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Encyclopedia > Auckland Marathon

The Auckland Marathon and Half Marathon is an annual marathon running race held in Auckland, New Zealand. The event is held in October of each year, which is during the spring in New Zealand. The main feature of the event, is the crossing of the Auckland Harbour Bridge which involves a climb of 33 metres to the highest point. In athletics, a half marathon is a race over half the distance of a marathon, i. ... Modern-day marathon runners Runners in ancient Greece. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Schematic map of Auckland. ... Spring is one of the four seasons of temperate zones, the transition from winter into summer. ... Auckland Harbour Bridge The Auckland Harbour Bridge is an eight-lane road bridge over the Waitemata Harbour, joining Freemans Bay in Auckland City with Northcote in North Shore City, New Zealand. ...

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Course

The course begins in the seaside suburb of Devonport on the North Shore and travels through Takapuna and Northcote before crossing the Harbour Bridge and heading toward the finish at Victoria Park. While the half marathon runners are completing their race in Victoria Park, those competing in the full marathon continue eastward through Viaduct Harbour and along Tamaki drive to the turn-around point at Saint Heliers Bay. The marathon then returns along Tamaki drive and back to Victoria Park. Devonport as viewed from Mt Victoria. ... North Shore City (orange). ... Takapuna or Takapuna Beach as the local business association would like it to be known as, is located in the northern North Island of New Zealand. ... Northcote is a suburb of North Shore, one of several cities in the Auckland metropolitan area in northern New Zealand. ... Saint Heliers is an Auckland suburb. ...


History

The first Auckland Marathon was held in June 1936, using an Auckland waterfront course.[1] The race did not become an annual event until the 1960s and it was not until October 1992 that the Harbour Bridge crossing was first used, becoming the first sports event to cross the Auckland Harbour Bridge.[2] 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


In September 2006, the Auckland marathon course was officially measured by approved measurer Bob Braid.[3][4] This means an athlete's time over the 2006 marathon course can be recognised to qualify for international events such as the World Championships in Athletics. 2006 (MMVI), a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The World Championships in Athletics is an event organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations. ...


The 2006 event was held on 29 October, 2006. The fastest men's time was set by Dale Warrander, with a time of 2h 17m 43s.[5] The women's category was won by Tracey Clissold in 2h 50m 47s.


Notes

  1. ^ Auckland Marathon :: Results Archive :: 1936 Event
  2. ^ Auckland Marathon :: Results Archive :: 1992 Event
  3. ^ Athletics: Auckland marathon course measured, The New Zealand Herald, 22 September, 2006
  4. ^ Auckland marathon course officially measured
  5. ^ Warrander dips under 2h 18m for NZ marathon title

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External links

  • Auckland Marathon Official Site

 
 

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