Route du Vin Half Marathon

The ING Route du Vin Half Marathon (French: ING Route du Vin Semi-Marathon) is an annual road running competition over the half marathon distance (21.1 km/13.1 mi) which takes place in late September in Remich, Luxembourg. It is organised by the Luxembourg Athletics Federation and it is a member race of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races.[1] It is sponsored by ING Luxembourg.

Route du Vin Half Marathon
The Moselle River, which the race course is set alongside
DateLate September
LocationRemich, Luxembourg
Event typeRoad
DistanceHalf marathon
Primary sponsorING
Course recordsMen's: 59:56 (2010)
Kenya Leonard Langat
Women's: 1:09:22 (2004)
Slovenia Helena Javornik
Official siteRoute du Vin Half Marathon
Participants1,301 (2019)

Established in 1962, the name for the competition stems from the region's wine-making tradition (Route du Vin being the French for Wine Route).[2] The race has had a number of different courses. In the early life of the race the course began in Schengen and finished in Wormeldange. This changed in 1975 to begin in Remich and end at Grevenmacher. The current course (with a start and finish in Remich) was first put to use in 2000. The distance of the race has also varied: it was not reliably measured for the half marathon distance until 1995. The first four editions were too long, as was the 1972 race. From 1966 to 1979, the courses were generally short and from 1979 to 1999 the times run on the course were aided by an overall downhill elevation. Since 2000, the times set on the course have been eligible for record making purposes.[3] The course now follows a north–south loop alongside the left bank of the Moselle River and starts and ends near the centre of the town.[4]

The race began as a men's only competition and women were first included in 1974. A total of 1358 runners took part in the event in 2013 (1062 men and 296 women).[5] It is one of two major road running events in the country that attracts elite runners and a mass field, alongside the annual Luxembourg Marathon.

The 2009 women's winner, Shitaye Gemechu, was disqualified after testing positive for the banned blood booster EPO (making her the first Ethiopian runner to be banned for abusing that substance).[6]

