Rome Marathon

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The Rome Marathon is an annual marathon competition hosted by the city of Rome, Italy.

Rome Marathon
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Runners passing the Circus Maximus during the 2006 edition
DateApril
LocationRome, Italy
Event typeRoad
DistanceMarathon
Primary sponsorAcea
Established1982
Course recordsMen's: 2:07:17 (2009)
Kenya Benjamin Kiptoo
Women's: 2:22:52 (2019)
Ethiopia Alemu Megertu
Official siteRome Marathon
Participants8,843 (2019)

HistoryEdit

Runners passing the Via Galvani during the 2017 edition.

The competition has also doubled as the Italian Marathon championships on two occasions; in 1983 and 1986. The race date was shifted from the traditional March schedule to 1 January in 2000 for a special edition of the event to celebrate the beginning of the new millennium. The IAAF Rome Millennium Marathon received the support of Primo Nebiolo and national federation president Gianni Gola. The race start point was at Saint Peter's Square and Pope John Paul II delivered a short benediction in approval of the event and the Bells of Saint Peter's replaced the usual starter's pistol to signal the beginning of the race.[1]

The 2010 race was held in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Abebe Bikila's win at the 1960 Rome Olympic marathon race, a watershed moment in the development of East African competitive running. The 2010 men's winner, Siraj Gena, earned a 5000 bonus for crossing the finish line barefoot in honour of Abebe Bikila's style.[2]

WinnersEdit

 
The 2004 Olympic champion Stefano Baldini won the race in 1998.

Key:   Course record   Short course   Italian Championship race

Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
1982   Emiel Puttemans (BEL) 2:09:53   Laura Fogli (ITA) 2:31:08
1983   Giuseppe Gerbi (ITA) 2:15:11   Alba Milana (ITA) 2:32:57
1984   Bernie Ford (GBR) 2:17:01   Daniela Tiberti (ITA) 2:41:40
1985   Mauro Pappacena (ITA) 2:28:42   Janet Richardson (USA) 3:09:16
1986   Osvaldo Faustini (ITA) 2:16:03   Katherine Gregory (USA) 3:23:43
1987   Gelindo Bordin (ITA) 2:16:03   Maria Araneo (ITA) 2:56:00
1988   Sam Ngatia (KEN) 2:16:46   Fabiola Paoletti (ITA) 2:48:45
1989   Guido Genicco (ITA) 2:20:43   Pascaline Wangui (KEN) 2:46:28
1990   Tadesse Gebre (ETH) 2:10:28   Silvana Cucchietti (ITA) 2:34:21
1991   Marco Milani (ITA) 2:14:22   Fabiola Oppliger (SUI) 2:39:31
1992 Not held  — Not held  —
1993 Not held  — Not held  —
1994 Not held  — Not held  —
1995   Belayneh Tadesse (ETH) 2:10:13   Yelena Sipatova (RUS) 2:37:46
1996   Moges Taye (ETH) 2:12:03   Fatuma Roba (ETH) 2:29:05
1997   Dube Jillo (ETH) 2:13:08   Jane Salumäe (EST) 2:31:41
1998   Stefano Baldini (ITA) 2:09:33   Franca Fiacconi (ITA) 2:28:12
1999   Philip Tanui (KEN) 2:09:56   Maura Viceconte (ITA) 2:29:36
2000   Josephat Kiprono (KEN) 2:08:27   Tegla Loroupe (KEN) 2:32:03
2001   Henry Cherono (KEN) 2:11:27   Maria Guida (ITA) 2:30:42
2002   Vincent Kipsos (KEN) 2:09:30   Maria Cocchetti (ITA) 2:33:06
2003   Frederick Cherono (KEN) 2:08:47   Gloria Marconi (ITA) 2:29:35
2004   Ruggero Pertile (ITA) 2:10:12   Ornella Ferrara (ITA) 2:27:49
2005   Alberico Di Cecco (ITA) 2:08:02   Silviya Skvortsova (RUS) 2:28:01
2006   David Kipkorir (KEN) 2:08:38   Tetyana Hladyr (UKR) 2:25:44
2007   Elias Chelimo (KEN) 2:09:36   Souad Aït Salem (ALG) 2:25:08
2008   Jonathan Yego (KEN) 2:09:57   Galina Bogomolova (RUS) 2:22:53
2009   Benjamin Kiptoo (KEN) 2:07:17   Firehiwot Dado (ETH) 2:27:08
2010   Siraj Gena (ETH) 2:08:39   Firehiwot Dado (ETH) 2:25:28
2011   Dickson Chumba (KEN) 2:08:45   Firehiwot Dado (ETH) 2:24:13
2012   Luka Kanda (KEN) 2:08:04   Hellen Kimutai (KEN) 2:31:11
2013   Getachew Terfa (ETH) 2:07:56   Helena Kirop (KEN) 2:24:40
2014   Shume Hailu (ETH) 2:09:47   Ayelu Lemma (ETH) 2:34:49
2015   Abebe Negewo (ETH) 2:12:23   Meseret Kitata (ETH) 2:30:25
2016   Amos Kipruto (KEN) 2:08:12   Rahma Tusa (ETH) 2:28:49
2017   Shura Kitata (ETH) 2:07:30   Rahma Tusa (ETH) 2:27:23
2018   Cosmas Birech (KEN) 2:08:03   Rahma Tusa (ETH) 2:23:46
2019   Tebalu Zawude (ETH) 2:08:37   Alemu Megertu (ETH) 2:22:52

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wallace-Jones, Sean (2000-01-01). Loroupe retains Marathon Crown at dawn of New Millennium. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-04-22.
  2. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2010-03-21). Ethiopian double as Rome celebrates Bikila – Rome Marathon report. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-03-22.
List of winners

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