Paavo Nurmi Marathon

Turku FIN

Race Winners (22 runnings)
29 Jun 2013 2:40:04 Jyrki Kukko (FIN) 2:55:06 Elina Junnila-2
01 Jul 2012 2:41:38 Janne Klasila-5

3:15:57

Laura (Tomminen) Nieminen-2
02 Jul 2011 2:49:54 Janne Klasila-4

3:31:35

Elina Junnila (FIN)
03 Jul 2010 2:50:39 Janne Klasila-3

3:21:31

Laura (Tomminen) Nieminen (FIN)
27 Jun 2009 2:47:59 Janne Klasila-2

3:02:31

Pauliina Tommola-4
28 Jun 2008 2:47:01 Janne Klasila (FIN)

3:02:36

Pauliina Tommola-3

30 Jun 2007

2:44:57.1

David Kanyari (KEN)

3:01:10.8

Pauliina Tommola-2

01 Jul 2006

2:53:37

Emil Söderlund (FIN)

3:09:15

Pauliina Tommola (FIN)

02 Jul 2005

2:41:14

Reimar Hartikainen (SWE)

3:18:55

Kaarina Lilja (FIN)

04 Jul 2004

2:24:22

Petri Saavalainen (FIN) (nc)

2:55:38

Marjaana Lahti (FIN) (nc)

29 Jun 2003

2:28:58

Dainius Saucikovas (LTU)

3:16:43

Eija Apunen (FIN)

30 Jun 2002

2:38:31

Teppo Ronkainen (FIN)

3:25:25

Merianni Varjo (FIN)

01 Jul 2001

2:46:01

Markus Salo (FIN)

3:14:34

Minna Tiihonen (FIN)

09 Jul 2000

2:23:46

Joseph Mutinda (KEN)

2:45:55

Tatyana Maslova (RUS)

04 Jul 1999

2:20:19

William Musyoki (KEN)

2:59:56

Tatyana Mironova (RUS)

05 Jul 1998

2:21:12

Cephas Matafi-2

2:54:43

Hiroi Kazama (JPN)

06 Jul 1997

2:20:14

Cephas Matafi (ZIM)

2:51:19

Nadezhda Efremova (RUS)

07 Jul 1996

2:22:45

Emanuel Sarwatt (TAN)

2:45:35

Larissa Malikova (RUS)

02 Jul 1995

2:19:32

Nikolay Kolesnikov (RUS)

2:37:22

Olga Yudenkova (BLR)

03 Jul 1994

2:18:58

Noriaki Kiguchi (JPN)

2:43:48

Svetlana Netchaeva (RUS)

25 Jul 1993

2:22:15

Pawel Tarasiuk-2

2:53:39

Anita Liepina (LAT)

26 Jul 1992

2:21:16

Pawel Tarasiuk (POL)

2:44:02

Marina Ivanova (RUS)
Note: 1992 was the inaugural year.

(nc) => national championship

Most Wins (1992-date)

Men

5

Janne Klasila (FIN) 2008-12

Women

4

Pauliina Tommola (FIN) 2006-9


Prize Money
(ADR qualified runners)

Year        Men      Women      Total
1999       $865        n/a       $865
1998        n/a        n/a        n/a      
1997      1,470        n/a      1,470
1996      2,100      1,500      3,600
Sums     $4,435     $1,500     $5,935

Race Time Bias
Insufficient data to calculate the race time bias.

Competitive Level (1990-date)
Insufficient data to calculate the competitive level.

Quality Performances

Men
<2:18       1
<2:20       2

Women 
<2:38       1
<2:40       1
<2:42       1
<2:44       3
<2:46       7
<2:48       7
<2:50       7

Turku has a long history of marathons, dating back to 1910. The pre-World War II races appear to have been one-time events and altho they are listed together, they do not represent a series. The Turku Marathon consists of two sub-series which form a natural series (no gaps and same time of year).


Early marathons in Turku

12 Aug 1945

2:43:21

Mikko Hietanen (FIN)

31 Jul 1931

2:41:12

Martti Marttelin (FIN)

14 Sep 1919

2:33:04

Taavetti Kolehmainen (FIN)

14 Sep 1916

2:33:22

Lauri Halonen (FIN)

05 Sep 1915

2:46:03

Matti Leminen (FIN)

31 Aug 1913

2:44:36

Jakub Westberg (SWE)

03 Aug 1913

2:55:07

Arne Kallberg (FIN)

16 Sep 1912

2:46:32

Hjalmar Dahlberg (SWE)

02 Oct 1910

3:16:18

Fabian Liesinen (FIN)
Notes: The 1912 and 1916 distances were probably close to 40 km.  The 1913 distance was 40.2 km, 1919 distance was 40 km.  The 1945 race was the Finnish championship.


