Melbourne Marathon

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Date: 5th - 13th December, 2020
Location: Melbourne Cricket Ground, VIC
Distance/s: 42.2km, 21.1km, 10km, 5.7km & 3km
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Melbourne MarathonThe Melbourne Marathon Festival holds a special place in the hearts of generations of runners, and although it can’t physically bring everyone together this year, the event will be staged as a Virtual Melbourne Marathon on December 5 – 13 to help our running community maintain their goals, stay inspired and keep fit.

The Melbourne Marathon is a running festival offering marathon, half marathon and shorter distance options for all levels of participants.

In the late seventies and early 80s, most major cities decided to follow in the successful footsteps of Boston and host a marathon. With milk drink Big M sponsoring it, Melbourne staged its first marathon in 1978 on a course that began in Frankston, headed up Nepean Highway and finished outside the Melbourne Town Hall.

The first race director was Ted Paulin, a former star middle distance runner. Over 2000 runners took part in the inaugural event with most catching a special early morning train to Frankston.

The race quickly went through a boom period with more than 6000 entrants in 1983 – the year that Robert de Castella won the world marathon championship in Helsinki. But as with many events in the southern hemisphere, the race struggled through the 1990’s before a massive upsurge in interest in 2007.


2018 - Marathon

Liam Adams02:15:13
Dominic Ondoro02:16:55
William Chebon C02:18:05
Sinead Diver02:25:19
Rochelle Rodgers02:47:05
Erchana Murray-Bartlett02:54:11

2017 - Marathon

Isaac Birir02:14:08
John Langat02:14:27
Matthew Cox02:18:42
Celia Sullohern02:29:27
Belaynesh Shifera Yigezu02:38:47
Rochelle Rodgers02:43:50

2016 - Marathon

Thomas Do Canto02:20:53
Jack Colreavy02:23:16
Matthew Cox02:24:04
Virginia Moloney02:34:27
Sinead Diver02:41:15
Victoria Beck02:46:02

2015 - Marathon

Brad Milosevic02:16:00
Antony Ndungu Mugo02:18:39
Felix Kipkorir Kangogo02:19:22
Jessica Trengove02:27:45
Lydia O'Donnell02:39:01
Makda Harun Haji02:40:37

2014 - Marathon

Dominic Pius Ondoro02:11:30
Tewelde Estifanos Hidru02:11:47
Abere Belay02:12:34
Nikki Chapple02:31:05
Sinead Diver02:34:15
Julia Degan02:43:52
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