History of Beijing Marathon!
The Beijing International Marathon is organized by the Chinese Athletics Association(CAA) and approved by the State Sports General Administration of China, as well as the Municipal Government of Beijing. Recorded officially by the Association of International Marathons and Road Races, the BIM is the highest-level marathon in China. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has sanctioned and approved the BIM as one of the top marathons in the world. This allows participants of the BIM to receive IAAF scores. First held in 1981 and annually ever since, it has become a very famous and traditional international race.
The BIM provides a spacious, smooth competitive route, with a mild climate, prizes for successful runners and a high level of organization and competition. In addition to the friendliness and passion of local runners, it is no wonder that the Beijing International Marathon is attracting more and more excellent athletes from all over the world.
The Beijing International Marathon record of 2:07:35 was set in 1986 by the Japanese runner Kodana Taisuke and equaled two years later by Abebe Mekonnen of Ethiopia. This record is acknowledged by the Association of International Marathons and Road Races as the fifth best result in marathon history.
The Beijing International Marathon is held every year in October. Serene, dry and cool, golden fall is Beijing's best season. The combination of views of the ancient city among views of a modern city adds infinite enchantment to Beijing.
To increase the stature of and involvement in the Beijing International Marathon, organizers have set the competition time limit at 5 hours. In 1998, various types of competitions were added, such as the half marathon, the 9 km marathon and the mini marathon. There were about 30,000 runners.
The year of 2010 is the 30th anniversary for Beijing International Marathon. To further enhance the quality of Beijing International Marathon and brand value, We created a new VI system for Beijing International Marathon. We renamed the event as "Beijing Marathon" and designed a new logo for her, which will present new looks and dedicate a gluttonous feast for all marathon enthusiasts.