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1 DECEMBER 2011: ANTARCTICA ICE MARATHON

The world's southernmost marathon, held at Union Glacier camp, attracted 40 runners from 15 countries over all events, which are the only official foot races within the Antarctic Circle on the mainland continent. This year's 7th edition coincided with the Centenary year of man reaching the South Pole. Clement Thevenet (FRA) dominated the men's marathon, leading from start to finish to set a new record in amazingly bright sunshine and temperatures of -18°C.

Yvonne Brown won the women's ahead of two previous North Pole Marathon winners, Emer Dooley (IRL) and Alison Hamlett (GBR). The first three finishers broke the previous female record.

The Antarctic 100km began at 13:00 GMT on 2 December and it took Thevenet only just over 12 hours to establish another new Antarctic record. It was colder, with windchill temperatures dropping down to about -25°C and the prolonged exposure caused two competitors, including Thevenet, to require IV fluids after the race.

In 24-hour daylight Richard Donovan (IRL) ran an epic 100 miles in just over a day to coincide with the Centenary year celebrations.

Next year's event will be from 19-23 November. See www.icemarathon.com.

MEN:
1  Clement THEVENET               FRA  3:47:07
2  Alvin MATTHEWS                 USA  4:38:19
3  Matthew Von ERTFELDA           USA  4:52:58
4  Simon ABRAHAMS                 GBR  4:56:49
5  Joey MCBREARY                  USA  4:56:49
6  Krzysztof SZACHNA              POL  5:02:50
7  Dave KENNEDY                   USA  5:06:42
8  Errol DAMELIN                  GBR  5:14:30
9  Taco JONGMAN                   NED  5:23:00
10 Doug CARRELL                   USA  5:44:26

WOMEN:
1  Yvonne BROWN                   GBR  4:26:10
2  Emer DOOLEY                    IRL  4:41:30
3  Alison HAMLETT                 GBR  4:46:39
4  Elizabeth CHAPMAN              GBR  5:43:57
5  Sarah AMES                     GER  6:35:58
6  Maia HONNATTI                  IND  7:11:26
7  Sophie WOO                     NED  7:31:18
8  Rebecca FRECHETTE              USA  8:43:50
9  Linh HUYNH                     CAN  8:44:53

100km (3 DEC): 
1  Clement THEVENET               FRA  12:09:06
2  Marc DE KEYSER                 BEL  12:14:18
3  Dave DEANY                     AUS  13:48:14

100 Miles:
1  Richard DONOVAN                IRL  24:35:02

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2 DECEMBER 2011: RED SEA AQABA MARATHON, JORDAN

MEN:
1  Suleiman AL GHODRAN            JOR  2:35:22
2  Hayel AL RAWAHNEH              JOR  2:35:49
3  Fathy AL DAYAT                 JOR  2:36:49
4  Salameh AL AQRA                JOR  2:47:15
5  Ateyeh ATEYEH                  JOR  2:59:52
6  Raed ALI                       JOR  3:03:10
7  Othman OKLA                    JOR  3:25:16
8  John MCIVOR                    GBR  3:43:32
9  Ahmad ATEYEH                   EGY  3:45:02
10 Jeffrey TAYLOR                 USA  3:57:33

WOMEN:
1  Naheda ALBAWAT                 JOR  4:15:18
2  Noor ALGHOUR                   JOR  4:25:09
3  Ghorood ALDGEMAT               JOR  4:25:40
4  Nicola WILD                    GBR  4:46:01
5  Ji YUN                         KOR  5:25:43
6  Elizabeth BOURNEMAN            USA  5:42:31

HALF MARATHON
MEN:
1  Mithkal AL ABBADI              JOR  1:07:21
2  Aymen SARDI                    JOR  1:10:01
3  Bashar RHAYEL                  JOR  1:10:02

WOMEN:
1  Khloud AL BAWAT                JOR  1:38:31
2  Alexandra DUCHENE              FRA  1:46:14
3  Anwar AL BAWAT                 JOR  1:47:12

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3 DECEMBER 2011: REGGAE MARATHON, JAMAICA

1300 participants representing 28 countries set off at 5:15 amidst the call of the drums and blazing torches. Among their number were regulars such as the USA's veteran marathon runner and Reggae Marathon aficionado 86-year old Burt Carlson, who has participated in over 300 international events, and 84-year old Jamaican stalwart Roy Thomas who has competed in every Reggae Marathon. Repeat groups like Running Girlz of Canada confirmed that the Reggae Marathon is deserving of being included among the world's best. Horst Preisler of Germany completed his first Marathon in Jamaica and his 1250 Marathon event overall. Local celebrities could also be seen on the course with popular evening jock "Miss Kitty" of Radio Jamaica participating in the 10km along with disc jockey DJ Sparks.

Runners had high praise for special features such as the pre-race JHTA World's Best Pasta Party, the unique start, the heart pounding Reggae music along the course, the overall organization and runner's care, the non-stop entertainment as well as the cool coconut water, fresh from the tree at the finish line. Rupert Green and Kirk Brown were repeat winners in the Marathon and Half Marathon respectively.

