Zurich Marathon 2013 exciting, cold and record-breaking! Geneva Marathon coming soon….

 

Tadesse Abraham winner of 11th Zurich Marathon

Winner of 11th Zurich Marathon Tadesse Abraham, Photo © Geoff Pegler

This Sunday 7th April the 11th Zurich Marathon and 10km City Run took place and it was one of the coldest on record with temperatures between just 3 and 6 degrees. Well done and congratulations to all who braved the chilly weather and participated. A special congratulations to the winner, Tadesse Abraham, who completed it in an amazing 2 hours 7 mins and 44.4 seconds breaking the previous record set by Viktor Röthlin.

Lisa Stublic Winner of Zurich Marathon 2013

Lisa Stublic Winner of Zurich Marathon 2013 Photo: © Geoff Pegler

Congratulations are also due to the fabulous performance by Lisa Stublic from Croatia, the female winner, for her record-breaking win! Lisa completed the Marathon in just 2hours 25 minutes and 44 seconds.

Zurich Marathon 2013 © Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

This year 8,745 people applied, 7,802 started and 7,057 were classified. There was a record 1,957 people taking part in the 10km City Run up on last year’s figures of 1,625 participants. For those completing the Marathon within the specified time limits there was a medal and a Finisher T-shirt to be had.

Zurich Marathon 2013 © Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

The 10km City Run winner was Fabian Zehnder from Wädenswil with a time of 32 minutes, 36.5 seconds and the female City Run winner was Selina Ummel with a time of 38minutes 28.8 seconds – well done to both!

Zurich Marathon 2013 © Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

If you’re dying to take part in a Swiss marathon and didn’t manage to register in time for the Zurich one – there is still time to register for the Geneva Marathon which takes place on Sunday 5th May with other races on 4th May. The Marathon distance is 42.195 km and the Half-Marathon is 21.0975 km.

Zurich Marathon 2013 © Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Unicef is also organising Junior Races in Geneva and children between the age 6-13 years old can choose to run either 1 km  to 3 km. The race is marked and supervised by members of Unicef. So why not get your kids training for the Saturday 4th of May 2013? The registration fee is CHF 15. For more information go to the website.

Zurich Marathon 2013 © Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

If you can’t make the Geneva Marathon there are lots of other marathons taking place in Switzerland this year.  This link takes you to a website with a list of all the marathons taking place in Switzerland this year.

Zurich Marathon 2013 © Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

And the next Zurich Marathon will take place on Sunday 6th April 2014 – for more information keep an eye on this website closer to the time!

12th Zurich Marathon 6th April 2014

 Photo © Geoff Pegler

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