Vienna City Marathon

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The Vienna City Marathon is an annual marathon race over the classic distance of 42.195 km held in Vienna, Austria since 1984.

Vienna City Marathon
DateMid-April
LocationVienna, Austria
Event typeRoad
DistanceMarathon, Half marathon, 10K run
Primary sponsorErste Group, Hervis, Wien Energie
Established1984
Course recordsMen's: 2:05:41 (2014)
Ethiopia Getu Feleke
Women's: 2:22:12 (2019)
Kenya Nancy Kiprop
Official siteVienna City Marathon
Participants5,693 (2019)
32. Vienna City Marathon (2015)
Top athletes approaching starting line. In background: Vienna International Center.
President Heinz Fischer at 2004 awards ceremony

HistoryEdit

The first edition was held on March 25, 1984 with a total of 794 competitors. It is Austria's largest road running event and the 2010 edition had record participation with 32,940 runners from 108 nations taking part in the day's races.[1]

The route starts at the Vienna International Centre, traverses the Reichsbrücke and the traffic junction Praterstern on the left side of the Donaukanal, then runs alongside the Ringstraße until reaching the Vienna State Opera. After crossing the left bank of the Wien river on Wienzeile to the Schönbrunn Palace, the route goes back to the Heldenplatz (via the Mariahilferstraße) where the half-marathon finishes. The full-marathon runners, however, are continuing past the Rathaus to the Alsergrund and to Friedensbrücke. The track continues via the left side of the Donaukanal and the Praterstern to reach the Prater again. After having passed the Ernst-Happel-Stadion and the Lusthaus, the route leads over the Franzensbrücke to the Ringstraße where the runners reach the finish at the Heldenplatz.

The race day's events also include a marathon team relay event, a 4.2 km fun run and a half marathon. In 2011, Haile Gebrselassie ran the fastest ever time on Austrian soil for the distance.[2] The 2012 edition saw Haile and Paula Radcliffe engage in a novel half marathon race, with Radcliffe receiving a head start 7:52 minutes (the difference between the two athletes personal bests). Gebrselassie crossed the finish line 3 minutes and 19 seconds ahead of Radcliffe.[3]

The 2020 edition of the race was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[4][5]

WinnersEdit

Key:   Course record   Austrian championship race

MarathonEdit

 
Henry Sugut (Nr.1) 'en route' in 2013.
 
Flomena Cheyech (F10), 2013.
 
