|Mexico City Marathon|
Runners at the 2018 edition of the race.
|Date||late August or early September|
Titus Ekiru 2:10:38
Gladys Tejeda 2:36:16
The Mexico City Marathon (Spanish: Maratón Internacional de la Ciudad de México) is an annual road running event over the marathon distance 42.19 kilometres (26.22 mi) which is held on the streets of Mexico City in late August or early September that in 2018 received IAAF Gold Label Status. 
The race was established in 1983 at a time of growing interest in marathons in the country – the Independencia Marathon had been launched three years earlier and the Monterrey Marathon had been run over the full distance in 1982. The winner of the first women's race, María del Carmen Cárdenas, later became one of the first female Olympic marathon runners for Mexico. The competition was mostly national in nature until the turn of the 21st century, when more elite international runners began to compete, and win, at the race. Eileen Claugus of the United States was the first foreign winner in 1987, and Ethiopia's Tesfaye Tafa became the first male foreign winner two years later. Since 2002 only one Mexican man has won the race, though Mexican women have remained competitive in their category.
The men's course record for the event is held by Kenyan. Hillary Kimaiyo Kipchirchir won in a record time of 2:12:10 hours in 2010, while the women's course record for the event is held by Peruvian. Gladys Tejeda's time of 2:36:16 hours in 2017. The most successful athlete of the competition is María del Carmen Díaz, who took four wins from 1993 to 1997. Course record holder Hillary Kimaiyo Kipchirchir is the most successful man, with three wins to his name. Alene Shewarge Amara and Patricia Jardon also have won the race on three occasions.
The event features several races, besides the elite marathon, including a marathon road bicycle race. The marathon running event itself declares several winners other than the elite race, based on age category and also disability. At the 2015 edition some 35,000 people took part in the event, coming from 60 countries.
The start point of the race is near Hemiciclo a Juárez in Alameda Central. The course takes a south to north loop on Paseo de la Reforma then follows another loop back, passing Torre Mayor twice. The final part of the race follows Avenida de los Insurgentes westwards to reach the end-point at Estadio Olímpico Universitario. The course overall is slightly uphill with a total rise of around 65 metres. It is largely flat at the beginning, has a hilly section between 10 km and 25 km and ends with an incline in the final ten kilometres.
Key: Course record
|Edition||Year||Men's winner||Time (h:m:s)||Women's winner||Time (h:m:s)|
|1st||1983||Casimiro Reyes (MEX)||2:29:35||María del Carmen Cárdenas (MEX)||3:05:09|
|2nd||1984||Gerardo Alcalá (MEX)||2:23:35||Maricela Fuentes (MEX)||2:49:37|
|3rd||1985||Manuel Vera (MEX)||2:22:37||Maricela Fuentes (MEX)||2:51:08|
|4th||1986||Manuel Garcia Perez (MEX)||2:20:03||María del Carmen Cárdenas (MEX)||2:42:25|
|5th||1987||Rodolfo Gómez (MEX)||2:18:50||Eileen Claugus (USA)||2:46:30|
|6th||1988||Salvador García (MEX)||2:19:02||Gloria Ramirez (MEX)||2:47:10|
|7th||1989||Tesfaye Tafa (ETH)||2:17:54||Flora Moreno (MEX)||2:44:34|
|8th||1990||Graciano Gonzalez (MEX)||2:19:49||Flora Moreno (MEX)||2:44:48|
|9th||1991||Inocencio Miranda (MEX)||2:18:53||Aurelia de Jesús (MEX)||2:46:19|
|10th||1992||Gumercindo Olmedo (MEX)||2:19:25||Petra Guevara (MEX)||2:46:23|
|11th||1993||Dionicio Cerón (MEX)||2:14:47||María del Carmen Díaz (MEX)||2:43:16|
|12th||1994||Gumercindo Olmedo (MEX)||2:16:47||Emma Cabrera (MEX)||2:44:49|
|13th||1995||Jose Esquivel (MEX)||2:18:44||María del Carmen Díaz (MEX)||2:48:45|
|14th||1996||Juan Gonzalez (MEX)||2:20:14||María del Carmen Díaz (MEX)||2:41:47|
|15th||1997||Benjamín Paredes (MEX)||2:17:14||María del Carmen Díaz (MEX)||2:39:07|
|16th||1998||Simon Biwott (KEN)||2:16:48||María Elena Reyna (MEX)||2:42:55|
|17th||1999||Eliud Kering (KEN)||2:17:55||María Elena Reyna (MEX)||2:51:15+ [nb]|
|18th||2000||Enrique Montiel (MEX)||2:16:10||Patricia Jardón (MEX)||2:41:50|
|19th||2001||Alejandro Villanueva (MEX)||2:17:19||Patricia Jardón (MEX)||2:39:41|
|20th||2002||Enos Kibet (KEN)||2:13:44||Patricia Jardón (MEX)||2:42:43|
|21st||2003||George Okworo (KEN)||2:18:11||Dulce María Rodríguez (MEX)||2:40:58|
|22nd||2004||Philip Metto (KEN)||2:18:12||Albina Gallyamova (RUS)||2:43:17|
|23rd||2005||Reuben Chesang (KEN)||2:19:35||Alicia Rodríguez (MEX)||2:42:31|
|24th||2006||Christopher Kipyego (KEN)||2:17:23||Estela Xolaltengo (MEX)||2:40:02|
|25th||2007||Hillary Kipchirchir (KEN)||2:16:06||Anne Jelegat (KEN)||2:38:25|
|26th||2008||Hillary Kipchirchir (KEN)||2:13:05||Paula Apolonio (MEX)||2:40:26|
|27th||2009||Edilberto Méndez (MEX)||2:21:34||Isabel Orellana (MEX)||2:54:06|
|28th||2010||Hillary Kipchirchir (KEN)||2:12:10||Karina Pérez (MEX)||2:39:42|
|29th||2011||Isaac Kemboi (KEN)||2:14:23||Rose Jebet (KEN)||2:39:08|
|30th||2012||Peter Nkaya (KEN)||2:15:54||Shewarge Amare (ETH)||2:39:51|
|31st||2013||Raúl Pacheco (PER)||2:16:56||Gladys Tejeda (PER)||2:37:34|
|32nd||2014||Raúl Pacheco (PER)||2:18:29||Shewarge Amare (ETH)||2:41:21|
|33rd||2015||Daniel Derese (ETH)||2:19:24||Shewarge Amare (ETH)||2:41:08|
|34th||2016||Emmanuel Mnangat (KEN)||2:19:32||Diana Lobačevskė (LIT)||2:40:32|
|35th||2017||Fikadu Kebede (ETH)||2:17:28||Gladys Tejeda (PER)||2:36:16|
|36th||2018||Titus Ekiru (KEN)||2:10:38||Etaferahu Woda (KEN)||2:40:10|
- nb The 1999 women's race was too long due to a course error, with the athletes running an additional 3 km or so.
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