Guayaquil Marathon

The Guayaquil Marathon (Spanish: Maratón de Guayaquil) is a marathon running race in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Held annually on the first Sunday of October, the race draws about 2000 runners. Most participants are from Ecuador; runners from Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, the United States, Kenya and other countries also register every year.

Guayaquil Marathon
Guayaquil Marathon logo.jpg
First Logo of the Guayaquil Marathon.
LocationGuayaquil, Ecuador
Event typeRoad
DistanceMarathon, Half Marathon, 10K
Primary sponsorMunicipality of Guayaquil
Course recordsMen:
Kenya Reuben Ondari 2:19:27
Ecuador Sandra Ruales 2:41:40
Official siteGuayaquil Marathon

The route both begins and ends at the 5 de Junio Bridge near the Plaza Rodolfo Baquerizo, located at the Malecon del Salado. The course is mostly flat and visits many important locations in the city, including Parque Centenario, the Iguana Park, the Guayaquil Municipal Museum, the Malecon 2000 that overlooks the Guayas river, the Cerro Santa Ana Tunnels, and the Barcelona Sporting Club Stadium, the Urdesa neighborhood. The race also includes a half marathon distance and a 10K run distance.

The Guayaquil Marathon is hosted by the government of Guayaquil municipality, and is certified by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS). DM3, a sports marketing company from Guayaquil, is in charge of the organization of the race since 2005.

Men's Open DivisionEdit

Year Winner Country Time Notes
2005 Juan Carlos Cardona   Colombia 2:20:05 1st Victory
2006 Juan Carlos Cardona   Colombia 2:23:18 2nd Victory
2007 Bayron Piedra   Ecuador 2:20:58 1st Victory
2008 Bayron Piedra   Ecuador 2:20:42 2nd Victory
2009 Reuben Ondari   Kenya 2:19:27 Course Record
2010 Fabián Cajamarca   Ecuador 2:25:52
2011 Marco Antonio Erazo   Ecuador 2:25:43
2012 Dimas Quingaluisa   Ecuador 2:26:21 1st Victory
2013 Dimas Quingaluisa   Ecuador 2:22:38 2nd Victory
2014 Dimas Quingaluisa   Ecuador 2:31:43 3rd Victory
2015 Dimas Quingaluisa   Ecuador 2:28:13 4th Victory
2016 Bayron Gutiérrez   Ecuador 2:25:19
2017 Geoffrey Kiptoo   Kenya 2:26:10
2018 Christian Vásconez   Ecuador 2:24:14

Women's Open DivisionEdit

Year Winner Country Time Notes
2005 Sandra Ruales   Ecuador 2:41:40 Course Record
2006 Sandra Ruales   Ecuador 2:45:58 2nd Victory
2007 Nancy Rosero   Ecuador 2:49:30
2008 Sandra Ruales   Ecuador 2:50:40 3rd Victory
2009 Sandra Ruales   Ecuador 2:45:25 4th Victory
2010 Rose Jebet   Kenya 2:45:35
2011 Nancy Osorio   Ecuador 2:57:24
2012 Monica Cajamarca   Ecuador 3:03:05
2013 Olga Tabla   Colombia 2:50:32
2014 Carmen Molina   Ecuador 3:12:04
2015 Margaret Toroitich   Kenya 2:48:01
2016 Angela Brito   Ecuador 2:51:22
2017 Silvia Paredes   Ecuador 2:58:04
2018 Silvia Paredes   Ecuador 2:52:27 2nd Victory

Victories by nationalityEdit

Country Men's
  Ecuador 10 11 21
  Kenya 2 2 4
  Colombia 2 1 3

See alsoEdit