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Shanghai International Marathon

Sunday November 18th, 2018
Shanghai, China
Distance: Marathon · Half Marathon · 10K · 5K

Ethiopia’s Roza Dereje and South Africa’s Stephen Mokoka retained their titles at the Shanghai International Marathon in cool conditions, with Dereje bettering her personal best by more than two-and-a-half minutes at the road race.

A leading group of six runners remained together in the first half of the women’s race. Running side by side with her husband as her pacer, Dereje built up a comfortable sole lead at the 35-kilometre mark and went on to extend her advantage afterwards.

Her husband stopped after 40 kilometres and the in-form Dereje kept pushing until breaking the tape in style with her arms stretching wide open.

She knelt down and kissed the ground right after crossing the line to celebrate her 2:22:43 victory, the second-fastest winning time in the 18-year history of the race following compatriot Tigist Tufa’s course record of 2:21:52 in 2014.

It is Dereje’s second appearance in Shanghai, having won last year in a big PB of 2:26:18. She trimmed her PB to 2:25:17 earlier this year when placing third in Vienna, but a 1:07:23 half marathon PB in Copenhagen in September suggested a further improvement on her marathon best was likely.

“Good training led to the good race today,” said Dereje. “I was running at my own pace and it is very nice to set my best time.”

Shanghai International Marathon

has established itself as the marquee running event on China’s Marathon calendar. Every November, tens of thousand participants run passing the many historical places of this city such as Bund Bull, Customs House, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Grand Theater, Shanghai Exhibition center, Jing’an Temple, Nan Pu Bridge, Lu Pu Bridge, Long Hua Temple, Shanghai Stadium.

The course records were both set in 2012 as Kenya's Sylvester Kimeli Teimet set the men's standard of 2:09:01 hours and Ethiopian Feyse Tadese broke the women's record with 2:24:08 hours. Participation also reached a new high that year, as over 30,000 runners competed in the marathon.

Shanghai East Best and Lansheng Event Management Co., LTD,are the exclusive organizer of Shanghai International Marathon, Shang-ma Series, and Shang-ma Club. The company aims to achieve breakthroughs in the event organizing and enlarge combined event effect through branding operation, to popularize the spirit of the events through leading citizens into healthy and progressive lifestyle, to make the events more influential through creating fashionable and stylish road race culture and to expand the driving force of the events through forming a creative industrial chain.

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Race Date: 11/18/2018 Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 2:09:18 Seifu Tura ABDIWAK 21 Ethiopia
2nd Male 2:09:18 Tsegaye Mekonnen ASEFA 23 Ethiopia
3rd Male 2:09:21 Dickson Kipsang TUWEI 26 Kenya
4th Male 2:09:24 Tsegaye Getachew TADESE 25 Ethiopia
Female 2:20:36 Yebrgual Melese ARAGE 28 Ethiopia
2nd Female 2:21:51 Azmera Abreha GDEY 20 Ethiopia
3rd Female 2:23:40 Betty Wilson LEMPUS 27 Kenya
4th Female 2:23:54 Afera Godfay BERHA 27 Ethiopia
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Shanghai International Marathon

Awards

Men’s and Women’s Full Marathon´╝Ü
Award for ranking (USD):

Place 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Award 45,000 25,000 12,000 6,000 5,000 4,000 3,000 2,000

Notes: The result of Men’s full marathon’s champion must be within 2:09:30; the result of Women’s full marathon’s champion must be within 2:26:00. For those champions who don’t meet the standards, the awards will be reduced 50%. The result of the winning athletes will be post on the official website for 10 days, and then, with the confirmation of negative doping control result, the awards shall be given.

Awards for breaking records:
a. Award for breaking the world record marathon time: USD 100,000
b. Award for breaking the record time of the Shanghai International Marathon: USD 10,000 (only for 1st place)
c. Only the highest dollar award will be provided to any one runner, no combination of awards will be given.
d. Chinese athletes will be awarded equivalent RMB
(3) According to the Chinese tax regulation, 20% personal income tax will be levied on the winnings.
(4) Any runner who completes the marathon within 6 hours 15 minutes will be awarded with a medal. The certificate of result will be available for self-printing on the official Shanghai International Marathon website 5 working days after the race. Please download the certificate within 90 days. Results will be available to check 24 hours after the race.

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