Xiamen International Marathon

Xiamen International Marathon

Date Early January
Location Xiamen, China China
Event type Road
Distance Marathon
Primary sponsor Xiamen C&D Construction & Development Corp. Ltd.
Established 2003
Official site Xiamen International Marathon

The Xiamen International Marathon (Chinese: 厦门国际马拉松赛; pinyin: Xiàmén guójì mǎlāsōng sài; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ē-mn̂g kok-chè má-la-song sài) 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.[1] More than 50,000 runners took part in the race in 2010.[2] The 2013 edition featured 73,896 entrants.[3]


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.[4][5] 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.[2]


Key:   Course record

Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
2016  Vincent Kipruto (KEN) 2:10:18  Worknesh Edesa (ETH) 2:24:04
2015  Moses Mosop (KEN) 2:06:19  Mare Dibaba (ETH) 2:19:52
2014  Mariko Kipchumba (KEN) 2:08:03  Mare Dibaba (ETH) 2:21:37
2013  Negari Terfa (ETH) 2:07:32  Fatuma Sado (ETH) 2:27:35
2012  Peter Kamais (KEN) 2:07:37  Ashu Kasim (ETH) 2:23:09
2011  Robert Kipchumba (KEN) 2:08:00  Amane Gobena (ETH) 2:31:49
2010  Feyisa Lilesa (ETH) 2:08:47  Atsede Baysa (ETH) 2:28:53
2009  Samuel Mugo (KEN) 2:08:51  Chen Rong (CHN) 2:29:52
2008  Kiprotich Kenei (KEN) 2:09:49  Zhang Yingying (CHN) 2:22:38
2007  Li Zhuhong (CHN) 2:13:17  Zhu Xiaolin (CHN) 2:26:08
2006  Stephen Kamar (KEN) 2:10:46  Sun Weiwei (CHN) 2:26:32
2005  Raymond Kipkoech (KEN) 2:09:49  Zhou Chunxiu (CHN) 2:29:58
2004  James Moiben (KEN) 2:10:54  Zhou Chunxiu (CHN) 2:23:28
2003  Hailu Negussie (ETH) 2:09:03  Zhou Chunxiu (CHN) 2:34:16


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