The Hamburg Marathon (since July 12, 2010 officially " Haspa Marathon Hamburg " ) is a major German road and cross-country race, which takes place every year usually on the last or next to last Sunday in April, in Hamburg. Is organized by the Hamburg Athletic Association since the inaugural tournament in 1986. A few years (until 1996 ) was founded ( the now dismantled hanse Marathon Hamburg eV) for the event specially a sponsoring organization. Race Director up to and including 2011 was Wolfram Götz. In early 2007 the license rights were sold for the years 2008 to 2012 to the Act Agency GmbH, but the contract is terminated prematurely in July 2011 and again withdrawn from the event itself HLV. In 2009 and again in 2013 has been classified as " Gold Label Road Race" run by the IAAF. Between 1998 and 2005 there was next to the marathon for runners and wheelchair users an additional inline skaters Competition. It shall be up to a million viewers as the audience richest race in the world.

  • 4.1 List of winners


The measured according to the guidelines of DLV and AIMS round course has been changed slightly since 1986 several times. By 2008, the goal was in Karolinenstrasse. From 2008 to 2012 the start and finish were moved to the Reeperbahn and the Holy Spirit field .. Since 2013 were located start and finish in the Karolinenstraße. The formerly divided into three blocks in three roads starting in 2008 has been also combined to form a corridor between the eastern end of the Reeperbahn and the Millerntordanmm. 2013 was the start for all starter directly to the finish line. Always led the route along the Reeperbahn (2006 construction site due km 1-3 instead of the Simon-von -Utrecht -Strasse ) to the west, along the Elbe on the Palmaille by Altona back to the city center ( Jungfernstieg, Lombard bridge) and circled in a wide arch over Barmbek 's City North Ohlsdorf, Groß Borstel, Eppendorf, High air - East, Harvestehude Rotherbaum the Alster.

From 2003 to 2012, the route via the Rothenbaumchaussee led rather than Harvestehuder way .. Since 2013 work on the Harvestehuder way, the Old Raven Street and then the middle to Dammtorbahnhof.


The first Hamburg Marathon took place in 1986 with about 8,000 runners and sparked the 1977-1987 staged in Hamburg- Neugraben Southern Elbe Marathon from. The event date was 1986, and from 1989 to 1993 in May, in all other years in mid to late April. The run was originally called " hanse Marathon " or " Hamburg Marathon " and carries since 1991 the name of the title sponsor or one of its brands: "Shell Hanse Marathon " (1991 - 1997), "Shell Marathon" (1998 and 1999), " Hansaplast Marathon " (2000 - 2002), "Olympus Marathon " (2003 - 2005) and " Conergy Marathon" (2006-2008). For 2009, the marathon was first announced without a title sponsor and was called " Marathon Hamburg ". On March 31, 2009 Furniture force was introduced as the new title sponsor. The Hamburg Marathon was in 2005 with over 16,000 finishers, according to the Berlin Marathon, the second largest marathon in Germany and the tenth largest in the world. 56 runners reached in all sweeps from 1986 to 2008 is always the goal.

The Hamburg Marathon is a regular venue for the Hamburg Marathon State Championship and until 2005 also regularly Bremer Marathon Championship. 1988, 1995, 1999 and 2011 was the DLV the German championships from within the Hamburg Marathon. 2006 and 2007 ( canceled in 2008) was the German Disabled Sports Association his German Marathon Championships in Hamburg.


Track records

  • Men: 2:05:30 h, Eliud Kipchoge (KEN ), 2013
  • Women: 2:24:12 h, Netsanet Achamo (ETH ), 2012

List of winners

Source: website of the organizer, ARRS

Development of finishers Ahlen

List of winners wheelchairs

List of winners handbikers

Inline skating competition

After in 1997 the Berlin Marathon offered a race for speed skaters, there was in Hamburg for the first time in 1998 the " rapid Roller" in the program. In the first edition there were only 351 participants. The following year already started due to the German championship in the marathon 1,040 skaters. From the huge international occupied square Tristan Loy and Christoph Zschätzsch were able to sell at the end won Loy and Zschätzsch was German champion in the marathon. For women, Anne Titze won superior.

The race had established itself in the scene and from then on were always top runners from the USA, France and Denmark and Belgium at the start. 2001 drove the winner with the new folding skates, but this technical novelty could not prevail. Also, the superficial handling of the skaters showed: Normally, the women started from a different starting block than men, some top runners but was wrongly assigned by the organizer of the starting block of the men. Despite the simultaneous launch these runners benefited from the lee of the men. Then when these women came to the finish before the actual top group of ladies, they were disqualified by the organizer.

Reached its climax in the skater Marathon 2002. Besides the record number of 2,504 skaters counted the race in the Grand Prix standings for the World Cup of roller skaters, the world's highest-ranking race series. Furthermore, the European Masters Championships, the European Veterans Championships were held this year. The course record was made due to the high level and the large power density. So drove in the main draw of the men within 10 seconds 53 runner mat over time.

In 2005, the race was dropped from the schedule of the World Inline Cup (WIC ) and the first World Masters, so World Championships for seniors performed. This was also the last skater marathon as part of the Hamburg Marathon. The reason was race director Götz tungsten to the low number of participants: " After the number of skaters has been reduced to around 500, we have now removed from the program. It has no longer counted. "The light of participants decline is due to the flattening of the inline skating boom, the high entry fee, as well as other events with more interest for speed skaters.

List of winners

( Current course records highlighted in color )

The tenth

Since 1996, one day finds the Hamburg Marathon which takes a child and youth marathon, which leads over ten percent of the route of the marathon for adults ( 4.2195 km ) and therefore " The tenth " is called. The race begins and ends in the Glacischaussee. Participation is open to children from 6 to 17 years. The number of participants increased every year and exceeded 2011 for the first time the mark of 7,000 runners, which is about the number of participants, the Hamburg Marathon had at the beginning. Since 2012, the tenth is divided in three runs ( elementary school students, young people and adults for the first time ). 2013 was the start and finish - as well as for the marathon - moved to the Karolinenstraße.