Seoul International Marathon

Seoul KOR

Website: http://marathon.donga.com

Race Winners (69 runnings, 51 runnings as a marathon)
16 Mar 2014 2:06:17 Yacob Jarso Kintra (ETH) 2:27:29 Helah Kiprop Chelegat (KEN)
17 Mar 2013 2:06:59 Frankline Chepkwony (KEN) 2:25:43 Filomena Chepchirchir Mbote (KEN)
18 Mar 2012 2:06:03 James Kwambai Kipsang (KEN)

2:23:26

Feyissa Tadese Boru (ETH)
20 Mar 2011 2:09:11 Abderrahim Goumri (MAR)

2:26:51

Robe Tola Guta-2
21 Mar 2010 2:06:49 Sylvester Teimet Kimeli (KEN)

2:24:13

Amane Gobena Gemeda (ETH)
15 Mar 2009 2:07:54 Moses Kimeli Arusei (KEN)

2:25:37

Robe Tola Guta (ETH)
16 Mar 2008 2:07:32 Sammy Korir (KEN)

2:26:11

Shu-jing Zhang-2

18 Mar 2007

2:08:04

Bong-Ju Lee-2

2:23:12

Ya-nan Wei-2

12 Mar 2006

2:10:40

Gert Thys-3

2:19:51

Chun-xiu Zhou-2

13 Mar 2005

2:08:53

William Kipsang (KEN)

2:23:24

Chun-xiu Zhou (CHN)

14 Mar 2004

2:07:06

Gert Thys-2

2:26:17

Eun-Kyung Lee (KOR)

16 Mar 2003

2:08:42

Gert Thys (RSA)

2:23:18

Shu-jing Zhang (CHN)

17 Mar 2002

2:11:22

Atsushi Fujita (JPN)

2:25:06

Ya-nan Wei (CHN)

18 Mar 2001

2:11:49

Josiah Bembe (RSA)

2:32:09

Sun-Suk Yun (KOR)

19 Mar 2000

2:11:29

Nam-Kyun Chung (KOR)

2:33:06

Ko-Eun Park (KOR)

21 Mar 1999

2:11:34

Jae-Young Hyung (KOR)

2:35:11

Jung-Hee Oh (KOR)

29 Mar 1998

2:12:24

Yi-Yong Kim (KOR)

2:37:16

Mi-Ja Oh-2

16 Mar 1997

2:12:37

Abel Anton (ESP)

2:43:40

Seon-Hee Bang (KOR)

24 Mar 1996

2:08:25

Martin Fiz (ESP)

2:30:09

Mi-Ja Oh (KOR)

19 Mar 1995

2:10:58

Bong-Ju Lee (KOR)

2:38:08

Mi-Kyung Lee-2

20 Mar 1994

2:08:33

Manuel Matias (POR)

2:35:44

Mi-Kyung Lee (KOR)

21 Mar 1993

2:09:25

Wan-Ki Kim (KOR)

2:45:52

Young-Im Chung (KOR)

22 Mar 1992

2:09:30

Jae-Ryong Kim-2

2:36:44

Mi-Ok Lee-5

17 Mar 1991

2:12:34

Jae-Ryong Kim (KOR)

2:41:43

Mi-Ok Lee-4

18 Mar 1990

2:11:38

Won-Tak Kim-2

2:37:15

Mi-Ok Lee-3

1989

2:15:18

Jung-Tae Im (KOR)

2:39:27

Mi-Ok Lee-2

20 Mar 1988

2:12:41

Won-Tak Kim (KOR)

2:33:14

Mi-Ok Lee (KOR)

15 Mar 1987

2:12:21

Jong-Hee Lee (KOR)

2:41:50

Young-Ok Ahn (KOR)

16 Mar 1986

2:14:06

Jae-Sung Yoo-2

2:40:41

Mi-Kyung Kim (KOR)

17 Mar 1985

2:15:48

Jae-Sung Yoo (KOR)

2:45:06

Eun-Joo Im-4

18 Mar 1984

2:14:59

Hong-Yul Lee-2

2:39:48

Eun-Joo Im-3

20 Mar 1983

2:16:33

Hong-Nak Chae (KOR)

2:48:13

Eun-Joo Im-2

28 Mar 1982

2:16:58

Jong-Yun Kim (KOR)

3:01:50

Chun-Ja An (KOR)

1981

2:21:23.4

Hong-Yul Lee (KOR)

2:02:08

Eun-Joo Im (KOR)

23 Mar 1980

2:16:46

Susumu Sato (JPN)

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n/a

18 Mar 1979

2:17:18

Makoto Matsuzaki (JPN)

n/a

Ki-Sook Moon (KOR)

19 Mar 1978

2:17:01

Cha-Wan Kim (KOR)  

20 Mar 1977

2:18:40

Toyoichi Masuda (JPN)

21 Mar 1976

2:18:20

Won-Keun Park (KOR)

Mar 1975

2:21:09.6

Heung-Ju Moon-2

24 Mar 1974

2:16:15

Heung-Ju Moon (KOR)

25 Mar 1973

2:17:01

Cha-Wan Kim-3

24 Mar 1972

2:19:34.4

Cha-Wan Kim-2

21 Mar 1971

2:19:15.8

Je-Hyung Cho (KOR)

22 Mar 1970

2:17:34.4

Cha-Wan Kim (KOR)

Mar 1969

2:20:28

Keum-Yong Song (KOR)

15 Mar 1968

2:19:42.9

Bong-Nae Kim-3

12 Mar 1967

2:19:44

Myung-Jong Yu (KOR)

13 Mar 1966

2:19:07

Bong-Nae Kim-2

07 Mar 1965

2:21:21.6

Myung-Jung Lee (KOR)

