Sunday April 14th, 2019
Distance: Marathon · Half Marathon
'In Linz beginnt’s' (it begins in Linz) goes the Austrian saying, and it’s spot on. This is a city on the move. Daring public art installations, a burgeoning cultural scene, a cyber centre and a cutting-edge gallery that look freshly minted for a sci-fi movie all signal tomorrow’s Austria, and reveal that Linz has its finger on the pulse of the country's technology industry.
It took a long time coming, but since Linz seized the reins as European Capital of Culture in 2009, the world has been waking up to the charms of Austria’s third city. Sitting astride the Danube, Linz rewards visitors who look beyond its less-than-loveable industrial outskirts.
The Linz Marathon is one since 2002 taking place in April each year marathon in Linz . Besides the classic route over 42.195 km, there is a half marathon , quarter marathon 10.5 km, a relay marathon and competitions for hand cyclists and inline skaters (since 2005).The marathon route starts on the VÖEST bridge the A 7 runs in the first half by the Urfahr and in the second half through the city center, before it reaches the target in the main square. It is extremely flat with 18 m difference between the lowest and the highest point.
Successful Linz Donau Marathon in Upper Austria: 19,300 participants from more than 70 nations, more than 100,000 spectators and the fourth best finish time ever in the history of the Linz Marathon - that was the 16th Oberbank Linz Donau Marathon on April 9th2017!
|Male||2:10:23||Kipkemboi, Robert Kiplimo||26||KEN|
|2nd Male||2:11:30||Kemboi, Elijah Kiprono||34||KEN|
|3rd Male||2:11:45||Kiplagat, Stephen Kipchirchir||28||KEN|
|4th Male||2:12:23||Choge, Raymond Kipchumba||30||KEN|
|2nd Female||2:33:16||Kirongo, Tecla||26||KEN|
|3rd Female||2:50:35||Bakonyi, Fruzsina||36||HUN|
|4th Female||3:08:21||Oberndorfer, Christina||19||AUT|
|M 40-49||2:25:43||Abdulaziz, Ebrahim||40||NOR|
|M 50-59||2:52:07||Mandl, Bernhard||51||AUT|
|M 60-69||3:24:00||Eder, Ewald||62||AUT|
|F 40-49||3:14:35||Loskotova, Gabriela||45||CZE|
|F 50-59||3:10:13||Hornyák, Zita||51||HUN|
|F 60-69||3:49:37||Staufer, Marianne||62||AUT|
The marathon route starts on the VÖEST bridge the A 7 runs in the first half by the Urfahr and in the second half through the city center, before it reaches the target in the main square. It is extremely flat with 18 m difference between the lowest and the highest point.
(2017 Race) Anthony Maritim (KEN) wins 16th Oberbank Linz Donau Marathon
In the sixteenth year, 19,300 runners from over 70 nations took part in the Linz Marathon. The athletes provided impressive times. However, the track record of 2: 07.33 hours, set by the Ukrainian Alexander Kuzin in 2007, could not be broken. The Kenyan Anthony Maritim reaches the finish line in Linz after 2:09:11 and thus took the fourth best lap time in Linz.
The light wind on this sunny day made some problems for the top field: "I am nevertheless very happy to have reached the fourth best time of the last few years. The mood and the cheers of the audience were unique, I wanted to feel the victorious feeling once again here in Linz," said Maritim (Linz winner 2015, 2:09:39).
Second in the marathon competition was the Kenyan Oliaulo Ngatuny Emmanuel with a time of 2:11:05 followed by his countryman Kimutai Kering with 2:15:22. Fastest Austrian and thus ranked 4th was Ketema Lemawork of the Oberbank Power Team in a time of 2:16:08. "It was a great experience here in Linz to run, the people are very nice and fired me. Unfortunately, my Pacemaker has become too slow from kilometer 28 onwards. Unfortunately, I could not reach the intended World Cup qualifying time for Londen from 2:15:00 today," says Ketema Lemawork.