Gold Coast Marathon

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The Gold Coast Marathon is an annual marathon race on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. It is "Australia's premier road race",[1] and is one of only two marathons in Australia to hold a IAAF Gold Label status (the other being Sydney). The event is held on the first Sunday of July each year with races also being held the day before. The event was first held on 2 September 1979 as part of a health awareness campaign for the Gold Coast.

Gold Coast Marathon
DateJuly
LocationGold Coast, Australia
Event typeroad
DistanceMarathon, Half marathon
Established1979
Course recordsMen's: 2:07:50 (2019)
Japan Yuta Shitara
Women's: 2:24:49 (2018)
Kenya Ruth Chebitok
Official siteGold Coast Marathon
Participants5,769 (2019)

The men's course record of 2:07:50 hours is held by Yuta Shitara (2019), while Ruth Chebitok is the women's course record holder with her run of 2:24:49 hours in 2018.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

The inaugural Gold Coast Marathon was held on 2 September 1979 in the suburb of Evandale. It started and ended at the Evandale Civic Centre and consisted of 6 laps over Chevron Island Bridge, through Surfers Paradise and over the Isle of Capri Bridge. There were 124 competitors in the marathon, 144 competitors in the half marathon and 423 competitors in an additional fun run. The winning male and female were Eric Sigmont from Victoria and Mary Murison from Lismore. [4]

ResultsEdit

Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
2019   Yuta Shitara 2:07:50   Rodah Tanui 2:27:56
2018   Kenneth Mungara 2:09:49   Ruth Chebitok 2:24:49
2017   Takuya Noguchi 2:08:59   Abebech Afework 2:25:34
2016   Kenneth Mungara 2:09:00   Misato Horie 2:26:40
2015   Kenneth Mungara 2:08:42   Risa Takenaka 2:28:25
2014   Silah Limo 2:09:14   Asami Kato 2:28:51
2013   Yuki Kawauchi 2:10:01   Yukiko Akaba 2:27:17
2012   Alemayehu Shumye 2:10:35   Kaori Yoshida 2:30:36
2011   Nicholas Kamakya 2:10:01   Goitetom Haftu 2:30:08
2010   James Mbugua 2:13:53   Kaori Yoshida 2:31:33
2009   William Chebor 2:11:58   Lauren Shelley 2:42:22
2008   Kazuo Ietani 2:14:17   Shireen Crumpton 2:38:16
2007   Toyokazu Yoshimura 2:20:07   Ayumi Hayashi 2:33:22
2006   Lee Troop 2:14:13   Jennifer Gillard 2:41:06
2005   Dickson Marwa 2:16:10   Jackie Fairweather 2:34:42
2004   Gemechu Woyecha 2:15:47   Anna Thompson 2:40:53
2003   Dickson Marwa 2:12:53   Shireen Crumpton 2:40:10
2002   Rod de Highden 2:15:22   Saori Kawai 2:37:48
2001   Phil Costley 2:13:36   Yuko Arimori 2:35:40
2000   Joseph Kahugu 2:16:39   Samantha Hughes 2:44:04
1999   Fred Kiprop 2:14:02   Hiromi Igarishi 2:35:19
1998   Fred Kiprop 2:11:15   Jane Salumäe 2:33:34
1997   Pat Carroll 2:11:21   Susan Hobson 2:32:43
1996   Magnus Michelsson 2:20:20   Sylvia Rose 2:40:17
1995   Roderic De Highden 2:13:59   Julie Rose 2:38:42
1994   Hajime Nakatomi 2:15:05   Yuko Yamazoe 2:43:20
1993   Sean Quilty 2:15:31   Erico Asai 2:29:29
1992   Katsumi Kitajima 2:14:14   Mari Tanagawa 2:35:45
1991   Shinji Kawashima 2:14:01   Jackie Hallam 2:36:23
1990   Allan Carman 2:15:15   Hiromi Satoyama 2:40:57
1989   Brad Camp 2:10:11   Jan Fedrick 2:51:30
1988   Pat Carroll 2:10:44   Ngairie Drake 2:39:25
1987   Laurie Adams 2:18:24   Janet McAfee 2:54:22
1986   Peter Mitchell 2:14:59   Margaret Reddan 2:47:09
1985   Pat Carroll 2:17:10   Margaret Reddan 2:54:55
1984   Pat Carroll 2:23:16   Margaret Reddan 2:57:13
1983   Laurie Adams 2:16:22   Rhonda Bushby 2:49:17
1982   Alain Lazare 2:19:21   Jill Colwell 2:43:25
1981   Rod Lyons 2:24:04   Margaret Reddan 2:58:33
1980   Andrew Lloyd 2:23:02   Mary Murison 2:58:33
1979   Eric Sigmont 2:28:44   Mary Murison 2:58:17

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 18 December 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "IAAF: Mungara takes third Gold Coast Marathon victory while Chebitok sets race record- News - iaaf.org". iaaf.org. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Yuta Shitara sets race record in Gold Coast Marathon victory". Japan Times. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  4. ^ History of the Gold Coast Marathon: 1979 Archived 14 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine

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