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Cleveland Marathon

Sunday October 24th, 2021
Cleveland, OH
Distance: Marathon · Half Marathon · 10K · 8K · 5K · Kids Race

The Cleveland Marathon features a relatively flat and fast course, great volunteer support and a scenic view of downtown Cleveland and its major landmarks. The course has been designed for our athletes to enjoy views of Browns Stadium, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Lake Erie and many other Cleveland highlights.

The Cleveland Marathon began in 1978 in an effort to bring a positive and meaningful fitness event to the City of Cleveland. The original course began at Cleveland State University and traveled west to Bay Village and back. Some of the race's most tremendous growth has occurred under the Rite Aid Pharmacy sponsorship since 2003, in which time race participation has grown 300 percent.

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displays approximate race location · Cleveland OH 44113

Race Date: 05/17/2020 Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 2:22:02 Edwin Kimaiyo 33 KEN
2nd Male 2:23:36 Philemon Terer 33 KEN
3rd Male 2:26:22 Kipkoech Ruto 30 KEN
4th Male 2:29:54 Francis Miaraho 19 KEN
Female 2:45:30 Margaret Njuguna 49 Jamaica Plain,MA
2nd Female 2:48:21 Sarah Horbol 32 Westlake, OH
3rd Female 2:49:30 Joan Massah 29 KEN
4th Female 2:57:37 Hellen Mugo 33 KEN
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 3:04:24 Dan Springborn 40 Denver, CO
M 50-59 2:58:19 J. Paul Romanic 50 Stow, OH
M 60-69 3:36:24 James Heun 60 Burton, OH
M 70+ 6:47:01 Phil Hendrix 70 Lewisville, NC
F 40-49 2:45:30 Margaret Njuguna 49 Jamaica Plain, MA
F 50-59 3:42:46 Michele Sollenberger 56 Copley, OH
F 60-69 3:43:47 Victoria Crisp 66 Nashville, TN
F 70+ 7:23:55 Barbara Privitera 76 Alexandria, Virginia
Cleveland Marathon

Some notable facts about the race are as follows:

  • First to offer finishing runners large cash prizes. $150,000 total for the 10K and Marathon winners (male & female) was the first cash prize in 1988.
  • First to invite elite runners from the Soviet Union to the marathon during the Cold War.
  • First to incorporate a 10K race into the marathon events in 1978.
  • World record (former) in the 10K for a male, 27:20, was set in 1996 by Joseph Kimani of Kenya.
  • One of the 50 oldest marathons in the country.
  • The half marathon event was added in 2005 for runners or walkers.
  • Cleveland Marathon changed its course for the first time, in order to view many of the scenic aspects of the city, in 2004 for its 27th race.
  • Three people have won the Cleveland Marathon three times each.
    • Men: Pablo Vigil (1980, 1981, 1988) - Best time of 2:15:19
    • Men: Demetrio Cabanillas (1983, 1984, 1985) – Best time of 2:16:13
    • Women: Lyubov Klochko (1992, 1993, 1994) – Best time of 2:34:37

The starting spot will be on Ontario St, at the northwest corner of Quicken Loans Arena and the finish will be at Superior Avenue and W. 3rd Street.

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