Marrakech Marathon
Datelate January
LocationMarrakesh
Event typeRoad running
DistanceMarathon
Established1987
Course recordsMen: 2:06:32
Morocco Hicham Laqouahi (2020)
Women: 2:24:59
Morocco Fatima Ezzahra Gardadia (2022)
Official siteMarrakech Marathon
Participants1,383 (2020)
1,134 (2019)

The Marrakech Marathon is an annual marathon held in Marrakech, Morocco.[1] Roughly 5000 runners turn out for the event annually.[2]

At the inaugural edition of the race in 1987 French runner Jacques Boxberger won the men's race while the women's race was won by a Moroccan 14-year-old Nadia Colombero – whose win made her one of the youngest ever winners of an international level marathon.[3]

Past winners

Key:   Course record

Edition Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
1st 1987  Jacky Boxberger (FRA) 2:14:58  Nadia Ouaziz-Colombero (MAR) ?
2nd 1988  Thomas Hughes (NIR) 2:15:48  Carolyn Naisby (ENG) 2:41:35
3rd 1989  Jean Weijts (BEL) 2:15:49  Janis Klecker (USA) 2:39:19
4th 1990  Jan Huruk (POL) 2:14:29  Martine van de Gehuchte (BEL) 2:42:15
5th 1991  Osmiro Silva (BRA) 2:09:55  Izabela Zatorska (POL) 2:38:05
6th 1992  Mukhamet Nazipov (RUS) 2:12:40  Izabela Zatorska (POL) 2:36:29
7th 1993  Chaham El Maati (MAR) 2:11:55  Tammy Slusser (USA) 2:38:01
8th 1994  Mukhamet Nazipov (RUS) 2:12:05  Adriana Barbu (ROM) 2:29:21
9th 1995  Abdelillah Zerdal (MAR) 2:11:50  Cristina Pomacu (ROM) 2:34:21
10th 1996  Abdelkader El Mouaziz (MAR) 2:09:50  Fatuma Roba (ETH) 2:30:50
11th 1997  Abdelkader El Mouaziz (MAR) 2:09:50  Alina Gherasim (ROM) 2:29:52
1998
12th 1999  Abdelkader El Mouaziz (MAR) 2:08:15  Cristina Costea (ROM) 2:29:53
2000
2001
13th 2002  Kamel Saaidou (MAR) 2:14:56  Ionela Vasile (ROM) 2:45:46
14th 2003  Abdelfattah Aïtzouri (MAR) 2:12:15  Elena Deryabina (RUS) 2:41:55
15th[4] 2004  Khalid El-Boumlili (MAR) 2:10:49  Hafida Narmouch (MAR) 2:43:11
16th 2005  Abderrahime Bouramdane (MAR) 2:15:16  Hafida Narmouch (MAR) 2:40:58
17th 2006  Noureddine Jalel (MAR) 2:14:30  Alina Gherasim (ROM) 2:43:49
18th 2007  Sammy Chumba (KEN) 2:11:43  Alina Gherasim (ROM) 2:39:52
19th 2008  Siyoum Lemma (ETH) 2:10:48  Yeshi Esayias (ETH) 2:35:40
20th 2009  David Rutoh (KEN) 2:10:31  Yeshi Esayias (ETH) 2:29:52
21st[5] 2010  Yared Dagnaw (ERI) 2:10:20  Tsega Gelaw (ETH) 2:32:09
22nd 2011  Gezahgn Girma (ETH) 2:10:22  Debola Wudnesh (ETH) 2:37:00
23rd 2012  Stephen Tum (KEN) 2:08:51  Soumiya Labani (MAR) 2:34:56
24th 2013  Stephen Tum (KEN) 2:06:35  Gulume Tollesa (ETH) 2:36:05
25th 2014  Deribe Robi (ETH) 2:08:04  Meseret Kitata (ETH) 2:31:08
26th 2015  Workneh Tesfa (ETH) 2:08:51  Worknesh Edesa (ETH) 2:31:06
27th 2016  Moses Mbugua (KEN) 2:11:41  Shasho Insermu (ETH) 2:32:42
28th 2017  Gebretsadik Abraha (ETH) 2:08:55  Ashu Kasim (ETH) 2:30:18
29th 2018  Wycliffe Biwott (KEN) 2:11:04  Tinbit Weldegebriel (ETH) 2:26:48
30th 2019  Fikadu Girma (ETH) 2:08:43  Mulunesh Zewdu (ETH) 2:29:57
31st 2020  Hicham Laqouahi (MAR) 2:06:32  Hawi Alemu (ETH) 2:27:56
32nd 2022  Bonsa Dida (ETH) 2:09:34  Fatima Ezzahra Gardadi (MAR) 2:24:58
33rd[6] 2023  Kibel Gilbert (KEN) 2:09:48  Kaltoum Bouasarya (MAR) 2:27:22
34th[7] 2024  Sammy Kitwara (KEN) 2:07:53  Kaoutar Farkoussi (MAR) 2:27:58

References

  1. ^ Christiani 2010, p. 161.
  2. ^ Clammer 2009, p. 308.
  3. ^ Oldest/Youngest Marathon Winners under ARRS Standards. ARRS. Retrieved on 2013-04-13.
  4. ^ "Clean sweep for Morocco in Marrakech International Marathon | NEWS | World Athletics". worldathletics.org. Retrieved 2023-01-30.
  5. ^ "Ethiopian sweep at Marrakech Marathon | NEWS | World Athletics". worldathletics.org. Retrieved 2023-01-30.
  6. ^ "Weather alert: temperatures in Morocco to reach negative 8°C". HESPRESS English - Morocco News. 2023-01-29. Retrieved 2023-01-30.
  7. ^ "2024 Marrakesh International Marathon results". worldathletics.org. 2024-01-28. Retrieved 2024-01-29.
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