The Eindhoven Marathon is a marathon in Eindhoven, which is held every two years since 1982 and annually since 1990 in October. With over 1000 runners reaching the goal, he is after the Rotterdam Marathon and the Amsterdam Marathon is the third largest marathon in the Netherlands. During the event, a marathon relay, half marathon and a 6- kilometer run and a 3- kilometer run for children will be held.
The Eindhoven Marathon, he had already been held twice in 1959 and 1960 under the name Lichtstad Marathon, in 1960 as a Dutch championship. At that time, only men were allowed to start. The number of participants ranged between 50 and 60 runners. Then rested the event for 22 years.
1982 Eindhoven Marathon on the occasion of the 750th anniversary of the city was revived. Women could now start. Although planned as a one-time event, he was discharged in the wake published every two years since 1990 and every year. The number of participants increased steadily. 2010 Eindhoven Marathon already came to a total of about 18,500 participants in all competitions.
In the years 1997 to 2000 and 2008, the Dutch Marathon Championships were held as part of the Eindhoven Marathon.
The route is a flat, surveyed according to the guidelines of IAAF and AIMS circular route through the city of Eindhoven, which is passed twice by the half- marathon runners and even of the marathon runners.
The start is on the Emmasingel at the feet of the tower De Admirant. First, the path describes an arc across the northern and western part of the city counterclockwise. After 14 km the Philips stadium of PSV Eindhoven is happening. The last quarter consists of a loop around the city center, which leads over the Tongelresestraat that Parklaan that Dommelstraat, the market and the Stratumseind . Destination will be on the whale near the Stadhuis.
- Men: 2:05:46 h, Dickson Kiptolo Chumba (KEN ), 2012
- Women: 2:24:33 h, Georgina Rono (KEN ), 2011
List of winners
Source for results before 2006: ARRS, Eindhoven Dagblad, Losse Veter
So far, the Dutch champions were seven times determined in the context of the Eindhoven Marathon.