Detroit Free Press Marathon

Detroit MI/USA

Website: www.freepmarathon.com

Race Winners (54 runnings)
16 Oct 2016 2:19:20 Alan Peterson (MI/USA) 2:43:54 Lyudmila Korchagina (ON/CAN)
18 Oct 2015 2:20:22 Zachary Ornelas-2 2:41:40 Lyubov Denisova-3
19 Oct 2014 2:24:54 Michael Andersen (MI/USA) 2:45:52 Courtney Brewis (MI/USA)
20 Oct 2013 2:20:11 Zachary Ornelas (MI/USA) 2:44:53 Lyubov Denisova-2
21 Oct 2012 2:25:26 Vyacheslav Shabunin (RUS) 2:46:33 Lyubov Denisova (RUS)
16 Oct 2011 2:28:22 Derek Nakluski (ON/CAN)

2:44:09

Wioletta Kryza-2
17 Oct 2010 2:28:30 Jordan Desilets (MI/USA)

2:52:14

Paula Keating (NB/CAN)
18 Oct 2009 2:20:24 Nicholas Stanko (MI/USA)

2:57:10

Sarah Plaxton (MI/USA)
19 Oct 2008 2:16:44 David Ngeny Cheruiyot (KEN)

2:40:17

Tatyana Belovol (UKR)

21 Oct 2007

2:15:15

Christopher Toroitich (KEN)

2:34:50

Anzhelika Averkova (UKR)

29 Oct 2006

2:18:22

Josephat Ongeri (KEN)

2:41:26

Elena Orlova-2

23 Oct 2005

2:14:59

Andrey Gordayev (BLR)

2:40:46

Wioletta Kryza (POL)

24 Oct 2004

2:19:15

Joseph Ndiritu (KEN)

2:34:16

Elena Orlova (RUS)

05 Oct 2003

2:19:27

Hilary Lelei (KEN)

2:46:59

Elvira Kolpakova (RUS)

06 Oct 2002

2:19:14

John Kariuki (KEN)

2:43:22

Angela Strange (CAN)

21 Oct 2001

2:17:49

Jacob Kirwa (KEN)

2:52:16

Lupe Hegan (CO/USA)

15 Oct 2000

2:24:47

Joseph Maina (KEN)

2:54:30

Lisa Veneziano (OH/USA)

17 Oct 1999

2:18:27

Fred Kieser (USA)

2:43:58

Irina Kramova (RUS)

18 Oct 1998

2:18:51

Zithulele Sinqe (RSA)

2:45:06

Tatyana Maslova (RUS)

19 Oct 1997

2:15:50

Brad Hudson (USA)

2:39:59

Lyubov Klochko (UKR)

20 Oct 1996

2:20:50

Michael Dudley (MI/USA)

2:43:36

Cindy Keeler-2

15 Oct 1995

2:18:11

Michael McGowan (CAN)

2:38:36

Ann Boyd (USA)

16 Oct 1994

2:21:24

Donald Johns (USA)

2:34:55

May Allison (CAN)

17 Oct 1993

2:19:53

Peter Maher (CAN)

2:43:07

Amy Manson (USA)

18 Oct 1992

2:19:25

Doug Kurtis-6

2:45:21

Karen Blackford-4

20 Oct 1991

2:18:36

Doug Kurtis-5

2:42:49

Ella Willis-4

21 Oct 1990

2:19:36

Doug Kurtis-4

2:44:56

Barbara Remmers (USA)

22 Oct 1989

2:17:24

Doug Kurtis-3

2:38:22

Ella Willis-3

16 Oct 1988

2:20:14

Doug Kurtis-2

2:41:49

Ella Willis-2

18 Oct 1987

2:18:03

Doug Kurtis (USA)

2:47:25

Christine Iwahashi (CA/USA)

19 Oct 1986

2:17:24

Ahmed Mohamed Ismail (SOM)

2:47:58

Pat Wassik-Hinson (USA)

13 Oct 1985

2:23:58

Tim Fox (USA)

2:51:49

Elizabeth Watch (USA)

14 Oct 1984

2:23:40

Loren Bandt (USA)

2:43:00

Karen Blackford-3

09 Oct 1983

2:16:10

David Olds (USA)

2:46:22

Cindy Keeler (OH/USA)

03 Oct 1982

2:17:41

David Hinz (USA)

2:45:05

Karen Blackford-2

11 Oct 1981

2:15:47

Mike McGuire (USA)

2:48:40

Maureen Griffiths (CAN)

19 Oct 1980

2:13:07

Greg Meyer (USA)

2:49:17

Debbie Froehlich (USA)

14 Oct 1979

2:15:42

Gordon Minty-2

2:44:29

Karen Blackford (USA)

21 Oct 1978

2:17:37

Robert McOmber-2

2:55:51

Erma Tranter (USA)

23 Oct 1977

2:23:37

Robert McOmber (USA)

2:55:59

Ann Forshee (MI/USA)

24 Oct 1976

2:17:49

Gordon Minty (ENG)

3:00:41

Alexa Kraft (USA)

26 Oct 1975

2:21:06

Bill Stewart (USA)

3:13:51

Ella Willis (MI/USA)

