Monday, April 2, 2018

2018 Daegu International Marathon | Korea's IAAF Silver Label road race

The past Sunday in Daegu was full of festivity! Daegu International Marathon finally took place on a beautiful sunny Sunday with historical record of 15,561 participants from 12 different countries! It also marked 10th race since it was promoted as IAAF Silver Label road race. Everyone gathered here at Gukchaebosang Memorial Park where a number of city events happen throughout the year!

Today is the day
Whether amateurs or professional marathoners, they all look excited!

There were many families, friends, club members and co-workers who participated together.  

Before the marathon
There were fun performances to celebrate the festivity. One of the things that captured people’s attention was an electric car that was used for guiding runners. You can see that Daegu Metropolitan City strive to be the leading city for future vehicles!;)

Also, there were policemen and firefighters from place to place to accommodate a safe festival.

Three, two, one!
Finally, it’s time to run!

Daegu Facebook Live!
If you saw this lady with a microphone and wondered what this was about, it was Colorful Daegu Facebook Live for everyone who wanted to feel the excitement from home or work.

Special visitor
If you have been in Korea for long, you might recognize this guy. The Olympics medalist, Lee bong Joo!

Excitedly, three professional runners set the game records. All those players are from Kenya. The first runner finished his race at 2:06:29.

After the marathon
We could still see people hanging around at Gukchaebosang Memorial Park because they were watching performance, doing hand-on experiences and eating snacks. If you weren't here this year, make sure to come out in 2019!

2018 Daegu International Marathon Result
Elite Marathon
1 Abraham Kiptum (KEN) 2:06:29
2 Evans Korir (KEN) 2:06:35
3 Peter Some (KEN) 2:06:49
4 Elisha Rotich (KEN) 2:07:50
5 El Mahjoub Dazza (MAR) 2:08:33
6 Jacob Kendagor (KEN) 2:10:08
7 Weldu Negash Gebretsadik (ETH) 2:10:39
8 Reuben Kerio (KEN) 2:11:02

1 Janet Rono (KEN) 2:28:01
2 Ahn Seul-Ki (KOR) 2:28:17
3 Pamela Rotich (KEN) 2:28:45
4 Winnie Jepkorir (KEN) 2:28:49
5 Soud Kanbouchia (MAR) 2:31:53
6 Olga Kotovska (UKR) 2:32:55
7 Lim Eun-Ha (KOR) 2:40:10
8 Sitora Khamidova (UZB) 2:41:15

Master’s Half
1st place(men): Mbaire Eluah Thig 1:10:10
1st place(women): Spencer Shaak 1:20:42

Master’s 10km
1st place(men): Kimondo Paul Maina (Kenya) 32:00
1st place(women): Mika Kobayashi 38:13

DIM by numbers
Total 15,561 runners(Half 1,232/ 10km 9,532/ Health Running 4,777
Total 309 runners from outside Korea
The oldest runner: Yoon Rye Yum, 94 years old, Health Running
The youngest runner: Si Yul Lee, 2 years old, Health Running
880 volunteers, additional 100 volunteers from Korea Best Driver Association, 750 police officers

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