MEN:
1  Rupert GREEN                   JAM  2:32:00
2  Colin GRAHAM                   JAM  3:08:24
3  Herv BACON                     FRA  3:12:00
4  Peter SHAW                     JAM  3:22:26
5  Jermaine EDWARDS               JAM  3:22:32
6  Alexandre BLANC                FRA  3:24:00
7  Owen GREAVES                   JAM  3:25:06
8  Andreas BRUNNER                GER  3:34:24
9  Eberhard HOEVELS               GER  3:36:25
10 Phillip BRADLEY                USA  3:36:58

WOMEN:
1  Jennifer GOEBEL                USA  3:07:56
2  Karlene BLAGROVE               JAM  3:36:47
3  Soile PELTONIEMI-NISKANEN      FIN  3:51:36
4  Carly STEELE                   AUS  3:55:04
5  Laura RIBICH                   USA  3:01:28
6  Denise TERRY                   USA  4:01:35
7  Marian ZOBLER                  USA  4:08:04
8  Kelly CLINCH                   AUS  4:08:21
9  Debbonaire REID-SPIRK          CAN  4:16:27
10 Shelly-Anne STEWART            USA  4:18:11

HALF MARATHON
MEN:
1  Kirk BROWN                     JAM  1:12:19
2  Bryan HUBERTY                  USA  1:16:54
3  Ronique WILLIAMS               JAM  1:17:08

WOMEN:
1  Christina DOTSON               BER  1:39:26
2  Sara GRESS                     JAM  1:43:43
3  Kishka Kay OCONNOR             JAM  1:44:37

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4 DECEMBER 2011: FUKUOKA INT'L OPEN MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIP, JAPAN

Photo: Takefumi Tsutsui — AgenceSHOT

Josphat Ndambiri, a sub-27 minutes 10,000m runner, won his debut marathon writes Ken Nakamura. His plan was to move after 30km, but after the pacemakers retired at 25km (1:15:10) he covered the next 5km in 14:32 and ran away from the field. Only James Mwangi tried to follow and had a solitary chase for the rest of the race. Ndambiri slowed dramatically after 35km, and admitted that in his first marathon "I was not so sure how to run the race". He competes for the Kormori Corporation in Japan after graduating from school in Japan.

In the race to make the Japanese Olympic team, Yuki Kawauchi bided his time after halfway behind Dmitriy Safronov but after 30km they both picked up. Kawauchi left Safronov after 35km to chase after Masato Imai and Kazuhiro Maeda, who were battling to be the first Japanese. He caught them at 36.5km. For the next 2km Imai responded to the challenge, while Maeda was left behind. Kawauchi and Imai took turns in their attempt to break away from each other. Kawauchi made the decisive move at the 38.5km aid station. Imai worked his way back in the next kilometre, but Kawauchi surged again to leave Imai behind for good.

The Japan AAF was quite impressed with Kawauchi's gutsy run but his time was not exactly what they were looking for. "The Japanese all slowed down and none of them ran close to 15 minutes in any of the subsequent 5km segments," said Sakaguchi, the head of the men's marathon department. But Kawauchi admitted that Fukuoka was a warm up for February's Tokyo Marathon, another Olympic qualifying race and his primary goal. Such a strategy, by the winner of one Japanese Olympic trial, is previously unheard of.

MEN (ONLY):
1  Josphat NDAMBIRI               KEN  2:07:36
2  James MWANGI                   KEN  2:08:38
3  Yuki KAWAUCHI                  JPN  2:09:57
4  Masato IMAI                    JPN  2:10:32
5  Dmitri SAFRONOV                RUS  2:11:29
6  Kazuhiro MAEDA                 JPN  2:11:46
7  Dmytro BARANOVSKY              UKR  2:12:08
8  Martin DENT                    AUS  2:12:23
9  Ridouane HaARROUJI             MAR  2:13:40
10 Alexey SOKOLOV                 RUS  2:14:00

4 DECEMBER 2011: STANDARD CHARTERED SINGAPORE MARATHON

With a record-breaking 65,000 runners starting at three different start points in the early morning, Kenya again dominated the Marathon contests with 35-year-old Charles Mwai Kanyao winning the men's title, and Irene Jerotich Kosgei, retaining her crown in the women's race.

It was Kanyao's first major marathon win, after having entered himself in the race independently. He said "It is not easy. I trained very hard for this, and I am glad I came here and won."

Kosgei said, "At 35km I took the leap. I did the same thing last year. I am familiar with the course, and I knew which bits were hard to run, and which were easy."

