|Date||Last Sunday in October|
|Course records||Men's: 2:04:58 (2018)|
Women's: 2:21:26 (2019)
|Official site||Ljubljana Marathon|
The Ljubljana Marathon (Slovene: Ljubljanski maraton) is a marathon organised in Ljubljana by the City Municipality of Ljubljana (MOL). It has been taking place since 1996 and attracts several thousand people each year.
The marathon was first held on 27 October 1996. A total of 673 runners participated in the inaugural event, with 153 runners taking part in the marathon.
In 2020, the 25th Ljubljana Marathon was postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, with all registrants given the option of transferring their entry to 2021 or obtaining a full refund. However, the marathon organizers were also planning to hold another marathon that was compliant with coronavirus restrictions, called the "Maraton po Ljubljani",[a] on the originally scheduled date of 25 October 2020, with only up to 450[b] runners allowed to take part.[c] Nine days before the scheduled date, the Maraton po Ljubljani was cancelled due to the second wave of the pandemic, with all registrants automatically receiving refunds.
|Course map of full marathon in 2015|
|Course map of full marathon in 2019|
The marathon runs on roughly a loop course that begins on Slovenia Streetnear the national theatre and ends about a block away in Congress Square.
Runners first run north along Slovenia Street into the Bežigrad District before heading west into the Šiška and Dravlje Districts. The course then heads south into the Rožnik District, running west of Rožnik Hill, before heading back toward the city centre for the halfway point.
The marathon then briefly heads southwest into the Vič District before heading east through the Trnovo and Rudnik Districts. Runners then head back northwest to the Ljubljanica river, roughly following the river northeast until they cross Zalog Street. The course then enters the Jarše District by running northwest along Kajuh Street before the marathoners enter the Bežigrad District again and then head back south to the city centre to finish at Congress Square.
In addition to the marathon, a half marathon (21.098 km (13.110 mi)), a 10K run, a fun run (3.150 km (1.957 mi)), and a free run for kids (200 m (660 ft)) are organised. A number of races of different lengths for schoolchildren of different ages are also held.
Key: Course record
|Year||Men's winner||Time[d]||Women's winner||Time[d]||Rf.|
|2020||postponed due to coronavirus pandemic|||
|2019||Kelkile Gezahegn (ETH)||2:07:29||Bornes Chepkirui (KEN)||2:21:26|
|2018||Sisay Lemma (ETH)||2:04:58||Visiline Jepkesho (KEN)||2:22:58|
|2017||Marius Kimutai (BHR)||2:08:33||Shuko Genemo (ETH)||2:27:02|
|2016||Laban Mutai (KEN)||2:09:16||Purity Changwony (KEN)||2:29:32|
|2015||Limenih Getachew (ETH)||2:08:19||Melkam Gizaw (ETH)||2:25:42|
|2014||Ishhimael Chemtan (KEN)||2:08:25||Janet Rono (KEN)||2:29:16|
|2013||Mulugeta Wami (ETH)||2:10:26||Caroline Chepkwony (KEN)||2:27:27|||
|2012||Berhanu Shiferaw (ETH)||2:09:40||Workenesh Tola (ETH)||2:30:45|
|2011||Daniel Too (KEN)||2:08:25||Lydia Kurgat (KEN)||2:33:01|||
|2010||Evans Ruto (KEN)||2:10:17||Tiruwork Mekonnen (ETH)||2:37:16|
|2009||William Biama (KEN)||2:10:12||Caroline Kilel (KEN)||2:25:24|
|2008||Abraham Mulu (ETH)||2:14:41||Tetyana Mezentseva (UKR)||2:37:13|
|2007||Oleksandr Sitkovskyy (UKR)||2:12:49||Tetyana Filonyuk (UKR)||2:34:58|
|2006||Joachim Nshimirimana (BDI)||2:14:14||Inga Juodeškiene (LTU)||3:01:55|
|2005||Samuel Nganga (KEN)||2:15:47||Daneja Grandovec (SLO)||2:50:42|
|2004||Joachim Nshimirimana (BDI)||2:13:31||Yelena Razdrogina (RUS)||2:46:30|
|2003||Andriy Naumov (UKR)||2:13:58||Galina Zhulyeva (UKR)||2:38:13|
|2002||Andriy Naumov (UKR)||2:14:30||Galina Zhulyeva (UKR)||2:39:36|
|2001||Roman Kejžar (SLO)||2:22:57||Nada Rotovnik-Kozjek (SLO)||3:09:47|
|2000||Patrick Chumba (KEN)||2:13:35||Maria Luisa Costetti (ITA)||3:08:38|
|1999||Woliye Jara (ETH)||2:20:53||Lyudmila Petrova (RUS)||2:52:25|
|1998||Piotr Pobłocki (POL)||2:18:20||Helena Javornik (SLO)||2:32:33|
|1997||Charles Subano (KEN)||2:19:28||Helena Javornik (SLO)||2:40:05|
|1996||Roman Kejžar (SLO)||2:20:12||Helena Javornik (SLO)||2:37:58|
|Country||Men's race||Women's race||Total|