European Marathon Cup

The European Marathon Cup is a quadrennial team marathon competition between European countries. Initially a stand-alone championship race inaugurated in 1981, the race has been held in conjunction with the European Athletics Championships since 1994. Individual medallists are now included in the European Championships medal table, while team medals are awarded separately from the main championships.[1]

European Marathon Cup
Statusactive
GenreRoad running competitions
Date(s)August
Frequencyquadrennial
Location(s)various
Inaugurated1981 (1981)
Organised byEAA

Each national team may enter six runner and the team score is the sum of the times of the team's three fastest finishers. The IAAF World Marathon Cup (first held in 1985) follows a similar format.

EditionsEdit

Due to 2012 being an Olympic year, there were no racewalking and marathon competition.[2]

Edition Year Host city Host country Date Notes
1st 1981 Agen   France
2nd 1983 Laredo   Spain
3rd 1985 Rome   Italy
4th 1988 Huy   Belgium
5th 1994 Helsinki   Finland 7 August & 14 August
6th 1998 Budapest   Hungary 22–23 August
7th 2002 Munich   Germany 10–11 August
8th 2006 Gothenburg   Sweden 12–13 August
9th 2010 Barcelona   Spain 31 July–1 August
10th 2014 Helsinki   Finland 17 August [3]
11th 2018 Berlin   Germany 12 August [4]

RulesEdit

Each Country can deploy a single team with a maximum of six athletes, the total time is scored on the time of the first three classified, but the other athletes of the team that finished the race will be also awarded with the medal.[5]

MedallistsEdit

MenEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1981   Italy 30 pt
1. Massimo Magnani
8. Giampaolo Messina
9. Gianni Poli
12. Armando Scozzari
  Soviet Union 72 pt   Poland 80 pt
1983   East Germany 22 pt
1. Waldemar Cierpinski
2. Jürgen Eberding
  Italy 28 pt
3. Gianni Poli
4. Marco Marchei
8. Giampaolo Messina
13. Antonio Erotavo
  Spain 45 pt
1985   East Germany 32 pt
1. Michael Heilmann
3. Jörg Peter
  France 36 pt
2. Jacques Lefrand
  Italy 38 pt
4. Alessio Faustini
7. Gelindo Bordin
13. Aldo Fantoni
14. Loris Pimazzoni
1988   Soviet Union
1. Ravil Kashapov
  France
3. Alain Lazare
  Belgium
1994   Spain
1. Martín Fiz
2. Diego García
3. Alberto Juzdado
  Portugal
6. António Rodrigues
7. Manuel Matias
9. António Pinto
  France
10. Dominique Chauvelier
11. Noureddine Sobhi
18. Bruno Le Stum
1998   Italy
1. Stefano Baldini
2. Danilo Goffi
3. Vincenzo Modica
7. Giovanni Ruggiero
20. Ottaviano Andriani
  Spain
4. Julio Rey
5. Alejandro Gómez
6. Antoni Peña
  Portugal
9. João Lopes
10. António Salvador
15. Paulo Catarino
2002   Spain
3. Julio Rey
5. Alberto Juzdado
6. Alejandro Gómez
  Italy
4. Daniele Caimmi
10. Migidio Bourifa
12. Alberico di Cecco
13. Danilo Goffi
19. Ottaviano Andriani
21. Sergio Chiesa
  Portugal
23. José Santos
27. Manuel Pita
29. António Sousa
2006   Italy
1. Stefano Baldini
5. Francesco Ingargiola
11. Danilo Goffi
  Portugal
8. Alberto Chaíça
10. Luís Jesus
15. Hélder Ornelas
  Russia
6. Dmitriy Semyonov
13. Dmitriy Burmakin
17. Grigoriy Andreyev
2010   Spain
2. José Manuel Martínez
5. Pablo Villalobos
6. Rafael Iglesias
  Russia
3. Dmitriy Safronov
9. Aleksey Sokolov
15. Oleg Kulkov
  Italy
4. Ruggero Pertile
7. Migidio Bourifa
11. Ottaviano Andriani
31. Daniele Caimmi
2014   Russia   France    Switzerland
2018   Italy
3. Yassine Rachik
5. Eyob Faniel
12. Stefano La Rosa
  Spain
4. Javier Guerra
6. Jesus Espana
16. Camilo Raul Santiago
22. Petro Nimo
34. Iraitz Arrospide
  Austria
8. Lamawork Ketema
10. Peter Herzog
41. Christian Steinhammer

WomenEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1985   East Germany
1. Katrin Dörre
2. Gabriele Martins
3. Birgit Weinhold
  Italy
6. Laura Fogli
7. Emma Scaunich
9. Rita Marchisio
  Soviet Union
1988   Soviet Union
2. Raisa Smekhnova
3. Zoya Ivanova
  France   East Germany
1. Katrin Dörre
1994   Italy
2. Maria Curatolo
4. Ornella Ferrara
8. Rosanna Munerotto
9. Anna Villani
21. Bettina Sabatini
DNF Laura Fogli
  Romania   France
1998   Russia
2. Madina Biktagirova
7. Lyubov Morgunova
8. Yelena Razdrogina
9. Lyudmila Petrova
18. Irina Timofeyeva
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  Italy
3. Maura Viceconte
4. Franca Fiacconi
19. Gigliola Borghini
24. Francesca Zanusso
30. Paola Vignati
DNF Patrizia Ritondo
  Germany
2002   Germany   Russia Only two teams entered
2006   Italy
5. Bruna Genovese
7. Deborah Toniolo
8. Giovanna Volpato
9. Anna Incerti
21. Marcella Mancini
DNF Rosaria Console
  Russia   Germany
2010   Russia
2. Nailya Yulamanova
9. Irina Timofeyeva
11. Silviya Skvortsova
28. Yevgeniya Danilova
29. Margarita Plaksina
DNF Tatyana Pushkareva
  Italy
3. Anna Incerti
8. Rosaria Console
10. Deborah Toniolo
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  United Kingdom
14. Michelle Ross-Cope
16. Susan Partridge
20. Holly Rush
21. Helen Decker
24. Rebecca Robinson
25. Jo Wilkinson
2014   Italy
Valeria Straneo
Anna Incerti
Nadia Ejjafini
Emma Quaglia
Deborah Toniolo
Rosaria Console
  Portugal
Jessica Augusto
Filomena Costa
Marisa Barros
  Russia
Natalya Puchkova
Albina Mayorova
Gulnara Vygovskaya
2018   Belarus
Volha Mazuronak
Maryna Damantsevich
Nastassia Ivanova
Nina Savina
Iryna Somava
  Italy
Sara Dossena
Catherine Bertone
Fatna Maraoui
Laura Gotti
  Spain
Trihas Gebre
Maria Azucena Diaz
Elena Loyo
Marta Galimany
Clara Simal

All-time medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Italy (ITA)76215
2  Russia (RUS)3328
3  Spain (ESP)3216
4  East Germany3014
5  Soviet Union2114
6  Germany (GER)1023
7  France (FRA)0426
8  Portugal (POR)0325
9  Romania (ROM)0101
10  Austria (AUT)0011
  Belgium (BEL)0011
  Great Britain (GBR)0011
  Poland (POL)0011
   Switzerland (SUI)0011
Totals (14 nations)19201857

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ European Marathon Cup. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2011-12-17.
  2. ^ "European Athletics Championships Constitution - Article 34 EAA Competitions" (PDF). european-athletics.org. p. 13. Retrieved 20 August 2018. The European Athletics Championships (incorporating the European Marathon Cup)
  3. ^ "2014 European Athletics Championships Results - European Marathon Cup Men Final". european-athletics.org. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  4. ^ "2018 European Athletics Championships Results - European Marathon Cup Men Final" (PDF). european-athletics.org. p. 82. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  5. ^ "2018 European Athletics Championships - Team Manual" (PDF). european-athletics.org. p. 115. Retrieved 11 September 2018. 12.6.10 EUROPEAN MARATHON CUP SCORING AND TIE - The times of the first three finishing runners in each Team will be aggregated in order to determine the finishing order, the Team with the lowest aggregate time being the winner, and so on. A tie will be resolved in favour of the Team whose last scoring runner finishes nearest to first place. A Team finishing with fewer than three runners will not be classified in the Team result. All runners finishing the race will be classified individually and eligible for individual awards.

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