MEN:
1  Charles Mwai KANYAO            KEN  2:14:34              
2  Luka Kipkemoi CHELIMO          KEN  2:14:39
3  John KELAI                     KEN  2:15:46
4  Thompson CHEROGONY             KEN  2:17:03 
5  Charles KIBIWOTT               KEN  2:18:29
6  Gebresellasie Tsegaye REDA     ETH  2:18:46
7  Peter MURIUKI                  KEN  2:18:57
8  Jackson Kipkoech KOTUT         KEN  2:20:21
9  Ben Kipruto CHEBET             KEN  2:23:53
10 Jonathan Cheruiyot KIPKOSKEI   KEN  2:24:11

WOMEN:
1  Irene Jerotich KOSGEI          KEN  2:36:43
2  Roman GEBREGESSESSE            ETH  2:37:31
3  Magadelene MUKUNZI             KEN  2:38:07
4  Halima Hassein BERISO          ETH  2:39:33
5  Jaqueline NYTEPI               KEN  2:40:58
6  Lyubov DENISOVA                RUS  2:59:20
7  Manjula KUMARASINGHE           MAS  3:03:03
8  Qi HUI                         SIN  3:06:21
9  L S ANUSHA                     MAS  3:14:01
10 Elaine Su Lin LIM              SIN  3:20:15

4 DECEMBER 2011: CAYMAN ISLANDS MARATHON

MEN:
1  Justin GRUNEWALD                    2:36:24
2  Steve SPIERS                   USA  2:57:18
3  Trent BURDEN                   CAY  3:17:50
4  Bob BROOKER                    USA  3:23:49
5  Paul SCHREINER                 CAY  3:24:52
6  Robert MUIR                         3:25:47
7  Andrew KEAST                   CAY  3:27:34
8  John ADAMS                     CAN  3:30:35
9  Christopher WINGROVE           CAY  3:37:58 
10 Marcio KLEEMAN                 USA  3:39:40

WOMEN:
1  Beth SCHREADER                 CAY  3:14:28
2  Caroline CAHILL                CAY  3:30:35
3  Elizabeth BERNS                CAY  3:49:37
4  Kristina DOOLING                    3:52:40
5  Deirdre BILLES                 CAY  3:53:44
6  Lysniah LADE                        4:06:50
7  Tina BROOKER                        4:07:48
8  Rosaleen OCONNOR               CAY  4:10:05
9  Kathleen HOLMES                USA  4:12:13
10 Pam ABBOTT                     CAY  4:13:49

HALF MARATHON
MEN:
1  Jason SAUNDERS                 CAY  1:20:56
2  Chadwick WEBSTER               CAY  1:25:05 
3  Marius ACKER                   CAY  1:27:29

WOMEN: 
1  Abby ANDERSON                  USA  1:24:45
2  Clare CRITCHLEY                CAY  1:36:19
3  Vicky BARRATT                  GBR  1:38:22

4 DECEMBER 2011: MACAU GALAXY ENTERTAINMENT INT'L MARATHON

The 30th edition attracted 6000 runners: 1000 in the Marathon, 2000 in the Half Marathon and 3000 in the Mini Marathon, from over 60 countries and regions. The good weather, excellent road surface and the ability of the runners ensured a successful and a memorable sporting spectacle.

Stephen Chemlany resisted all attacks of his rivals to win in a new race record. The women's winner Rose Chesire also set a new record. A total of 177,000 U.S. dollars was awarded in prize money, with the winners of the Men's and Women's Marathon receiving 40,000 including the course record bonuses.

MEN:
1  Stephen CHEMLANY               KEN  2:12:49
2  Julius Kiplimo MAISEI          KEN  2:12:53
3  Haile Haja GEMEDU              ETH  2:12:59
4  Sammy Kipkoech TUM             KEN  2:13:01   
5  KENNEDY Kiprop LILAN           KEN  2:13:07   
6  Araham CHELANGA                KEN  2:13:13  
7  Francis Kiptoo KIBII           KEN  2:13:25   
8  Julius KARINGA                 KEN  2:13:53   
9  Patrick Kipkorir KOECH         KEN  2:14:04   
10 Mikhail LEMAEV                 RUS  2:14:13  

WOMEN:
1  Rose Jepkemboi CHESIRE         KEN  2:31:28
2  Tsega Gelaw RETA               ETH  2:31:48
3  Winifridah NYANSIKERA          KEN  2:32:27
4  Rose Kerubo NYANGACHA          KEN  2:32:44  
5  Tsehay Desalegn ADHANA         ETH  2:34:17  
6  Maryna DAMANTSEVICH            BLR  2:35:57  
7  Un On RO                       KOR  2:36:02 
8  Ehitu Kiros REDA               ETH  2:37:04  
9  Lyubov MORGUNOVA               RUS  2:37:22  
10 Elizabeth Cheruiyot CHEMWENO   KEN  2:38:28

HALF MARATHON
MEN:
1  David MUTAI                    KEN  1:06:13
2  Berihun Weldselassi GEBRMEDHIN ETH  1:06:59
3  Kin WANG                       MAC  1:09:28

WOMEN:
1  Nathalie Mare DARBON                1:28:06
2  MaariTuliikki KAURI            FIN  1:32:02
3  Po Ling LAM                    MAC  1:33:42

4 DECEMBER 2011: ROCK 'N' ROLL LAS VEGAS MARATHON, USA

MEN:
1  Peter OMAE                     KEN  2:29:12
2  Caly WING                      USA  2:35:23
3  Rafael CUETO                   DOM  2:35:55
4  Chris HEEZEN                   USA  2:36:24
5  Albert WINT                    USA  2:36:53
6  Brendan LUNTY                  CAN  2:38:34
7  Peter VAIL                     USA  2:39:41
8  Joel MALEY                     CAN  2:40:13
9  David LYONS                    USA  2:40:23
10 Brian MICHASLW                 CAN  2:40:46

