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The Florence Marathon (Template:Lang-it) is an annual full-length marathon race which takes place in late November in Florence, Italy. Established in 1984, the international competition has significantly grown in size since its inaugural edition of 462 runners – a total of 10,211 runners started the 2010 edition, making it the second largest Italian marathon after the Rome City Marathon.

Orlando Pizzolato, a two-time New York Marathon winner, was present to inaugurate the race in 1984.<ref name=Presentation>Presentation. Firenze Marathon (2009). Retrieved on 2009-12-02.</ref> The competition's first course was about a kilometre short of the true marathon distance, and it was increased for all subsequent editions.<ref name=ARRS>Civai, Franco (2008-12-26). Firenze Marathon. Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 2009-11-30.</ref> The course, which was created in 2011, starts at the Lungarno Pecori Giraldi and finishes in Piazza Santa Croce. It passes through much of Florence's historical town centre, with architecture dating from the 13th century, including: Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, and the Basilica of Santa Croce.<ref name=Presentation/>

From 2001 through 2010, the course began at Piazzale Michelangelo and had a zigzagging path through the centre The bends and cobblestone roads made for a particularly difficult marathon and this led to the change in 2011 for an easier, faster race.<Ref>The Course of XXVI Firenze Marathon. Firenze Marathon (2009). Retrieved on 2009-12-02.</ref> An AIMS-certified course, it was ineligible for world records due to an overall net drop of 75 m from 2001 to 2009, but the current course is now eligible.<ref name=ARRS/>

Italians form the bulk of the runners, while France, Germany and the United Kingdom are usually the next most represented nationalities in the field. From 2005 to 2009, the competition was annually broadcast live for three hours on the state-owned Rai Tre channel.<ref name=Presentation/> The race is among Italy's most prominent – it was selected to be the national championship marathon race for the first time in 2003.<ref name=ARRS/> The current course record holders are James Kutto, who set the men's record of 2:08:41 in 2006, and Helena Javornik, who ran 2:28:15 in 2002 to set the women's record.

Past winners

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The Piazza della Signoria is one of many Florentine squares along the course of the marathon.
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Kenyan runner Alice Chelangat won the women's race in 2005.

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Edition Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
I 1984 Template:Flagathlete 2:15:23 Template:Flagathlete 2:32:53
II 1985 Template:Flagathlete 2:17:44 Template:Flagathlete 2:44:32
III 1986 Template:Flagathlete 2:15:37 Template:Flagathlete 2:39:35
IV 1987 Template:Flagathlete 2:16:33 Template:Flagathlete 2:33:23
V 1988 Template:Flagathlete 2:15:51 Template:Flagathlete 2:43:14
VI 1989 Template:Flagathlete 2:16:48 Template:Flagathlete 2:39:45
VII 1990 Template:Flagathlete 2:18:57 Template:Flagathlete 2:44:23
VIII 1991 Template:Flagathlete 2:16:33 Template:Flagathlete 2:35:37
IX 1992 Template:Flagathlete 2:19:12 Template:Flagathlete 2:50:34
X 1993 Template:Flagathlete 2:16:39 Template:Flagathlete 2:42:24
XI 1994 Template:Flagathlete 2:14:03 Template:Flagathlete 2:41:34
XII 1995 Template:Flagathlete 2:15:36 Template:Flagathlete 2:40:08
XIII 1996 Template:Flagathlete 2:15:04 Template:Flagathlete 2:33:51
XIV 1997 Template:Flagathlete 2:14:27 Template:Flagathlete 2:47:00
XV 1998 Template:Flagathlete 2:16:39 Template:Flagathlete 2:44:16
XVI 1999 Template:Flagathlete 2:11:51 Template:Flagathlete 2:38:28
XVII 2000 Template:Flagathlete 2:14:11 Template:Flagathlete 2:32:18
XVIII 2001 Template:Flagathlete 2:10:38 Template:Flagathlete 2:32:26
XIX 2002 Template:Flagathlete 2:11:15 Template:Flagathlete 2:28:15
XX 2003 Template:Flagathlete 2:15:54 Template:Flagathlete 2:34:40
XXI 2004 Template:Flagathlete 2:11:34 Template:Flagathlete 2:29:11
XXII 2005 Template:Flagathlete 2:11:27 Template:Flagathlete 2:30:46
XXIII 2006 Template:Flagathlete 2:08:41 Template:Flagathlete 2:34:52
XXIV 2007 Template:Flagathlete 2:12:50 Template:Flagathlete 2:33:14
XXV 2008 Template:Flagathlete 2:12:37 Template:Flagathlete 2:34:13
XXVI 2009 Template:Flagathlete 2:11:21 Template:Flagathlete 2:35:41
XXVII 2010 Template:Flagathlete 2:12:41 Template:Flagathlete 2:28:58
XXVIII 2011 Template:Flagathlete 2:09:52 Template:Flagathlete 2:31:36
XXIX 2012 Template:Flagathlete 2:09:59 Template:Flagathlete 2:30:08
XXX 2013 Template:Flagathlete 2:09:14 Template:Flagathlete 2:30:37

By country

Country Men's race Women's race Total
Template:ITA 9 11 20
Template:KEN 10 2 12
Template:ETH 3 3 6
Template:ENG 2 4 6
Template:BRA 2 0 2
Template:HUN 0 2 2
Template:SCO 1 1 2
Template:SLO 1 1 2
Template:ALG 1 0 1
Template:AUT 0 1 1
Template:BEL 0 1 1
Template:CZE 0 1 1
Template:NOR 0 1 1
Template:RUS 0 1 1
Template:UKR 1 0 1

Participation

Number of race finishers
Year Men Women Total
2012 6577 1194 7771
2011 5924 1004 6928
2010 6611 1179 7790
2009 7025 1182 8207
2008 6181 1022 7203
2007 5356 931 6287
2006 5289 981 6270
2005 4201 679 4880
2004 3486 520 4006
2003 3428 561 3989
2002 2851 404 3255
2001 2351 291 2642
2000 2242 239 2481
1999 2055 186 2241
1998 2116 161 2277
1997 2170 194 2364
1996 2292 181 2473
1995 2166 145 2311
1994 1955 129 2084
1993 1470 78 1548
1992 1233 52 1285
1991 1022 45 1067
1990 1018 39 1057
1989 1127 43 1170
1988 1119 38 1157
1987 1247 50 1297
1986 1180 45 1225
1985 822 37 859
1984 448 14 462
  • All statistics taken from the Association of Road Racing Statisticians.<ref name=ARRS/>

References

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External links

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