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XIAMEN INTERNATIONAL MARATHON

Saturday January 4th, 2020
Xiamen, Fujian, China
Distance: Marathon

The Xiamen International Marathon is an annual marathon race held in January in the coastal city of Xiamen in Fujian province, People's Republic of China. It is one of the prominent marathon races of the year.

The Xiamen International Marathon, which began in 2003 and is deemed by the IAAF as a Gold Label Road Race, is famous for its coastal scenic course. The entire course follows the scenic sections of the coastal city. The 2010 edition of the race had at least 30 instances of cheating, with some runners carrying multiple timing sensors or using public transport mid-course. Judges believed this was due to students attempting to gain bonus points for their National Higher Education Entrance Examinations.

World record awards (for Men’s and Women’s Marathon): USD 1,000,000 (only for the champion)

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Prize Money: $2,410,000

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Race Date: 01/05/2019 Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 2:09:26 Dejene Debela Ethiopia
2nd Male 2:09:28 Afewerk Mesfin Ethiopia
3rd Male 2:09:36 Debela, Nebebew Ethiopia
4th Male 2:09:43 Chele Dechasa BEYENE Ethiopia
Female 2:27:25 Medina Deme Armino Ethiopia
2nd Female 2:27:25 Shasho Insermu Ethiopia
3rd Female 2:29:55 Fantu Jimma Ethiopia
4th Female 2:33:28 He Yinli China
Division Time Name Age Home
XIAMEN INTERNATIONAL MARATHON

(II) Record-breaking awards (admission according to the gun time result):

1. USD 20,000 will be awarded for breaking the men’s record 2:06:19 (only for the champion) and women’s record 2:19:52 of Xiamen Marathon respectively (only for the champion);

2. USD 40,000 will be awarded for achieving the best result in (men’s and women’s) marathon within Chinese territory (only for the champion);

3. World record awards (for men’s and women’s): USD 1,000,000 (only for the champion)

NOTE: To be clear about the prize money. $2 million of the prize money is being offered only if a man and woman breaks the world record. On this course, the chances of this is almost impossible. But it is being offered and we are including it.

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