WOMEN:
1  Zsofia ERDELYI                 HUN  2:48:58
2  Melanie PETERS                 USA  2:49:36
3  Marnie STAEHLY                 USA  2:55:30
4  Crista KUNDU                   CAN  3:04:25
5  Tammy TRIBETT                  USA  3:10:13
6  Erin CHERNICK                  USA  3:13:36
7  Zanae BAIRD                    USA  3:14:19
8  Kristen TRUBEE                 USA  3:14:50
9  Amanda GRAMLY                  USA  3:16:31
10 Louise TURNER                  USA  3:16:48

HALF MARATHON
MEN:
1  Sean HOUSEWORTH                USA  1:03:12
2  Jason HARTMANN                 USA  1:03:34  
3  Jason LEHMKUHLE                USA  1:03:37

WOMEN:
1  Benita WILLIS                  AUS  1:10:40
2  Amy HASTINGS                   USA  1:11:22
3  Katie MCGREGOR                 USA  1:11:45

4 DECEMBER 2011: PANAMA CITY INT'L MARATHON

MEN:
1  Richard PEREZ                  CUB  2:25:48
2  Juan Carlos CARDONA            COL  2:28:45  
3  Edgar Milton ARGUELLO          ECU  2:49:24
4  Augustin ALCAZAR               PAN  2:51:45
5  Fernando REVUELTA              PAN  2:59:46
6  Sebastian Guim LASTRAS         ESP  3:00:17
7  Ronan PAVONI                   PAN  3:00:39
8  Ramses Artel CANO              PAN  3:01:02
9  Alexander ORJUELA              COL  3:01:31
10 Carlos Armando LANDAVERDE      ELS  3:04:03

WOMEN:
1  Inglandini GONZALEZ            COL  3:14:21
2  Iris Camarena GUTIERREZ        PAN  3:29:39
3  Alicia ZORRILLA                PAN  3:40:56
4  Ana SANCHEZ                    PAN  3:41:25
5  Belkys MUNOZ                   CRC  3:41:49
6  Ana GONZALEZ                   PAN  3:45:35
7  Yennis SANHOUSE                VEN  3:53:33
8  Noriko OSADA                   JPN  3:58:19
9  Cirza RODRIGUEZ                PAN  4:03:52
10 Eira Lopez RAMOS               PAN  4:09:15

HALF MARATHON
MEN:
1  Jorge CASTELBLANCO             PAN  1:12:12
2  Saturnino CAMACHO              PAN  1:15:10
3  Rafael VEGA                    PAN  1:18:19

WOMEN:
1  Maria FERRS                    PAN  1:30:36
2  Francisca FEVIS                PAN  1:31:34 
3  Fernanda SIMOES                ITA  1:35:38

4 DECEMBER 2011: LISBON MARATHON, PORTUGAL

MEN:
1  Vasco AZVEDO                   POR  2:22:03
2  Anatoli ARZHEKOVSKYI           UKR  2:22:25
3  Viljar VALLIMAE                EST  2:25:44
4  Daniel PEIXOTO                 POR  2:28:30
5  Carlos SANTOS                  POR  2:28:58
6  Nuno NOGUEIRA                  POR  2:30:25
7  Gil FERREIRA                   POR  2:30:42
8  Helder FERREIRA                POR  2:31:32
9  Miguel ANGELO                  POR  2:35:13
10 Joao GINGA                     POR  2:38:53

WOMEN:
1  Anabela TAVARES                POR  2:50:19
2  Larisa ANDROSOVA               RUS  2:55:33
3  Lidia PEREIRA                  POR  2:58:41
4  Carla PINTO                    POR  3:11:56
5  Sylvie DURAND                  FRA  3:19:58
6  Gitte SORENSEN                 DEN  3:25:32
7  Carmen PIRES                   POR  3:25:32
8  Joelle BASSI                   FRA  3:26:15
9  Veronika JURISIC               CRO  3:27:07
10 Janine PIETERSE                GBR  3:27:35

HALF MARATHON 
MEN:
1  Pedro PESSOA                   POR  1:12:18
2  Olaide OGUNRONBI               NGR  1:15:50
3  Jorge RODRIGUES                POR  1:17:15

WOMEN:
1  Chantal XERVELLE               POR  1:27:15
2  Sara LOPES                     POR  1:28:41
3  Marina DOMINGUES               POR  1:32:42

4 DECEMBER 2011: PAMPULHA LAGOON 17.8KM ROAD RACE, BRAZIL

MEN:
1  Barnabas Kiplagat KOSGEI       KEN    53:08
2  Damiao Ancelmo DE SOUZA        BRA    53:11
3  Paulo Roberto Almeida PAULA    BRA    53:11
4  Giomar Pereira DA SILVA        BRA    53:28
5  Nelson Priva MBUYA             KEN    53:34
6  Gilmar Silvestre LOPES         BRA    53:38
7  JoseMarcia Leao DA SILVA       BRA    55:01
8  Joao Pereira DA LIMA           BRA    55:15
9  Luis de Amlmeida PAULA         BRA    55:29
10 Edmilson Dos Reis SANTANA      BRA    55:30

