Marseille-Cassis International Classic


The Marseille-Cassis International Classic is an annual half marathon which follows a race from Marseille to Cassis in France during the last weekend in October. It has the silver label of the IAAF Race Label Race Events and is thus among the most successful half marathon breeds in the world. First organized by the SCO Sainte-Marguerite sports club in 1979, the event has grown to a large international competition, with around 12,000 runners competing every year. [1]The course distance of 20.308 meters slightly short of the true half marathon distance (21.097.5 m). Since 2012, the race has been shortened by 308 meters so the total distance of the race has become exactly 20 kilometers. [2] Still, the race is made more difficult by a long 327 m climb up hill-the Col de la Gineste -at the midpoint of the race, which eventually follows back to the port of Cassis. [3] The annual race is usually held in the month of October.

The race records are held by Atsedu Tsegay , who has the men ‘s record with 58:11 minutes, and Mercy Kibarus , who has the women’ s record with 1:07:58. [4]

There are also two other types of competition: first organized in 1990, the “Other Marseille-Cassis” ( The Other Marseille-Cassis in English) is a mountain hike which negotiates the Massif des Calanques area. The second complementary competition is a racewalk , launched in 2006, which seeks to celebrate the sports festival through an alternative sporting means. [5]

List of winners

Key: Record Run

Edition year Men’s winner Time ( h : m : s ) Women’s winner Time ( h : m : s )
1st 1979  Alain Angelvy  ( FRA ) 1:15:54  Fabienne Rai  ( FRA ) 1:34:45
2nd 1980  Jean-Michel Dirringer  ( FRA ) 1:07:42  Fabienne Rai  ( FRA ) 1:27:02
3rd nineteen eighty one  Jean-Pierre Louvet  ( FRA ) 1:07:56  Fabienne Rai  ( FRA ) 1:22:30
4th 1982  Jean-Pierre Louvet  ( FRA ) 1:07:56  Fabienne Rai  ( FRA ) 1:31:00
5th 1983  Christophe Jalaguier  ( FRA ) 1:07:56  P. Deneuville ( FRA ) 1:22:00
6th 1984  Jean-Pierre Louvet  ( FRA ) 1:07:37  Roseline Vastine  ( FRA ) 1:20:30
7th 1985  Tony Martins  ( FRA ) 1:08:17  Frederique Voragen  ( FRA ) 1:27:00
8th 1986  Tony Martins  ( FRA ) 1:05:45  Fabienne Rai  ( FRA ) 1:23:00
9th 1987  Nigel Adams  ( WAL ) 1:04:20  El-Hassania Darami  ( MAR ) 1:16:34
10th 1988  Michael Heilmann  ( FRG ) 1:01:52  El-Hassania Darami  ( MAR ) 1:16:49
11th 1989  Michael Heilmann  ( FRG ) 1:03:21  Ceri Pritchard  ( WAL ) 1:13:39
12th 1990  Tony Martins  ( FRA ) 1:01:29  Ceri Pritchard  ( WAL ) 1:12:57
13th 1991  Joseph Vibostok  ( TCH ) 1:03:20  Helena Barócsi  ( HUN ) 1:11:23
14th 1992  Bruno Leger  ( FRA ) 1:02:12  Olga Parluc  ( CIS ) 1:13:19
15th 1993  Sammy Bitok  ( KEN ) 1:02:55  Alena Peterková  ( CZE ) 1:12:17
16th 1994  Bernard Mvuyekure  ( BDI ) 1:01:13  Iulia Negura  ( ROU ) 1:10:32
17th 1995  Laban Chege  ( KEN ) 1:02:00  Marina Belyayeva  ( RUS ) 1:12:54
18th 1996  Laban Chege  ( KEN ) 1:00:54  Irina Kasakova  ( FRA ) 1:11:00
19Th 1997  John Gwako  ( KEN ) 1:00:27  Alla Zhilyaeva  ( RUS ) 1:10:34
20th 1998  Hendrick Ramaala  ( RSA ) 1:00:36  Ruth Kutol  ( KEN ) 1:10:33
21st 1999  Phaustin Baha Sulle  ( TAN ) 1:00:24  Berhane Adere  ( ETH ) 1:09:45
22nd 2000  David Makori  ( KEN ) 1:00:49  Susan Chepkemei  ( KEN ) 1:08:30
23rd 2001  David Makori  ( KEN ) 1:01:11  Magdaline Chemjor  ( KEN ) 1:09:52
24th 2002  James Kwambai  ( KEN ) 59:01  Banuelia Mrashani  ( TAN ) 1:08:38
25th 2003  Paul Biwott  ( KEN ) 1:00:01  Teyba Erkesso  ( ETH ) 1:10:07
26th 2004  Lawrence Kiprotich  ( KEN ) 1:02:13  Marina Ivanova  ( RUS ) 1:12:08
27th 2005  William Chebor  ( KEN ) 1:00:37  Fatiha Fauvel-Klilech  ( FRA ) 1:12:50
28th 2006  John Kyalo  ( KEN ) 1:00:36  Martha Komu  ( KEN ) 1:12:34
29th 2007  Wilson Chebet  ( KEN ) 59:24  Anne Bererwe  ( KEN ) 1:09:58
30th 2008  Wilson Chebet  ( KEN ) 1:00:00  Iness Chenonge  ( KEN ) 1:09:39
31st 2009  Dieudonné Disi  ( RWA ) 1:00:21  Meseret Mengistu  ( ETH ) 1:10:35
32nd 2010  Philemon Limo  ( KEN ) 1:01:35  Diane Chepkemoi  ( KEN ) 1:10:36
33rd 2011  Atsedu Tsegay  ( ETH ) 58:11  Lydia Cheromei  ( KEN ) 1:08:23
34th 2012  Edwin Kipyego  ( KEN ) 58:16  Mercy Kibarus  ( KEN ) 1:07:58
35th [6] 2013  Mule Wasihun  ( ETH ) 1:00:09  Josephine Chepkoech  ( KEN ) 1:10:03
36th 2014  Titus Mbishei  ( KEN ) 59:12  Peres Jepchirchir  ( KEN ) 1:10:04
37th 2015  Edwin Kipyego  ( KEN ) 57: 18 *  Peres Jepchirchir  ( KEN ) 1: 06: 01 *
38th 2016  Henry Kiplagat  ( KEN ) 59:28  Joyciline Jepkosgei  ( KEN ) 1:07:02
39th 2017  Jemal Yimer  ( ETH ) 59:16  Edith Chelimo  ( KEN ) 1:05:58
  • All winners information taken from official website [5]
  • (*) Race records not valid due to race shortened by about 400 meters in the days before the race.

References 

  1. Jump up^ Vazel, PJ (2008-10-24). Can Disi, fastest in the field, wrest title from Kenyans in Marseille? . IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-10-22.
  2. Jump up^ Course map without the additional 308 metersMarseille-Cassis. Retrieved on 2015-8-14.
  3. Jump up^ Vazel, PJ (2009-10-22). Disi, the favorite pre-race in Marseille – PREVIEW. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-10-22.
  4. Jump up^ Vazel, Pierre-Jean (2011-10-30). Tsegay and Cheromei crush race records in Marseille-Cassis Classic. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
  5. ^ Jump up to:b History Once upon a time … Archived 2009-04-16 at the Wayback Machine . (in French) . Marseille-Cassis. Retrieved on 2009-10-22.
  6. Jump up^ Vazel, Pierre-Jean (2013-10-27). Chepkoech and Wasihum win tactical races at Marseille-Cassis 20km. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-10-28.

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