|track record||Men: 2:03:42 h, 2011 Wilson Kipsang
Women: 2:19:10 h, 2019 Valary Jemeli
The Frankfurt Marathon (official name from 2016: Mainova Frankfurt Marathon ) is a marathon that has been held annually in Frankfurt am Main since 1981 . It is the oldest city marathon in Germany and, in terms of the number of finishers, the second largest marathon in Germany. The organizer is the agency motion events . Its managing director, Jo Schindler, is the race director.
Five years after the first New York City Marathon , the time in Germany was ripe for marathons in the city centers. In Frankfurt the OSC Hoechst 1960 e. V. started on May 17, 1981, with Hoechst AG as the title sponsor. In the same year the Berlin Marathon and the Rhine-Ruhr Marathon followed .
Although the number of finishers rose from 2588 in the first year to 7297 in 1985, Hoechst withdrew. In 1986 the marathon was canceled. In 1987, the city of Frankfurt as the organizer, with the athletics department of Eintracht Frankfurt as the sporting organizer, brought the race back to life. The date of the event was postponed to October and the exhibition grounds were chosen as the new start and destination .
In 1985, 1994, 1998, 2001, 2015, 2016 and 2017, the German Marathon Championships were held here.
In 2017 Klemens Wittig set a European record for the men over 80 with 3:39:54 h.
For decades, the runners have been welcomed by the moderator Artur Schmidt shortly before the festival hall.
The start is on the Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage at the exhibition tower . At Platz der Republik, the route turns left into Mainzer Landstrasse . After circumnavigating the Taunusanlage , it goes back to the start area and the Bockenheimer Warte and then via the Bockenheimer Landstrasse to the Alte Oper . Walk north over Reuterweg and Bremer Straße to the Westend campus of the University of Frankfurt and return to Opernplatz via Eschersheimer Landstraße and Bockenheimer Anlage . Via Junghofstrasse you get to Roßmarkt , then pass the stock exchange and get to Eschenheimer Tor . Past the Eschenheimer Turm , on the Frankfurter Anlagenring to Friedberger Tor , where you turn south and cross the old bridge to Sachsenhausen on the left side of the Main . Parallel to the Main it now goes westward to the districts of Niederrad and Schwanheim . After the only significant ascent of the route to the Schwanheimer Bridge , it goes back to the right bank of the Main and to the westernmost point of the route in Höchst at the Bolongaropalast . Via Nied it now goes east over Mainzer Landstrasse back to the city center . At 34 km, just before the Galluswarte , you walk a loop through the Europaviertel to Platz der Republik. On a lap across Taunusstrasse and Kaiserstrasse , the main guard and the Eschenheimer tower are passed again. From there the last kilometers lead over the Freßgass and along the Alte Oper over the Republic Square to the festival hall , where a red carpet is laid out for the runners.
Sources: ARRS, Runner's World
|date||Men||Time (h)||Women||Time (h)|
|Oct 31, 2021|
|Oct 25, 2020||due to Covid-19 pandemic did not take place|
|Oct. 27, 2019||Fikre Bekele ( ETH )||2:07:08||Valary Jemeli ( KEN )||2:19:10|
|Oct 28, 2018||Kelkile Gezahegn ( ETH )||2:06:37||Meskerem Assefa ( ETH )||2:20:36|
|Oct 29, 2017||Tola Shura Kitata ( ETH )||2:05:50||Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot ( KEN )||2:23:35|
|Oct. 30, 2016||Mark Korir ( KEN )||2:06:48||Mamitu Daska -2-||2:25:27|
|Oct 25, 2015||Sisay Lemma ( ETH )||2:06:26||Gulume Tollesa ( ETH )||2:23:12|