WOMEN:
1  Nancy Jepkosgei KIPRONO        KEN  1:02:41
2  Sueli Pereira SILVA            BRA  1:03:28
3  Jacklyne CHEMWEK               KEN  1:03:32
4  Roberta DE CARVALHO            BRA  1:03:42
5  Marily DOS SANTOS              BRA  1:04:19
6  Vanda Carneiro CHAGAS          BRA  1:04:30
7  Bornes Jepkirui KITUR          KEN  1:04:45
8  Ma Zeferina Rodriges BALDAIA   BRA  1:05:02
9  Edielza Alves DOS SANTOS       BRA  1:05:59
10 Natalia Elisante SULLE         BRA  1:06:00

4 DECEMBER 2011: ST CROIX INT'L MARATHON, US VIRGIN ISLANDS

MEN:
1  Jason WILEY                    USA  3:22:03  
2  Mike KLEIN                     VGI  3:43:14
3  William MCCONNELL              VGI  3:56:17
4  Troy HOLLOWAY                  VGI  4:07:48
5  Pat MARAFIOTE                  USA  4:15:37
6  Goran LINDSTRUM                SWE  4:19:51
7  Billy BOHLKE                   VGI  4:29:37
8  Andrew KOTULSKI                USA  4:52:59

WOMEN:
1  Mureen MANNING                 USA  3:39:08

HALF MARATHON
MEN:
1  Panesso DIEGO                  COL  1:13:20
2  Juan ROBLES                    ISV  1:14:47
3  Kellen HOOD                    ISV  1:33:40
 
WOMEN:
1  Theresa HARPER                 ISV  1:43:14
2  Anneli SODERGARDS              SWE  1:47:19
3  Alicia CHURAMAN                ISV  1:55:55

4 DECEMBER 2011: ANKOR WAT INT'L HALF MARATHON, CAMBODIA

MEN:
1  Henrik JANNBORG                SWE  1:13:02
2  Evan FOX                       USA  1:14:10
3  Minoru ONOZUKA                 JPN  1:17:38
4  Jo KOSTER                      SUI  1:18:58
5  Francis WRIGHT                 GBR  1:19:26
6  Raphael FUCHS                  SUI  1:19:26
7  Tony SEAKINS                   GBR  1:20:36
8  Kentaro HASHIMOTO              JPN  1:21:42
9  Kieng SAMORN                   CAM  1:23:14
10 Sean BLANTON                   USA  1:23:33

WOMEN:
1  Jenny LUNDGREN                 SWE  1:25:15
2  Holly WARREN                   NZL  1:29:07
3  Vivian TANG                    SIN  1:30:22
4  Victoria HILL                  GBR  1:31:45
5  Karen Kay RAYLE                USA  1:33:43
6  Mel HAMADA                     AUS  1:33:57
7  Clementine TANGUIDE            FRA  1:37:22
8  Robin MARTZ                    USA  1:40:00
9  Imi BOND                       GBR  1:40:03
10 Karma ROSTE                    CAN  1:40:38

10km
MEN:
1  Arnaud DE H                    FRA    39:17
2  Kang THOEN                     CAM    39:23
3  Keo DA                         CAM    40:38

WOMEN:
1  Corine KOSTER                  SUI    45:52
2  Gina STENBERG                  NOR    46:40
3  Kristina ERIKSSON              THA    47:49

4 DECEMBER 2011: PUNE INT'L MARATHON, INDIA

MEN:
1  Teferi REGASA                  ETH  2:16:57
2  Philemon ROTICH                KEN  2:17:02
3  Negash ABEBE                   ETH  2:17:05
4  Hussein RUTTO                  KEN  2:17:09
5  Abdela HULCHFO                 ETH  2:17:14
6  Soy KIPSANG                    KEN  2:17:44
7  Victor KIPRONO                 KEN  2:17:59
8  Charles WALICHA                KEN  2:18:10
9  Vincent KIPCHIRCHIR            KEN  2:18:22
10 Anuradha COORAY                SRI  2:18:42

WOMEN (HALF MARATHON):
1  Thitu MUTWA                    KEN  1:12:29
2  Zenebu ABAY                    ETH  1:12:55
3  Almaze ESHETU                  ETH  1:13:56
4  Abiyot ESHETU                  ETH  1:15:13
5  Tefera LEMA                    ETH  1:15:26
6  Muna YIGEZU                    ETH  1:16:08
7  Gladys TARUS                   KEN  1:16:20
8  Pauline KIRAGU                 KEN  1:16:35
9  Awata Mulunesh BLEMA           ETH  1:17:06
10 Ketema TESEMA                  ETH  1:19:23

4 DECEMBER 2011: GRAN MARATON PACIFICO, MEXICO

More than 6500 took part, among all events in the 13th edition. In the men's marathon Simon Kariuke took his eighth win, and sixth consecutive victory, by bettering the previous course record of 2:13:51 by a large margin. Karina Perez Delgado took a home win after four years of Kenyan dominance.

