Pittsburgh Marathon

Pittsburgh Marathon
Pittsburgh Marathon
The Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Logo
Date First Sunday in May
Location Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Event type Road
Distance Marathon, Half Marathon
Established May 5, 1985
Course records 2:10:24
Official site pittsburghmarathon.com

The Pittsburgh Marathon is a foot race (marathon) covering 42.195 kilometres (26.219 mi) held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the United States. The race was held annually from 1985–2003 (most recently as the UPMC/City of Pittsburgh Marathon), and was revived in 2009 as the "Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon."[1]

The 1988 and 2000 races were USA Olympic Trials for women and men, that were held separately from the regular event although both were held over the same course.



Runners in the 2011 Marathon traverse Baum Boulevard in Friendship.

In the past, the course wound through the hilly topography of the city and usually started at the intersection of Butler Street and Baker Street (although it was later changed on several occasions to different starting locations), and ended at Point State Park in Downtown Pittsburgh. As of 2009, however, the race begins on Smallman Street and ends at the David Lawrence Convention Center. Numerous other Pittsburgh neighborhoods are along the route, including the South Side, Oakland, Shadyside, East Liberty, Highland Park, Bloomfield, Lawrenceville, the Strip District, and the North Shore.

2011 Marathon runners pass through Friendship's Negley Avenue.

The 2009 race had the largest field in the history of the race. Registration for 2009 closed with 3,500 entrants in the full marathon, 3,500 entrants in the half marathon, and 2,000 entrants in the marathon relay.

The Pittsburgh Marathon hosted the United States Olympic Marathon Trials for men 2000 and the US Olympic Trials for women in 1988. In addition, it has served as the site for the United States men's national championship three times, the National Wheelchair Championship in 1986, as well as the Olympic Marathon Trials for both Finland and Denmark in the 1980s.[2]

Past winners

Key:       Course record       American championship race

Edition Year Men's Winner Time
Women's Winner Time
21st 02-05-2010  Kipyegon Kirui (KEN) 2:17:12  Elena Vinitskaya (BLR) 2:42:34
20th 03-05-2009  Kassahun Kabiso (ETH) 2:22:51  Kristin Price (USA) 2:36:33
Race not held from 2004 to 2008
19th 04-05-2003  Juan Camacho (MEX) 2:12:05  Lyudmila Korchagina (RUS) 2:29:53
18th 05-05-2002  Reuben Chesang (KEN) 2:14:53  Magdalena Lewy (USA) 2:36:48
17th 06-05-2001  Elly Rono (KEN) 2:17:15  Wioletta Kryza (POL) 2:34:16
16th 07-05-2000  Rodney deHaven (USA) 2:15:30  Tammy Slusser (USA) 2:53:30
15th 02-05-1999  Alfredo Vigueras (USA) 2:14:20  Tatyana Titova (RUS) 2:40:00
14th 03-05-1998  Keith Brantly (USA) 2:12:31  Albina Gallyamova (RUS) 2:36:50
13th 04-05-1997  David Scudamore (USA) 2:13:48  Tatyana Titova (RUS) 2:37:41
12th 05-05-1996  Rubén Maza (VEN) 2:12:01  Tamara Karlyakova (RUS) 2:36:12
11th 07-05-1995  John Kagwe (KEN) 2:10:24  Alina Ivanova (RUS) 2:35:30
10th 01-05-1994  Abel Gisemba (KEN) 2:13:51  Tammy Slusser (USA) 2:37:14
9th 02-05-1993  Abel Gisemba (KEN) 2:16:55  Lizanne Bussières (CAN) 2:35:39
8th 03-05-1992  Jorge González (PUR) 2:17:33  Albina Gallyamova (RUS) 2:32:02
7th 05-05-1991  Herbert Steffny (GER) 2:16:21  Lynn MacDougall (USA) 2:42:45
6th 06-05-1990  Dick Hooper (IRL) 2:15:49  Conceição Ferreira (POR) 2:30:34
5th 07-05-1989  Ken Martin (USA) 2:15:28  Margaret Groos (USA) 2:32:39
4th 01-05-1988  Malcolm East (ENG) 2:19:49  Margaret Groos (USA) 2:29:50
3rd 03-05-1987  Rodolfo Gómez (MEX) 2:13:07  Sylvia Ruegger (CAN) 2:31:53
2nd 18-05-1986  Dean Matthews (USA) 2:18:17  Laura Fogli (ITA) 2:37:04
1st 05-05-1985  Ken Martin (USA) 2:12:57  Lisa Ondieki (AUS) 2:31:54


  1. ^ "Pittsburgh Marathon Is Back With New Name". WTAE-TV. May 19, 2008. http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/news/16325634/detail.html?rss=pit&psp=news. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  2. ^ Dee, Ronni (2009-02-15). [at www.associatedcontent.com/article/1479918/return_of_the_pittsburgh_marathon.html?cat=8 "Return of the Pittsburgh Marathon"]. Associated Content. at www.associatedcontent.com/article/1479918/return_of_the_pittsburgh_marathon.html?cat=8. Retrieved 2010-01-12. 

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