The Xiamen International Marathon (Chinese: 厦门国际马拉松赛; pinyin: Xiàmén guójì mǎlāsōng sài) is an annual marathon race held in January in the coastal city of Xiamen in Fujian province, People's Republic of China. Every January, the first medal of marathon race around the world is awarded here. The race has become a golden name card of Xiamen, showing its splendor to the whole world. It is one of the most prominent and world-renowned marathon events. Each year, more and more people from the world take part in this event.More than 50,000 runners took part in the race in 2010. The 2013 edition featured 73,896 entrants. The Xiamen International Marathon, which began in 2003 and is deemed by the IAAF as a Gold Label Road Race, is famous for its coastal scenic course. The entire course follows the scenic sections of the coastal city.
Cut off for the marathon is 6hrs.
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Course: Xiamen International Marathon course is rewarded as one of the most beautiful courses in the world.
Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center (The Start) → Huizhan Road → South Huizhan Road → South Huandao Road → South Yunding Road (northward) → South Yunding Road (southward) → South Huandao Road → Yanwu Bridge → Lujiang Road → Retracing Point (Xiamen Shiqiao Center) → Lujiang Road → Yanwu Bridge → South Huandao Road → East Huandao Road (eastward) → East Huandao Road (westward) → North Huizhan Road → front of Huizhan Hotel → South Huizhan Road → Huizhan Road → Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center (The Finish).
The 2010 edition of the race suffered from at least 30 instances of cheating, with some runners carrying multiple timing sensors or using public transport mid-course. Judges believed this was due to students attempting to gain bonus points for their National Higher Education Entrance Examinations. Xiamen International Marathon is famous for its coastal scenic course which has been rewarded as one of the most beautiful courses in the world.