MEN:
1  Simon Njoroge KARIUKI          KEN  2:11:07 
2  Joel Siree KORU                KEN  2:16:28
3  Isaack Macharia WAWERU         KEN  2:17:43
4  Hugo Romero MENDEZ             MEX  2:18:37
5  Festus Kioko KIKUMU            KEN  2:20:17
6  Mola Negasi HAILEMARIAM        ETH  2:21:01
7  Pedro Espinoza PEREZ           MEX  2:21:21
8  Jhovany Hernandez JUAREZ       MEX  2:22:25
9  Jorge Rivera HERNANDEZ         MEX  2:22:49
10 Francisco Bautista CUAMATZI    MEX  2:23:12

WOMEN:
1  Karina Pérez DELGADO           MEX  2:36:15
2  Pauline Githuka WANJIRU        KEN  2:41:39
3  Neria Nyaboke NERIA            KEN  2:43:19
4  Adriana Medel RAMIREZ          MEX  2:43:32
5  Misha Ruiz FERNANDEZ           MEX  2:50:20
6  Isabel Jacqueline ORELLANA     MEX  2:57:20
7  Maria Guadalupe SANTANA        MEX  2:57:28
8  Eunice Kililu KAVUU            KEN  2:58:15
9  Emma MALDONADO                 MEX  2:59:28

HALF MARATHON
MEN:
1  Julius Francis GIDABUDAY       TAN  1:03:44
2  Óscar Mateo CERON              MEX  1:03:47
3  Ismael ANDRADE                 MEX  1:04:41

WOMEN:   
1  Sara Mercedes PRIETO           MEX  1:15:56
2  Liliana Cruz VALDEZ            MEX  1:17:19
3  Daniela Alejandra ALONSO       MEX  1:17:36

4 DECEMBER 2011: RUN BARBADOS POWERADE MARATHON, BARBADOS

MEN:
1  Richard KESSIO                 KEN  2:36:58
2  Curtis COX                     TRI  2:44:12
3  Pamenos BALLANTYNE             VIN  2:45:52
4  Andrew GUTZMORE                JAM  2:53:21
5  Andrew BRAITHWAITE             BAR  3:15:42
6  Rodney BLACKMAN                BAR  3:20:20
7  Mark MATTYAZIC                 USA  3:27:01
8  Joseph CLARKE                  BAR  3:27:26
9  Glyne SEALY                    BAR  3:36:41
10 Emerson WALDRON                BAR  3:38:56

WOMEN:
1  Leah KIGEN                     KEN  3:04:47
2  Judy KIMUGE                    KEN  3:12:06
3  Alexa DICKERSON                USA  3:42:09
4  Arieta MARTIN                  JAM  3:52:48
5  Wendy SHALLOW                  TRI  3:52:49
6  Melanie CHAMPAGNE              CAN  4:07:44
7  Katie REECE                    GBR  4:14:14
8  Kim GOFF                       USA  4:28:38
9  Barbara ANDERSON               GBR  4:32:06
10 Tania BOROT                    FRA  4:34:44

HALF MARATHON
MEN:
1  Simon SAWE                     KEN  1:16:46
2  Matt LOISELLE                  CAN  1:17:47
3  Cleveland FORDE                BAR  1:19:04

WOMEN:
1  Janet CHEROBON-BAWCOM          USA  1:18:15
2  Megan BROWN                    CAN  1:19:55
3  Amy STILES                     GBR  1:23:49

4 DECEMBER 2011: SAN JOSE COSTA RICA MARATHON

MEN:
1  William Chaman CHUB            GUA  2:36:21
2  Ramon Fallas NAVARRO           CRC  2:40:53
3  Kenneth Rocha GUTIERREZ        CRC  2:43:38
4  Jacob Chumer PLUYOT            KEN  2:47:01
5  Cristian VILLAVICENCIO         NIC  2:48:22
6  Arturo Ulate ALVARADO          CRC  2:49:59
7  Alexander Mejias CASTRO        CRC  2:58:21
8  Miguel Vargas GUERRERO         CRC  2:58:54
9  Francisco Morantes CASCANTE    CRC  3:01:05
10 Rafael Arias ROJAS             CRC  3:02:10

WOMEN:
1  Ana Cubas VILLALTA             ESA  3:38:10
2  Luisa Barrantes OBANDO         CRC  3:39:41
3  Isabel VARELA                  CRC  3:41:04
4  Carmen Castillo VALLEGAS       CRC  3:45:26
5  Alexandra RIEALER              AUS  3:54:14

HALF MARATHON 
MEN:
1  Fernando Velez CABADA          CRC  1:10:35
2  Jose Chavez GONZALEZ           CRC  1:11:28
3  Javier Fernandez ROJAS         CRC  1:12:32

WOMEN:
1  Cristina Marin GONZALEZ        CRC  1:25:22
2  Grettel Obando MORA            CRC  1:34:24
3  Sonia Hernandez GUTIERREZ      CRC  1:35:33