|Oct 26, 2014||Mark Kosgei Kiptoo ( KEN )||2:06:49||Aberu Kebede ( ETH )||2:22:21|
|Oct 27, 2013||Vincent Kipruto ( KEN )||2:06:15||Caroline Cheptanui Kilel -2-||2:22:34|
|Oct 28, 2012||Patrick Makau Musyoki ( KEN )||2:06:08||Meselech Melkamu ( ETH )||2:21:01|
|Oct 30, 2011||Wilson Kipsang -2-||2:03:42||Mamitu Daska ( ETH )||2:21:59|
|Oct 31, 2010||Wilson Kipsang ( KEN )||2:04:57||Caroline Cheptanui Kilel ( KEN )||2:23:25|
|Oct 25, 2009||Gilbert Kipruto Kirwa ( KEN )||2:06:14||Agnes Jepkemboi Kiprop ( KEN )||2:26:57|
|Oct 26, 2008||Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot ( KEN )||2:07:21||Sabrina Mockenhaupt ( GER )||2:26:22|
|Oct 28, 2007||Wilfred Kibet Kigen -3-||2:07:58||Melanie Kraus ( GER )||2:28:56|
|Oct 29, 2006||Wilfred Kibet Kigen -2-||2:09:06||Svetlana Ponomarenko ( RUS )||2:30:05|
|Oct 30, 2005||Wilfred Kibet Kigen ( KEN )||2:08:29||Alevtina Biktimirowa ( RUS )||2:25:12|
|Oct 31, 2004||Boaz Kimaiyo -2-||2:09:10||Olesja Nurgalijewa ( RUS )||2:29:48|
|Oct 26, 2003||Boaz Kimaiyo ( KEN )||2:09:28||Luminita Zaituc -2-||2:29:41|
|Oct. 27, 2002||Eliud Keiring ( KEN )||2:12:32||María Abel ( ESP )||2:26:58|
|Oct 28, 2001||Pavel Loskutov -2-||2:11:09||Luminita Zaituc ( GER )||2:26:01|
|Oct 29, 2000||Henry Kosgei Cherono ( KEN )||2:10:40||Ester Barmasai -2-||2:31:04|
|Oct 31, 1999||Pavel Loskutov ( EST )||2:12:37||Ester Barmasai ( KEN )||2:33:58|
|Oct 25, 1998||Abel Gisemba ( KEN )||2:11:40||Angelina Kanana ( KEN )||2:31:38|
|Oct 26, 1997||Michael Fietz ( GER )||2:10:59||Katrin Dörre-Heinig -3-||2:26:48|
|Oct 27, 1996||Martin Bremer ( GER )||2:13:38||Katrin Dörre-Heinig -2-||2:28:33|
|Oct 29, 1995||Oleg Otmachow ( RUS )||2:12:35||Katrin Dörre-Heinig ( GER )||2:31:31|
|Oct 23, 1994||Terje Næss ( NOR )||2:13:19||Franziska Moser ( SUI )||2:27:44|
|Oct 17, 1993||Stephan Freilang ( GER )||2:11:53||Sissel Grottenberg ( NOR )||2:36:50|
|Oct 25, 1992||Steffen Dittmann ( GER )||2:12:59||Bente Moe ( NOR )||2:32:36|
|Oct 20, 1991||Herbert Steffny -3-||2:13:45||Linda Milo ( BEL )||2:35:11|
|Oct 28, 1990||Konrad Dobler ( GER )||2:13:29||Kerstin Preßler ( GER )||2:34:13|
|Oct 22, 1989||Herbert Steffny -2-||2:13:51||Iris Biba ( GER )||2:33:14|
|Oct. 30, 1988||Jos Sasse ( NED )||2:13:15||Grete Kirkeberg ( NOR )||2:35:44|
|Oct 25, 1987||Lindsay Robertson ( GBR )||2:13:30||Annabel Holtkamp ( GER )||2:45:21|
|May 19, 1985||Herbert Steffny ( GER )||2:12:12||Carla Beurskens ( NED )||2:28:37|
|May 13, 1984||Dereje Nedi ( ETH )||2:11:18||Charlotte Teske -2-||2:31:16|
|May 15, 1983||Ahmet Altun ( TUR )||2:12:41||Charlotte Teske ( GER )||2:28:32|
|May 23, 1982||Delfim Moreira ( POR )||2:12:54||Heidi Hutterer ( GER )||2:36:38|
|May 17, 1981||Kjell-Erik Ståhl ( SWE )||2:13:20||Doris Schlosser ( GER )||2:47:13|
Number of runners who reached the finish ("Finisher"):
|Year / participant||Year / participant||Year / participant||Year / participant|
- Werner Sonntag : Challenge marathon. Reports, experiences, advice. Pietsch, Stuttgart 1988, ISBN 3-613-50087-6 , p. 73 ff.
- Official website
- Frankfurt Marathon at marathoninfo.free.fr
- 25 Years Frankfurt Marathon , Anniversary Brochure 2006 (PDF file; 4.10 MB)
- Marathon organizers keep their distance to Hahner twins ( memento of the original from October 28, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (October 27, 2016)
- Gabius breaks German marathon record , hessenschau.de, October 25, 2015
- arrs.run: Frankfurt Marathon
- 25 years of the Frankfurt City Marathon. History of the city marathon ( Memento of the original from November 4, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. . Runner's World , October 25, 2006