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Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM) is an annual half marathon foot-race held in New Delhi, India. Established in 2005, it is both an elite runner and mass participation event. It is an AIMS-certified course and is listed as a Gold Label Road Race [1]by the IAAF.[2] The 2009 event attracted around 30k runners who competed in one of the four races:[3] The event includes the half marathon, the 7 km Great Delhi Run, a 4.3 km run for senior citizens, and a 3.5 km wheelchair race.[4]

Delhi Half Marathon
Delhi Half Marathon.png
The logo for Delhi Half Marathon
Date November
Location Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi
Event type Road
Distance Half marathon
Established 2005



Finish line of Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2016 at Nehru Stadium

The course starts in the Nehru Stadium, although this was temporarily moved to the grounds of the Secretariat Building while the stadium was under renovation for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.[5] The race is largely flat and has delivered fast winning times in its short history, with men producing a number of sub-one hour times and women recording times under 1:08:00.[6][7][8]


The race was sponsored Hutchison Essar for its first two races, and the company sponsored the event as Vodafone Essar in 2007 following a takeover. Rival communications company Airtel holds the sponsor role since 2008.[9]


The half marathon[10] is the elite runner race, while the Great Delhi Run attracts the majority of participants overall. The inaugural edition in 2005 had total prize money of US$310,000.[11] The prize for the winners of the men's and women's race was $25,000 dollars in 2009 and $27,000 in 2015.[12][13]

Past winnersEdit

Key:   Course record

Edition Year Men's winner Time Women's winner Time
1st 2005   Philip Rugut (KEN) 1:01:55   Irina Timofeyeva (RUS) 1:10:35
2nd 2006   Francis Kibiwott (KEN) 1:01:36   Lineth Chepkurui  (KEN) 1:10:40
3rd 2007   Dieudonné Disi (RWA) 1:00:43   Deriba Alemu (ETH) 1:10:30
4th 2008   Deriba Merga (ETH) 59:15   Aselefech Mergia (ETH) 1:08:17
5th 2009   Deriba Merga (ETH) 59:54   Mary Keitany (KEN) 1:06:54
6th 2010   Geoffrey Mutai (KEN) 59:38   Aselefech Mergia (ETH) 1:08:35
7th 2011[14]   Lelisa Desisa (ETH) 59:30   Lucy Wangui (KEN) 1:07:04
8th 2012 [15]   Edwin Kipyego (KEN) 1:00:55   Wude Ayalew (ETH) 1:11:10
9th 2013 [16]   Atsedu Tsegay (ETH) 59:12   Florence Kiplagat (KEN) 1:08:02
10th 2014 [17]   Guye Adola (ETH) 59:06   Florence Kiplagat (KEN) 1:10:04
11th 2015 [13]   Birhanu Legese (ETH) 59:20   Cynthia Limo (KEN) 1:08:35
12th 2016[18]   Eliud Kipchoge (KEN) 59:44   Worknesh Degefa (ETH) 1:07:42
13th 2017[19]   Birhanu Legese (ETH) 59:46   Almaz Ayana (ETH) 1:07:12



  1. ^ "IAAF: IAAF Label Road Races Archive of Past Events". Retrieved 2016-11-16. 
  2. ^ "AIMS Race Directory". Association of International Marathons and Distance Races. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  3. ^ "Keitany sub-1:07 again, Merga defends in Delhi Half Marathon". IAAF. 2009-11-01. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  4. ^ "30,000 people run the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon". Hindustan Times. 2009-11-01. Archived from the original on 2010-11-23. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  5. ^ Krishnan, Ram. Murali (2007-10-28). "Disi, Alemu the winners in New Delhi Half-Marathon". IAAF. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  6. ^ "Delhi attracts high quality field and Jackie Joyner-Kersee's assistance". IAAF. 2008-11-07. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  7. ^ "Half Marathon All Time – Women". IAAF. 2009-10-11. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  8. ^ "Half Marathon All Time – Men". IAAF. 2009-10-11. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  9. ^ "Airtel looks at leveraging world's richest Delhi marathon". MSN. 2009-10-29. 
  10. ^ "ADHM 2017". Bee Bulletin. 
  11. ^ "Delhi marathon hits rough weather". The Hindu. 2005-07-22. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  12. ^ "Defending champions return, but Mergia will have Keitany to contend with - Delhi Half Marathon preview". IAAF. 2009-10-30. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  13. ^ a b "Legese, Limo show at Airtel Delhi Half Marathon". Business Standard. 29 November 2015. 
  14. ^ "In close races, Desisa and Kabuu prevail in New Delhi Half". IAAF. Retrieved 2011-11-27. 
  15. ^ "Race result 2012". Retrieved 2012-10-11. 
  16. ^ "Race result 2013". Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  17. ^ "Race result 2014". Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  18. ^ "Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM) | Race Results". Retrieved 2017-01-16. 
  19. ^ "Berhanu Legese and Almaz Ayana win 2017 Airtel Delhi Half Marathon". Retrieved 2017-11-20. 

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