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JTBC Seoul Marathon, former Joongang Seoul Marathon

Quick facts

Location Seoul, South Korea

Distance Marathon

Date 03 November, 2020

About JTBC Seoul Marathon, former Joongang Seoul Marathon

The JoongAng Seoul Marathon is an annual footrace that takes place in Seoul, South Korea, usually in early November. First held in 1999, the race was established as a commemoration of Olympic marathon race which was held as part of the 1988 Seoul Olympics. It features a men's marathon elite race, and also has non-professional races of 10 km as well as the marathon distance. Elite international competitors are usually not invited to the women's race, thus that section tends to be a competition between Korean women only. Sponsored by JoongAng Ilbo.

Tracing a loop across Seoul, the course is generally flat, which allows for fast finishing times. It takes place in the south-east part of the city, heading into the suburbs towards Seongnam before looping back to finish in the Jamsil Olympic Stadium. The fast course has resulted in a number of sub-2:09 runs and even one sub-2:06 run in the men's race over the course's history. James Kwambai is the men's course record holder with 2:05:50 hours and is the most successful athlete at the race, having won three times consecutively from 2011 to 2013. The women's course record is 2:29:32 hours, set by national runner Lee Eun-Jung.

Practicalities

Age Limit

Anyone ages 18 years or older (must be in good health and be able to complete the race in 5 hours).

Award Medals

Awards Ceremony at the stadium (Overall winners in gun-time base) : top 3 finishers in the men's and women's Age Groups : top 3 finishers in the men's 20's / 30's / 40's / 50's / 60's / 70's. top 3 finishers in the women's 20's / 30's / 40's / 50's / 60's.

Maximum Time

The course time limit is 5 hours.

Timing

Racer recording chip.

JTBC Seoul Marathon, former Joongang Seoul Marathon Route Map

JTBC Seoul Marathon, former Joongang Seoul Marathon Route Map

Reviews (2)

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Александр Холод

Александр Холод

Reviewed 19 November, 2018

Спасибо организаторам за хорошую гонку! Понравился стартовый пакет: беговой лонгслив, бутылка, наклейки! Сервис и волонтеры - отличные! Маршрут красивый! На пунктах питания есть всё необходимое: вода...

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ross

ross

Reviewed 16 November, 2017

It was cold in the morning 1º C at 5:30 and only managed to warm to around 17º by mid day. But back to the start, I was early, before the sun rose. It was quite when I got to the stadium and they were...

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Start:

Jamsil Main Stadium

25 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Finish:

Jamsil Olympic Stadium

Jamsil Sports Complex, Seoul, South Korea

Difficulty

flat

Highlights

JoongAng Seoul Marathon will offer you an unforgettable course full of beautiful sceneries filled with various types of trees along the road. It will be a sight to remember as you start out from Seoul heading out to Sungnam.

Overview

Tracing a loop across Seoul, the course is generally flat,  It takes place in the south-east part of the city, heading into the suburbs towards Seongnam before looping back to finish in the Jamsil Main Stadium.


JTBC Seoul Marathon, former Joongang Seoul Marathon Trivia

JoongAng Seoul Marathon was established in 1999 to commemorate the 1988 Seoul Olympic and to preserve its spirit. For the past years, JoongAng Seoul Marathon was able to keep its reputation as the biggest marathon held in Korea. From starting out with just 1,300 participants in 1999, JoongAng Seoul Marathon matured rapidly to involve up to 27,000 participants in 2003.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.