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XIAMEN INTERNATIONAL MARATHON

Saturday January 5th, 2019
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: 01/07/2018 Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 2:11:22 Dejene Debela 24 ETH
2nd Male 2:11:29 Taniku Bekele 30 ETH
3rd Male 2:11:33 Ayele Abshero 27 ETH
4th Male 2:12:09 Deribe Robi 28 ETH
Female 2:26:41 Fatuma Sado 27 ETH
2nd Female 2:30:09 Hirut Alemayehu 24 ETH
3rd Female 2:30:15 Tigist Mengistu 23 ETH
4th Female 2:31:48 Tigist Memuye Gebeyahu 35 ETH
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)

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