Saturday January 4th, 2020
Xiamen, Fujian, China
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)
|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|
(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.