4 DECEMBER 2011: TORAY CUP SHANGHAI INT'L MARATHON, CHINA

MEN:
1  Willy Kibor KOITILE            KEN  2:10:21
2  Stephen MOKOKA                 RSA  2:10:29
3  Mohamed EL HACHIMI             MAR  2:10:55
4  Solomon Bushendich NABEI       KEN  2:11:02
5  Oleksander SITOVSKYY           UKR  2:11:14
6  Gebo Burka GAMEDA              ETH  2:11:43
7  Robert Kipkoech CHERUIYOT      KEN  2:12:25
8  Gashaw Melese ASFAW            ETH  2:12:37
9  Philip Kiplagat BIWOTT         KEN  2:15:17
10 ??                             CHN  2:15:33

WOMEN:
1  Haile Lema KEBEBUSH            ETH  2:24:08
2  Tirfi Tsegaye BEYENE           ETH  2:24:11
3  Masresha Woldeselassie AZALECH ETH  2:31:44
                                  
HALF MARATHON                     
MEN:                              
1  ??                             CHN  1:05:29
2  ??                             CHN  1:05:51
3  Mathew KIPTOO                  KEN  1:06:10
                                  
WOMEN:                            
1  Megumi KANAKAWA                JPN  1:10:22
2  ??                             CHN  1:16:46
3  ??                             CHN  1:19:08

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11 DECEMBER 2011: POWERADE MONTERREY MARATHON, MEXICO

MEN:
1  Luis Jimenez VAZQUEZ             MEX  2:26:51
2  Marco Tardelly Flores PARTIDA    MEX  2:28:22
3  Evaristo Alfredo MOCTEZUMA       MEX  2:31:37
4  Raul Barcenas HERNANDEZ          MEX  2:33:32
5  Jaime Arguelles DELAFUENTE       MEX  2:38:04
6  Gustavo Cepeda LIZARDI           MEX  2:38:29
7  Raul Gonzalez PAREDES            MEX  2:39:21
8  Tirzo Vasquez MORALES            MEX  2:41:17
9  Arnulfo Ponce CORONADO           MEX  2:41:34
10 Gustavo Cerda CASTILLO           MEX  2:43:16

WOMEN:
1  Esmeralda Pulido GUERRA          MEX  3:11:41
2  Eryka Nohemi Vargas OBREGON      MEX  3:13:23
3  Nancy Leticia Cerda CISNEROS     MEX  3:22:41
4  Lorena Montoya PEREZ             MEX  3:25:42
5  Perla Janet Perales CAZARES      MEX  3:27:20
6  Ana Paula Ibarra AGUILAR         MEX  3:32:23
7  Jesica Guajardo LOPEZ            MEX  3:33:07
8  Jesica Mayena Castillo CABALLERO MEX  3:33:17
9  Beatriz Gonzalez VILLARREAL      MEX  3:34:13
10 Gerda Hitz Sanchez HUAREZ        MEX  3:34:22

11 DECEMBER 2011: NARA MARATHON, JAPAN

MEN:
1  Osamu HIRATA                   JPN  2:20:23 
2  Jackson KUWALAI                KEN  2:26:13  
3  Kaoru HIGASHIDA                JPN  2:32:24 
4  Yosuke NAKAYAMA                JPN  2:33:28 
5  Kinya HASHIRA                  JPN  2:33:48 
6  Naoki ITO                      JPN  2:35:25 
                                 
WOMEN:                           
1  Yoshimi HOSHINO                JPN  2:47:50 
2  Makiko SHIMAMURA               JPN  2:55:29 
3  Asami KATAYAMA                 JPN  2:59:27

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18 DECEMBER 2011: PISA MARATHON, ITALY

MEN:
1  Oleg GUR                       BLR  2:20:14
2  Jiali JAMALI                   MAR  2:20:43
3  Gabriele ABATE                 ITA  2:22:19
4  Tito Florenzo TIBERTI          ITA  2:24:53
5  Giuseppe MINICI                ITA  2:26:20
6  Adam KOVACS                    HUN  2:27:26
7  Gianmarco PITTERI              ITA  2:29:45
8  Alessandro CALZOLARI           ITA  2:30:58
9  Andrea LAZZAROTTI              ITA  2:33:52
10 Corrado RAMORINO               ITA  2:34:02

WOMEN:
1  Mariya MALYSHEVA               RUS  2:50:38
2  Katalin FARKAS                 HUN  2:59:28
3  Katrin SALY                    SUI  3:01:16
4  Paola SALVATORE                ITA  3:03:42
5  Maddalena CARRINO              ITA  3:05:14
6  Mirella KISS                   HUN  3:10:57
7  Romina LA GORGA                ITA  3:11:03
8  Maria Grazia NAVACCHIA         ITA  3:14:39
9  Nathalie LISI                  ITA  3:14:51
10 Margherita NANNINI             ITA  3:18:51

HALF MARATHON
MEN:
1  Ivan PETROCHENKOV              RUS  1:08:02
2  Paolo GALLO                    ITA  1:08:18
3  Ioannis MAGRIKIOTELIS          GRE  1:10:01

WOMEN:
1  Silvia DEL FAVA                ITA  1:15:33
2  Titziana GIANOTTI              ITA  1:21:13
3  Federica BARSOTTI              ITA  1:24:19

18 DECEMBER 2011: FUBON TAIPEI MARATHON, CHINESE TAIPEI

Both winners broke the previous records. The marathon took place along Taipei's riverside paths and the flat terrain was favourable for fast times. Adhane led the pack over the entire course to beat Luke Kibet's 2006 course record by 41 seconds. Delayed at immigration, Adhane's recovery time from the journey was curtailed. Kirop broke the 2009 record set by Yeshi Esayias Tesemma of Ethiopia by 2 minutes and 29 seconds.