Turku Marathon (39 runnings)

28 Sep 1986

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n/a

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n/a

22 Sep 1985

2:23:00

Erkki Halkivaha-2

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n/a

23 Sep 1984

2:27:05

Erkki Halkivaha (FIN)

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n/a

25 Sep 1983

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n/a

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n/a

26 Sep 1982

2:17:20

Esa Liedes (FIN)

2:50:24

Sirkku Kumpulainen (FIN)

20 Sep 1981

2:29:40

Jari Nieminen (FIN)

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n/a

21 Sep 1980

2:30:44

Ari Mustala (FIN)

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n/a

23 Sep 1979

2:32:11

Aimo Skukin-2

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n/a

24 Sep 1978

2:25:19.8

Aimo Skukin (FIN)

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n/a

25 Sep 1977

2:19:42

Reino Paukkonen (FIN)

3:29:40

Liisa Hietanen-2

26 Sep 1976

2:23:36.2

Lars-Erik Staffans (SWE)

3:37:34

Liisa Hietanen (FIN)

21 Sep 1975

2:16:29.0

Aarno Ristimäki (FIN)

3:37:23

Marja Repo (FIN)

29 Sep 1974

2:12:10.6

Pekka Päivärinta-2

3:24:58

Margareta Lundqvist (SWE)

07 Oct 1973

2:22:57

Pekka Päivärinta (FIN)

3:44:53

Taina Syrjälä (FIN)

01 Oct 1972

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n/a

03 Oct 1971

2:24:36.0

Terho Miettinen-4

27 Sep 1970

2:22:49.4

Kalle Hakkarainen (FIN)

28 Sep 1969

2:29:16.6

Terho Miettinen-3

29 Sep 1968

2:26:23.8

Anssi Joutsenlahti (FIN)

08 Oct 1967

2:30:52.4

Ensio Tanninen (FIN)

02 Oct 1966

2:23:14.2

Tenho Salakka-3

03 Oct 1965

2:27:25.6

Bruno Holmroos (FIN)

20 Sep 1964

2:25:06.6

Tenho Salakka-2

06 Oct 1963

2:24:12.4

Terho Miettinen-2

07 Oct 1962

2:25:29.0

Tenho Salakka (FIN)

17 Sep 1961

2:33:58.2

Terho Miettinen (FIN)

02 Oct 1960

2:34:39.6

Ilmo Suikkanen (FIN)

05 Oct 1959

2:26:20.4

Olavi Manninen (FIN)

05 Oct 1958

2:24:35

Veikko Karvonen-4

25 Aug 1957

2:25:37.8

Eino Oksanen (FIN)

1956

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n/a

25 Sep 1955

2:38:54

Eino Jarvinen (FIN)

03 Oct 1954

2:26:41.6

Veikko Karvonen-3

04 Oct 1953

2:18:34.8

James Peters (ENG)

05 Oct 1952

2:25:19.2

Veikko Karvonen-2

30 Sep 1951

2:30:52.8

Erkki Puolakka (FIN)

01 Oct 1950

2:32:44.8

Veikko Karvonen (FIN)

02 Oct 1949

2:28:39.4

Salomon Könönen (FIN)

10 Oct 1948

2:26:04.8

Paavo Laine (FIN)
Note: 1948 was the inaugural year. The 1948 course was roughly 40.2 km. This race was sponsored by the Turun Sanomat daily newspaper for 1948-1972 was was known as the Turku Marathon. In 1973, the race was moved to Ruissalo Park (near Turku) and was known as the Ruissalo Marathon.

Most Wins (1948-1986)

Men

4

Veikko Karvonen (FIN) 1950,1952,1954,1958
. Terho Miettinen (FIN) 1961,1963,1969,1971

Women
No woman has won more than once, according to available information.
 

Quality Performances

Men
<2:13       1
<2:14       1
<2:15       1
<2:16       1
<2:17       2
<2:18       2
<2:19       3
<2:20       4

Women 
None under 2:50

Artturin Marathon (10 runnings)

03 Apr 1977

2:19:15.6

Aarno Ristimäki (FIN)

1976

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n/a

31 Mar 1975

2:14:17.4

Pekka Päivärinta-4

07 Apr 1974

2:16:47

Pekka Päivärinta-3

01 Apr 1973

2:17:18

Pekka Päivärinta-2

02 Apr 1972

2:15:15.0

Pekka Tiihonen (FIN)

04 Apr 1971

2:19:42.8

Pekka Päivärinta (FIN)

30 Mar 1970

2:22:49.0

Pentti Rummakko-2

30 Mar 1969

2:34:10.8

Kalevi Ihatsi (FIN)

16 Mar 1968

2:25:52.4

Pentti Rummakko (FIN)
Note: 1968 was the inaugural year. This marathon was dedicated to Arthur Lydiard.


Un-named spring marathon

27 Apr 1986

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n/a

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n/a

28 Apr 1985

2:43:14

Sulo Äikäs-2

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n/a

29 Apr 1984

2:49:49

Sulo Äikäs (FIN)

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n/a

14 May 1983

2:32:54

Markku Järnbäck (FIN)

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n/a


Last Updated on 02 Jul 2013

Contributors: Matti Hannus, Seppo Martiskainen, Franco Civai (10), Klaas Loonstra (35), Juraj Gasparovic (2), Mikko Nieminen (12), Andy Milroy (6), Risto Karasmaa