We’re excited about our newest race – The NOCO Half Marathon & 10K. It’s been added to our spring 2021 calendar and we thought sharing some fun half marathon facts would be an appropriate post.
How long is a 1/2 Marathon? :: 13.1 Miles or 21.097494 KM
What’s the largest 1/2 Marathon ever? :: The largest half marathon ever held was the Broloppet Half Marathon. It was between Copenhagen and Malmo with 79,719 finishers and held in connection with the Oresund Bridge inauguration in 2000.
What’s the fastest FEMALE 1/2 Marathon?? :: Currently 1:04:28 – Brigid Kosgei – (KEN) September 8th, 2019
What’s the fastest MALE 1/2 Marathon?? :: 57:32 Kibiwott Kandie – (KEN) – December 6th 2020
Who’s the oldest 1/2 Marathoner?? :: In 2017, Harriette Thompson became the oldest woman ever to finish a half-marathon, at age 94.
We hope these fun tidbits have you excited and ready to run for April’s race! Have questions?? Give us a shout 🙂