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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
Date July
Location Gold Coast, Australia
Event type road
Distance Marathon, Half marathon
Primary sponsor Gold Coast Airport
Established 1979
Course records Men:
 Kenneth Mungara (KEN) 02:08:42
Women:
 Ruth Chebitok (KEN) 02:24:49
Official site Gold Coast Marathon

The men's course record of 2:08:42 hours is held by Kenneth Mungara (2015), while Ruth Chebitok is the women's course record holder with her run of 2:24:49 hours in 2018.[2]

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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. [3]

ResultsEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "IAAF: Mungara takes third Gold Coast Marathon victory while Chebitok sets race record- News - iaaf.org". iaaf.org. Retrieved 14 August 2018. 
  3. ^ History of the Gold Coast Marathon: 1979 Archived 14 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine.

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