- Pittsburgh Marathon
The Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Logo
Date First Sunday in May Location Pittsburgh, PA, USA Event type Road Distance Marathon, Half Marathon Established May 5, 1985 Course records 2:10:24 Official site pittsburghmarathon.com
The Pittsburgh Marathon is a foot race (marathon) covering 42.195 kilometres (26.219 mi) held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the United States. The race was held annually from 1985–2003 (most recently as the UPMC/City of Pittsburgh Marathon), and was revived in 2009 as the "Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon."
The 1988 and 2000 races were USA Olympic Trials for women and men, that were held separately from the regular event although both were held over the same course.
In the past, the course wound through the hilly topography of the city and usually started at the intersection of Butler Street and Baker Street (although it was later changed on several occasions to different starting locations), and ended at Point State Park in Downtown Pittsburgh. As of 2009, however, the race begins on Smallman Street and ends at the David Lawrence Convention Center. Numerous other Pittsburgh neighborhoods are along the route, including the South Side, Oakland, Shadyside, East Liberty, Highland Park, Bloomfield, Lawrenceville, the Strip District, and the North Shore.
The 2009 race had the largest field in the history of the race. Registration for 2009 closed with 3,500 entrants in the full marathon, 3,500 entrants in the half marathon, and 2,000 entrants in the marathon relay.
The Pittsburgh Marathon hosted the United States Olympic Marathon Trials for men 2000 and the US Olympic Trials for women in 1988. In addition, it has served as the site for the United States men's national championship three times, the National Wheelchair Championship in 1986, as well as the Olympic Marathon Trials for both Finland and Denmark in the 1980s.
Key: Course record American championship race
Edition Year Men's Winner Time
Women's Winner Time
21st 02-05-2010 Kipyegon Kirui (KEN) 2:17:12 Elena Vinitskaya (BLR) 2:42:34 20th 03-05-2009 Kassahun Kabiso (ETH) 2:22:51 Kristin Price (USA) 2:36:33 Race not held from 2004 to 2008 19th 04-05-2003 Juan Camacho (MEX) 2:12:05 Lyudmila Korchagina (RUS) 2:29:53 18th 05-05-2002 Reuben Chesang (KEN) 2:14:53 Magdalena Lewy (USA) 2:36:48 17th 06-05-2001 Elly Rono (KEN) 2:17:15 Wioletta Kryza (POL) 2:34:16 16th 07-05-2000 Rodney deHaven (USA) 2:15:30 Tammy Slusser (USA) 2:53:30 15th 02-05-1999 Alfredo Vigueras (USA) 2:14:20 Tatyana Titova (RUS) 2:40:00 14th 03-05-1998 Keith Brantly (USA) 2:12:31 Albina Gallyamova (RUS) 2:36:50 13th 04-05-1997 David Scudamore (USA) 2:13:48 Tatyana Titova (RUS) 2:37:41 12th 05-05-1996 Rubén Maza (VEN) 2:12:01 Tamara Karlyakova (RUS) 2:36:12 11th 07-05-1995 John Kagwe (KEN) 2:10:24 Alina Ivanova (RUS) 2:35:30 10th 01-05-1994 Abel Gisemba (KEN) 2:13:51 Tammy Slusser (USA) 2:37:14 9th 02-05-1993 Abel Gisemba (KEN) 2:16:55 Lizanne Bussières (CAN) 2:35:39 8th 03-05-1992 Jorge González (PUR) 2:17:33 Albina Gallyamova (RUS) 2:32:02 7th 05-05-1991 Herbert Steffny (GER) 2:16:21 Lynn MacDougall (USA) 2:42:45 6th 06-05-1990 Dick Hooper (IRL) 2:15:49 Conceição Ferreira (POR) 2:30:34 5th 07-05-1989 Ken Martin (USA) 2:15:28 Margaret Groos (USA) 2:32:39 4th 01-05-1988 Malcolm East (ENG) 2:19:49 Margaret Groos (USA) 2:29:50 3rd 03-05-1987 Rodolfo Gómez (MEX) 2:13:07 Sylvia Ruegger (CAN) 2:31:53 2nd 18-05-1986 Dean Matthews (USA) 2:18:17 Laura Fogli (ITA) 2:37:04 1st 05-05-1985 Ken Martin (USA) 2:12:57 Lisa Ondieki (AUS) 2:31:54
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