2:32:57|
|3 May 1975||Jørgen Jensen||2:16:51|
|21 May 1977||Bill Rodgers||2:12:47|
|26 April 1980||Gerard Nijboer||2:09:01 WR|
|2 November 1997||Sammy Korir||2:08:24|
|1 November 1998||Sammy Korir||2:08:13|
|17 October 1999||Fred Kiprop||2:06:47|
|19 October 2003||William Kipsang||2:06:39|
|17 October 2004||Robert Cheboror||2:06:22|
|16 October 2005||Haile Gebrselassie||2:06:20|
|18 October 2009||Gilbert Yegon||2:06:18|
|17 October 2010||Getu Feleke||2:05:44|
|21 October 2012||Wilson Chebet||2:05:41|
|20 October 2013||Wilson Chebet||2:05:36|
|16 October 2016||Daniel Wanjiru||2:05:21|
|17 October 2017||Lawrence Cherono||2:05:09|
|21 October 2018||Lawrence Cherono||2:04:06|
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