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Prague Marathon

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Date  May
Event type  Road
Distance  Marathon
Location  Prague, Czech Republic
Established  1995
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Course records  Men's: 2:05:39 (2010) Eliud Kiptanui Women's: 2:22:34 (2011) Lydia Cheromei
Official site  www.praguemarathon.com/en
Similar  Frankfurt Marathon, Seoul International Marathon, Old Town Square, Athens Classic Marathon, World's Best 10K

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The Prague Marathon (also known as Prague International Marathon (PIM) and Volkswagen Prague Marathon) is held in the city of Prague in the Czech Republic each May. It was founded in 1995 and has grown to become a significant marathon event, being awarded IAAF Gold Label status. According to media it is the world's most international marathon, with two-thirds of runners coming from 55 different countries. Prague's marathon course is also the seventh-fastest and has been voted one of the most beautiful in the world.

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History

The Prague Marathon event takes place over a full weekend and comprises several events, including the Volkswagen Prague Marathon, the Volkswagen Family Minimarathon 4.2 km, the Allianz Eco Walk 2 km, and the In-line party 6.5 km - a skating event. The Hervis Prague Half Marathon, which is also awarded IAAF Gold Label status, is held each March or April.

Since its inception in 1995, the men's race has been dominated by East African runners, with Kenyan athletes in particular winning 13 titles alone. Hélder Ornelas became the first and so far only European men's winner in 2007. The winners of the women's race have been mainly Russian and Kenyan. Elena Vinitskaya of Belarus is the most successful women's athlete however, with her three straight wins from 1996 to 1998. Eliud Kiptanui is the men's record holder with 2:05:39 hours while Lydia Cheromei has the women's course best of 2:22:34 hours.

Past winners

Key:   Course record   Czech Republic championship race

References

Prague Marathon Wikipedia


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