MEN:
1  Yemane ADHANE                  ETH  2:10:04

WOMEN:
1  Helena CHEROP                  KEN  2:27:36

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25 DECEMBER 2011: 13th SEMI MARATHON INT'L DE LAAYOUNE, MOROCCO

Stefan Tum defended his title, running 41 seconds faster than he did last year. A series of 4km children's races was held alongside the title event.

MEN:
1  Stefan TUM                     KEN  1:01:11
2  Abdellah TAGHARRAFAT           MAR  1:01:22
3  Abderrahim EL ASRI             MAR  1:02:16
4  Aschalew Neguse MEKETA         ETH  1:02:32 
5  Tesfaye Abera DIBABA           ETH  1:02:56
6  Laalami CHARKAOUI              MAR  1:03:52
7  Ait Ali YOUSSEF                MAR  1:04:03
8  Radouan KAKIM                  MAR  1:04:35
9  Khalid LABLAQ                  MAR  1:04:37
10 Hicham OULUBAS                 MAR  1:05:08

WOMEN:
1  Hafida IZEM                    MAR  1:12:58
2  Antonina ROTHO                 KEN  1:14:53
3  Kamila KHANIPOVA               RUS  1:15:26
4  Meryem KHALI                   MAR  1:16:13
5  Laila Hmatou TRABIY            FRA  1:17:19
6  ??                                  1:18:26
7  Mary AKOR                      USA  1:19:19

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31 DECEMBER 2011: 87th SAO SILVESTRE DE SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

Tariku Bekele (the brother of Kenenisa) dominated the race in his first visit to Brazil, giving Ethiopia its second win in the iconic event (Kenya's total stands at 12). He dismissed the effects of the heavy rain that fell throughout the race: "It's not difficult [to run in the rain]" he said. Priscah Jeptoo won the women's race by a margin of four seconds, after a hard-fought battle with 2008 winner, Ethiopia's Wude Ayelew. In doing so she improved the old course record set last year by 91 seconds.

MEN:
1  Tariku BEKELE                     ETH  43:35
2  Mark KORIR                        KEN  43:58
3  Matthew KISORIO                   KEN  44:12
4  Martin LEL                        KEN  44:28
5  Najin EL QADY                     MAR  44:32
6  Barnabas Kiplagat KOSGEI          KEN  44:45
7  Damiao DE SOUZA                   BRA  44:53
8  Marilson Gomes DOS SANTOS         BRA  45:06
9  Rui Pedro Sa Alves SILVA          POR  45:45
10 Joao Ferreira DE LIMA             BRA  46:00
                                     
WOMEN:                               
1  Priscah JEPTOO                    KEN  48:48
2  Wude AYELEW                       ETH  48:52
3  Eunice KIRWA                      KEN  50:58
4  Nadia EJJAFINI                    ITA  51:19
5  Rumukol CHEPKANAN                 KEN  51:44
6  Cruz Nonata DA SILVA              BRA  51:59
7  Jackline Juma SAKILU              TAN  52:07
8  Adriana Aparecida DA SILVA        BRA  52:15
9  Sueli Perreira SILVA              BRA  53:32
10 Samira RAIF                       MAR  53:40

31 DECEMBER 2011: SAO SILVESTRE DE LUANDA 10KM, ANGOLA

MEN:
1  Zersenay TADESE                   ERI  27:34
2  Atsedu TESFAYE                    ETH  27:47  
3  Tilahun REGASSA                   ETH  27:50
4  Azmeraw BEKELE                    ETH  27:53
5  Haile GEBRSELASSIE                ETH  28:08
6  Kiprono MENJO                     KEN  28:27
7  Tigabu ASIFA                      ETH  28:38
8  Silas SANG                        KEN  28:39
9  Lelisa DESISA                     ETH  28:48
10 Tony WAMULWA                      ZAM  28:54
                                     
WOMEN:                               
1  Emebet MENGISTU                   ETH  32:23
2  Belaynesh OLJIRA                  ETH  32:23
3  Tigist KIROS                      ETH  32:24
4  Abebech BEKELE                    ETH  32:26
5  Genet KASSAHUN                    ETH  32:27
6  Alice MOGIRE                      KEN  32:46
7  Hiwott YIMER                      ETH  33:16
8  Grace MOMANYI                     KEN  33:33
9  Rehima KEDIR                      ETH  34:06
10 Mary NAALI                        TAN  34:10

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