Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Gold Coast Airport Marathon

IAAF Road Race Gold Label

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At the beginning of 2014, the Gold Coast Airport Marathon became the first marathon in Australia to be awarded an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Road Race Gold Label, putting it in esteemed international company.

Each year, the IAAF awards road race labels to marathons whose organisers have met strict criteria for excellence in planning and delivery. The Gold Coast Airport Marathon met the IAAF’s six main requirements including:

• Race organisation
• Course measurement
• Timing and results
• Media services
• Medical provisions
• Quality of the international field of elite runners

The gold label is the highest qualification awarded by the IAAF and it elevates the Gold Coast Airport Marathon to one of the most prestigious marathons in the world, alongside races such as the New York City Marathon, Boston Marathon, Tokyo Marathon, Berlin Marathon, London Marathon and Chicago Marathon.

The history-making accolade is a testament to the meticulous organisation of the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, whose organisers pride themselves on their continual improvement and thorough planning to deliver a world-class event to 27,000 runners over two days across eight races.

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Latest News

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Legend status achieved for winners at the 38th annual Gold Coast Airport Marathon

A women’s race record and the first back-to-back men’s winner in 17 years headlined the 38th annual Gold Coast Airport Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, in glorious Gold Coast conditions today.

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Mungara goes back-to-back by a razor’s edge in the Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Kenyan barber Kenneth Mungara today became the first back-to-back winner of the Gold Coast Airport Marathon since fellow Kenyan Fred Kiprop famously nailed the 1998 and 1999 double while the women’s race record tumbled at the hands of diminutive Japanese runner Misato Horie.

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Race records tumble as Fearnley and Dawes secure Wheelchair Marathon titles

Australian athletics stars Kurt Fearnley and Christie Dawes produced sensational wins in the wheelchair marathon races at this morning’s Gold Coast Airport Marathon, and in doing do, fine-tuned their Rio 2016 Paralympic Games preparations.

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Australians Duer Yoa and Cassie Fien claim fast victories in the ASICS Half Marathon

Victoria’s Duer Yoa engaged the afterburners over the final kilometre to record a resounding win in the 2016 ASICS Half Marathon at today’s Gold Coast Airport Marathon.