Past winnersEdit

Key:   Course record   Non-half marathon (or aided) distance

Edition Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
1st 1962   Jean Aniset (LUX) 1:11:58a Not held
2nd 1963   Gustav Disse (GER) 1:09:25a
3rd 1964   Karl-Heinz Paetow (GER) 1:17:02a
4th 1965   Aurèle Vandendriessche (BEL) 1:07:12a
5th 1966   Aurèle Vandendriessche (BEL) 1:05:45a
6th 1967   Friedel Wiggershaus (GER) 1:04:17a
7th 1968   Alfons Ida (GER) 1:05:34a
8th 1969   Michael Rowland (GBR) 1:04:16a
9th 1970   Kazimierz Podolak (POL) 1:03:20a
10th 1971   Paul Angenvoorth (GER) 1:05:32a
11th 1972   Théo Bock (LUX) 1:08:15a
12th 1973   Rolf Burscheid (GER) 1:05:42a
13th 1974   Edmundo Warnke (CHI) 1:02:12a   Manuela Angenvoorth (GER) 1:22:18a
14th 1975   Paul Angenvoorth (GER) 1:05:08a   Irene Rirang (GER) 1:25:01a
15th 1976   Tom Fleming (USA) 1:06:03a   Jeanny Mahnen (LUX) 1:29:40a
16th 1977   Paul Angenvoorth (GER) 1:01:22a   Manuela Angenvoorth (GER) 1:16:36a
17th 1978   Jochen Schirmer (GER) 59:40a   Dorette Janssens (BEL) 1:13:39a
18th 1979   Ali Gammoudi (TUN) 1:10:47a   Jeanny Mahnen (LUX) 1:30:13a
19th 1980   Justin Gloden (LUX) 1:07:22a   Fernande Schmit (LUX) 1:26:08a
20th 1981   Martin Kuster (SUI) 1:06:46a   Jeanny Mahnen (LUX) 1:24:58a
21st 1982   Martin Kuster (SUI) 1:06:25a   Jeanny Mahnen (LUX) 1:28:00a
22nd 1983   Alex Hagelsteens (BEL) 1:05:24a   Ingris Vanderheyden (BEL) 1:28:14a
23rd 1984   Alex Hagelsteens (BEL) 1:01:21a   Marie-Christine Deurbroeck (BEL) 1:14:03a
24th 1985   Karel Lismont (BEL) 1:04:39a   Marie-Christine Deurbroeck (BEL) 1:20:47a
25th 1986   Alex Hagelsteens (BEL) 1:02:46a   Carla Beurskens (NED) 1:08:56a
26th 1987   Geert Deruddere (BEL) 1:02:29a   Danièle Kaber (LUX) 1:11:33a
27th 1988   Kurt Stenzel (GER) 1:01:02a   Heather MacDuff (GBR) 1:14:15a
28th 1989   Alfredo Shahanga (TAN) 1:02:47a   Rosa Mota (POR) 1:10:36a
29th 1990   Julius Korir (KEN) 1:01:18a   Rosa Mota (POR) 1:09:52a
30th 1991   Julius Korir (KEN) 1:00:31a   Rosa Mota (POR) 1:09:56a
31st 1992   Joseph Keino (KEN) 1:03:55a   Nadezhda Wijenberg (NED) 1:13:27a
32nd 1993   Boay Akonay (TAN) 1:01:12a   Angelina Kanana (KEN) 1:10:00a
33rd 1994   Julius Korir (KEN) 1:01:28a   Tegla Loroupe (KEN) 1:10:38a
34th 1995   Tendai Chimusasa (ZIM) 1:00:26a   Tegla Loroupe (KEN) 1:08:12a
35th 1996   Thomas Osano (KEN) 1:00:44a   Tegla Loroupe (KEN) 1:08:43a
36th 1997   Joseph Chebet (KEN) 1:00:53a   Tegla Loroupe (KEN) 1:10:41a
37th 1998   Sammy Korir (KEN) 1:00:15a   Catherina McKiernan (IRL) 1:08:54a
38th 1999   Elijah Lagat (KEN) 1:00:24a   Katrin Dörre (GER) 1:09:34a
39th 2000   Joseph Mereng (KEN) 1:02:24   Ikumi Nagayama (JPN) 1:10:25
40th 2001   Paul Kipkemboi (KEN) 1:03:05   Luminita Zaituc (GER) 1:11:04
41st 2002   Barnabas Kenduiywo (KEN) 1:02:07   Edith Masai (KEN) 1:10:10
42nd 2003   Paul Kanda (KEN) 1:02:36   Restituta Joseph (TAN) 1:09:42
43rd 2004   Moses Kigen (KEN) 1:01:38   Helena Javornik (SLO) 1:09:22
44th 2005   Wilson Chebet (KEN) 1:02:19   Joan Aiyabei (KEN) 1:12:36
45th 2006   Francis Larabal (KEN) 1:00:29   Anne Kosgei (KEN) 1:11:47
46th 2007   Wilson Chebet (KEN) 1:00:13   Mary Ptikany (KEN) 1:10:13
47th 2008   Charles Korir (KEN) 1:02:09   Mamitu Daska (ETH) 1:12:36
48th 2009   John Mwangangi (KEN) 1:00:36   Eunice Kales (KEN) 1:12:54
49th 2010   Leonard Langat (KEN) 59:56   Pauline Ngigi (KEN) 1:11:17
50th 2011   Leonard Langat (KEN) 1:01:07   Abebech Afework (ETH) 1:10:30
51st 2012   Richard Mengich (KEN) 1:00:48   Farida Chelegat (KEN) 1:10:36
52nd 2013   Jackson Kibet (KEN) 1:01:31   Zinash Haile (ETH) 1:12:41
53rd 2014   Peter Some (KEN) 1:03:12   Violah Jepchumba (KEN) 1:13:20
54th 2015   Paul Kipkemoi (KEN) 1:02:04   Yeshi Chekole (ERI) 1:12:17
55th 2016   Kalipus Lomwai (KEN) 1:03:57   Nancy Arusei (KEN) 1:12:31
56th 2017   Mengistu Zelalem (ETH) 1:02:37   Penina Kandie (KEN) 1:09:15
57th 2018   Dominic Mibei (KEN) 1:04:07   Tabitha Wambui (KEN) 1:13:08
58th 2019   Joseph Mbatha (KEN) 1:03:14   Joyce Kiplimo (KEN) 1:11:53


  1. ^ ING Route du Vin Half Marathon. Distance Running. Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  2. ^ History. Vins Cremants. Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  3. ^ Route du Vin Half Marathon. Association of Road Racing Statisticians (2013-10-01). Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  4. ^ Course. Route Du Vin Semi Marathon. Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  5. ^ Route Du Vin. Route Du Vin Semi Marathon. Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  6. ^ Negash, Elshadai & Assefa, Tadele (2010-03-05). Gemechu first Ethiopian runner to test positive for EPO. Universal Sports. Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
List of winners

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