Abel Kirui celebrating his 2008 victory
Date Men's race Time (h:m:s) Women's race Time (h:m:s)
2020 cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic[4]
April 7, 2019   Vincent Kipchumba (KEN) 2:06:56   Nancy Kiprop (KEN) 2:22:12
April 22, 2018   Salah-Eddine Bounasr (MAR) 2:09:29   Nancy Kiprop (KEN) 2:24:18
April 23, 2017   Albert Korir (KEN) 2:08:40   Nancy Kiprop (KEN) 2:24:20
April 10, 2016   Robert Chemosin (KEN) 2:09:48   Shuko Genemo (ETH) 2:24:31
April 12, 2015   Sisay Lemma (ETH) 2:07:31   Maja Neuenschwander (CHE) 2:30:09
April 13, 2014   Getu Feleke (ETH) 2:05:41   Anna Hahner (GER) 2:28:59
April 14, 2013   Henry Sugut (KEN) 2:08:19   Flomena Cheyech (KEN) 2:24:34
April 15, 2012   Henry Sugut (KEN) 2:06:58   Fate Tola (ETH) 2:26:39
April 17, 2011   John Kiprotich (KEN) 2:08:29   Fate Tola (ETH) 2:26:21
April 18, 2010   Henry Sugut (KEN) 2:08:40   Hellen Kimutai (KEN) 2:31:08
April 19, 2009   Gilbert Kirwa (KEN) 2:08:21   Andrea Mayr (AUT) 2:30:43
April 27, 2008   Abel Kirui (KEN) 2:07:38   Luminița Talpoș (ROM) 2:26:43
April 29, 2007   Luke Kibet (KEN) 2:10:07   Luminița Talpoș (ROM) 2:32:21
May 7, 2006   Lahoussine Mrikik (MAR) 2:08:20   Tomo Morimoto (JPN) 2:24:33
May 22, 2005   Mubarak Hassan Shami (QAT) 2:12:20   Florence Barsosio (KEN) 2:31:40
May 16, 2004   Samson Kandie (KEN) 2:08:35   Rosaria Console (ITA) 2:29:22
May 25, 2003   Joseph Chebet (KEN) 2:14:49   Lucilla Andreucci (ITA) 2:35:32
May 26, 2002   Moses Tanui (KEN) 2:10:25   Lyudmyla Pushkina (UKR) 2:32:03
May 20, 2001   Luís Novo (POR) 2:10:28   Jane Salumäe (EST) 2:30:00
May 21, 2000   Willy Kipkirui (KEN) 2:08:48   Maura Viceconte (ITA) 2:23:47
May 30, 1999   Andrew Eyapan (KEN) 2:11:41   Florina Pană (ROM) 2:34:26
May 24, 1998   Moges Taye (ETH) 2:09:21   Irina Kazakova (FRA) 2:35:09
May 25, 1997   Hussein Salah (DJI) 2:12:53   Tatyana Polovinskaya (UKR) 2:30:50
April 14, 1996   Dube Jillo (ETH) 2:12:51   Aurica Buia (ROM) 2:31:39
April 23, 1995   Piotr Prusik (POL) 2:15:23   Helena Javornik (SLO) 2:36:30
April 10, 1994   Joaquim Silva (POR) 2:10:42   Sissel Grottenberg (NOR) 2:36:17
April 18, 1993   Carlos Patrício (POR) 2:11:00   Bente Moe (NOR) 2:38:21
April 26, 1992   Karel David (TCH) 2:13:41   Pascaline Wangui (KEN) 2:40:50
April 14, 1991   Karel David (TCH) 2:12:25   Ľudmila Melicherová (TCH) 2:37:14
April 22, 1990   Gidamis Shahanga (TAN) 2:09:28   Ľudmila Melicherová (TCH) 2:33:19
April 16, 1989   Alfredo Shahanga (TAN) 2:10:28   Christa Vahlensieck (FRG) 2:34:47
April 10, 1988   Mirko Vindiš (YUG) 2:17:25   Glynis Penny (GBR) 2:36:49
April 5, 1987   Gerhard Hartmann (AUT) 2:16:10   Carina Weber-Leutner (AUT) 2:40:57
April 13, 1986   Gerhard Hartmann (AUT) 2:12:22   Birgit Lennartz (FRG) 2:38:31
March 31, 1985   Gerhard Hartmann (AUT) 2:14:59   Yelena Tsukhlo (URS) 2:39:01
March 25, 1984   Antoni Niemczak (POL) 2:12:17   Renate Kieninger (FRG) 2:47:32

Half marathonEdit

Year Men's race Time (h:m:s) Women's race Time (h:m:s)
2020 cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic[4]
2019   Mario Bauernfeind (AUT) 1:06:44   Katalin Garami (HUN) 1:17:04
2018   Adam Konieczny (POL) 1:11:18   Michela Ciprietti (ITA) 1:22:57
2017   Joé Simon (LUX) 1:10:47   Fabienne Amrhein (GER) 1:14:43
2016   Alexandru Corneschi (ROM) 1:07:00   Zsófia Erdélyi (HUN) 1:15:25
2015   Eric Rüttimann (SUI) 1:07:39   Susanne Mair (AUT) 1:18:32
2014   Mick Clohisey (IRE) 1:06:30   Andrea Mayr (AUT) 1:13:46
2013   Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) 1:01:14   Tanith Maxwell (RSA) 1:17:17
2012   Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) 1:00:52   Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 1:12:03
2011   Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) 1:00:18   Cristina Fruzmuz (ROU) 1:15:43
2010   Rudi Brunner (ITA) 1:09:14   Esther Erb (USA) 1:16:25
2009   Manfred Heit (AUT) 1:11:45   Catherine Wilding (GBR) 1:24:21
2008   Thomas Langer (GER) 1:12:00   Alina-Adriana Istudor (ROU) 1:18:55
2007   Florian Prüller (AUT) 1:07:13   Daniela Cârlan (ROU) 1:16:11
2006   Hermann Achmüller (ITA) 1:07:57   Kate Allen (AUT) 1:14:24
2005   Roman Weger (AUT) 1:08:40   Susanne Pumper (AUT) 1:13:20

ReferencesEdit

List of winners

External linksEdit