29 Apr 1964

2:27:13.8

Chang-Hoon Lee-2

20 Apr 1963

1:21:53

Bong-Nae Kim (KOR)

1962

1:18:54

Jae-Duk Han (KOR)

1961

1:19:55

Yang-Tae Kang (KOR)

1960

1:20:17

Dae-Man Cha (KOR)

1959

1:20:12

Sang-Chul Lee (KOR)

20 Apr 1958

1:21:15

Chun-Taek Oh (KOR)

21 Apr 1957

1:20:28

Chang-Hoon Lee (KOR)

23 Apr 1956

1:21:42

Seung-Chul Han (KOR)

08 May 1955

1:23:16

Jong-Woo Im-2

18 Apr 1954

1:23:43

Jong-Woo Im KOR)

1941-1953

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not held

31 Mar 1940

1:29:02

Jung-Hyo Hyun (KOR)

21 Mar 1939

1:28:12

Young-Ryung Ji (KOR)

19 Mar 1938

1:29:09

Koan-Huang Yoo (KOR)

1937

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not held

04 Apr 1936

1:20:11

Dong-Woo Oh (KOR)

21 Mar 1935

1:22:43

Tae-Woo Lee (KOR)

21 Mar 1934

1:20:34

Jang-Choon Yoo (KOR)

21 Mar 1933

1:24:03

Ki-Jung Son (KOR)

21 Mar 1932

1:21:51

Yong-Han Byun (KOR)

21 Mar 1931

1:22:05

Eun-Bae Kim (KOR)
Note: 1931 was the inaugural year. Because the race sponsor Dong-A Ilbo (magazine) erased the Japanese national flag from the picture of Olympic winner Ki-Jung Son, Japanese military authorities suspended both the magazine and the race that was to have been held in 1937. The 1982 race was co-held with the Seoul International Marathon but separate results were kept. The Dong-A Marathon became the Dong-A International Marathon in 1994 and then the Seoul International Marathon in 2004.  The 1990 race was held in conjunction with the Asian Championships.  The men's winner in 2006, Gert Thys (RSA) was later found guilty of using norandrosterone, a banned steroid, and was disqualified.  A subsequent appeal was upheld on the grounds that the same analyst tested both of his samples, in violation of the requirement that the tests be done by two different analysts.  The men's winner in 2012, Wilson Loyanai Erupe (KEN) who ran 2:05:37, was later disqualified for doping violations

Race distances: For 1931-2 and 1934-36, the race distance was 50 ri's (about 23.3 km or 14.5 miles). For 1933, the race distance was 15 miles. For 1938-40 and 1954-63, the race distance is not known but appears to have been close to 25 km. 1983 was the first year that women were allowed to run the full marathon distance. The first year women were allowed to run was 1979 when they ran 10km. In 1981, the women ran 30km.

The race was held in Chunchon for 1992 and in Kyong-Ju for 1993-1999.


Most Wins (1931-date)

Men

4

Cha-Hwan Kim (KOR) 1970,1972-73,1978

Women

5

Mi-Ok Lee (KOR) 1988-92


Prize Money
(ADR qualified runners)

Year        Men       Women      Total
2014    $257,000    $93,500   $350,500
2013     252,000    107,500    359,500
2012     357,000    140,500    497,500
2011     177,000    127,000    304,000
2010     306,000    116,000    422,000
2009     227,000    100,500    327,500
2008     287,000     93,000    380,000
2007     232,000    103,000    335,000
....    
2004     216,500     60,000    276,500
2003     189,500     60,000    249,500
2002     137,000     57,000    194,000
2001     146,500       none    146,500
2000        none       none       none 
1999        none       none       none 
1997     146,500       none    146,500
1996     203,500       none    203,500
1995     156,500       none    156,500
1994     193,000       none    193,000
Sums  $3,484,000 $1,058,000 $4,542,000

Race Time Bias (sec/km)

Year     Men   Women
2014    +0.0     n/c
2013     n/c    -3.7
2012    -1.6    -2.3
2011    +2.7     n/c
2010    -2.9    -1.2
2009    -1.9     n/c
2008    -2.3    +0.0
2007    -0.7     n/c
2006    -1.6     n/c
2005    -1.2    -1.5
2004    -3.5     n/c
2003    -4.8     n/c
2002    +0.9     n/c
2001    -3.0     n/c
2000    +0.3     n/c
....
1997    +0.9     n/c
1996    -1.9     n/c
1995    -0.9     n/c
1994    -3.2     n/c
Avgs    -1.4    -1.7

Competitive Level (1990-date)
Year     Men   Women
2014     676     571
2013     617     576
2012     685     567
2011     660     492
2010     487     681
2009     529     478
2008     522     547
2007     616     352
2006     575     464
2005     682     626
2004     594     513
2003     627     521
2002     515     n/c
2001     511     219
2000     381     n/c
....
1997     730     n/c
1996     643     n/c
1995     592     n/c
1994     595     n/c

Quality Performances

Men
<2:07       9
<2:08      24
<2:09      45
<2:10      60
<2:11      82
<2:12     120
<2:13     169
<2:14     208
<2:15     249
<2:16     278
<2:17     328
<2:18     376
<2:19     423
<2:20     473

Women
<2:20       1
<2:22       1
<2:24       5
<2:26      14
<2:28      26
<2:30      43
<2:32      57
<2:34      83
<2:36     104
<2:38     133
<2:40     159
<2:42     181
<2:44     194
<2:46     211
<2:48     231
<2:50     245

Last Updated on 19 Aug 2014

Contributors: Mirko Jalava, Andy Milroy (2), Malcolm Heyworth, Frieda Michiels, Shigenobu Ota (14), Juraj Gasparovic (7), Francois Lorange (15)