27 Oct 1974

2:25:29

Ed Griffis (MI/USA)

3:09:47

Sue Mallery (USA)

28 Oct 1973

2:23:05

Duane Spitz (MI/USA)

22 Oct 1972

2:18:46

Brian Armstrong (CAN)

17 Oct 1971

2:16:20.6

Mike Hazilla-2

3:32:58

Susan Parks (IN/USA)

18 Oct 1970

2:23:08

Jerome Drayton-2

19 Oct 1969

2:12:00

Jerome Drayton (CAN)

28 Nov 1968

2:32:19

Wayne Yetman (CAN)

23 Nov 1967

2:22:35

Ron Wallingford-2

24 Nov 1966

2:18:47

Mike Hazilla (MI/USA)

25 Nov 1965

2:21:27.4

Ron Wallingford (CAN)

26 Nov 1964

2:44:46

Scott Gonzales (MA/USA)

28 Nov 1963

2:32:50

Bob Berger (MI/USA)
Note: 1963 was the inaugural year. This race was known as the Motor City Marathon thru 1978.  Only net times are available for the 2011 race.

Course

Year(s)

Type

Description

drop

sep

certification

1963-67

5 x loop

Belle Isle

.

.

uncertified

1968-77

5 x loop

Belle Isle

.

.

MI-68May05

1978

part loop

Windsor to Belle Isle

0.21

12

MI-78Oct13

1979-82

part loop

Windsor to Belle Isle

0.21

12

MI-79Sep01

1983-85

part loop

Windsor to Belle Isle

0.21

12

MI-83Sep17

1986

part loop

Windsor to Belle Isle

0.21

12

MI-86018-SH

1987

part loop

Windsor to Belle Isle

0.21

12

MI-87028-SH

1988-91

part loop

Windsor to Belle Isle

0.21

12

MI-88027-SH

1992

part loop

Windsor to Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit

0.1

10

MI-92017-SH

1993

loop

Start in front of Cobo Arena, finish at Hart Plaza

0

1

MI-93033-SH

1994-95

part loop

Windsor to Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit

0.1

10

MI-92017-SH

1996

part loop

Windsor to Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit

0.1

10

MI-96035-SH

1997

part loop

Windsor to Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit

0.1

10

MI-97029-SH

1998

part loop

Windsor to Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit

0.1

10

MI-98019-SH

1999

loop

S/F at Tiger Stadium

0

1

MI-99030-SH

2000

part loop

Windsor to Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit

0.15

5

MI-00030-SH

2001

part loop

Start on Hart Plaza, finish about a mile south

0.15

4

MI-01032-SH

Note: Drop is given in m/km; separation is in percent of race distance.

Most Wins (1963-date)

Men

6

Doug Kurtis (USA) 1987-92

Women

4

Ella Willis (USA) 1975,1988-89,1991
Karen Blackford (USA) 1979,1982,1984,1992


Prize Money (ADR qualified runners)

Year        Men      Women      Total
2016    $10,500    $10,500    $21,000
2015     10,000     10,000     20,000
2014     10,000     10,500     20,500
2013     10,500     10,000     20,500
2012      9,000      9,000     18,000
2011      9,000      9,000     18,000
2010      2,500      3,200      5,700
2009      2,500      3,800      6,300
2008     14,500     12,750     27,250
2007     14,500     14,500     29,000
2006     11,750     10,750     22,500
2005     13,250     11,750     25,000
2004     11,750     16,250     28,000
2003      8,900      9,500     18,400
2002      7,500      7,500     15,000
2001      8,000      7,500     15,500
2000      7,000      7,500     14,500
1999      9,000      9,750     18,750
1998     14,100     15,550     29,650
1997     11,650     11,900     23,550
1996      9,750     10,500     20,250
1995      6,450      7,400     13,850
1994      7,500      9,500     17,000
1993     10,500      7,500     18,000
1992      8,500      5,000     13,500
1991      5,000      5,000     10,000
1990      2,000      3,500      5,500
1989      2,000      2,000      4,000
1988      2,000      3,000      5,000
1987      2,000      3,500      5,500
Sums   $251,600   $258,100   $509,700

Race Time Bias (sec/km)

Year     Men   Women
2008    +1.5     n/c
....    
2005     n/c    +1.1
2004    +2.0     n/c
....    
1999    +4.3     n/c
1998    +2.8    +2.2
1997    -1.9    +1.5
1996    +2.6    +3.7
Avgs    +1.5    +2.1

Competitive Level (1990-date)

Year     Men   Women
2016      41     n/c
....
2008     210      26
2007     175      24
2006     180     n/c
2005     174     136
2004     n/c      45
....
2002      85     n/c
....
1999     169     n/c
1998      86     242

Quality Performances

Men
<2:13       1
<2:14       2
<2:15       3
<2:16       7
<2:17      12
<2:18      24
<2:19      41
<2:20      55

Women
<2:36       3
<2:38       3
<2:40       7
<2:42      15
<2:44      28
<2:46      42
<2:48      64
<2:50      80

Last Updated on 17 Oct 2016

Contributors: Ed Kozloff, Scott Hubbard (1), Malcolm Heyworth, Marty Post, Jack Leydig (2), Andy Milroy (2)