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We got Bronze!


World Athletics has confirmed the Tallinn Marathon's 42,195km and 21,1km compliance with the Road Race Bronze Label. This is the first time a sports event held in Estonia is awarded such a high international organisational standard.

This year, 21,494 runners from 65 countries in total took part in the international sports event with the highest participation rate in Estonia. Next year, the public’s interest will likely be even greater, because in 2020, both the marathon and half marathon of Tallinn Marathon will be World Athletics Bronze Level races. For the first time ever, the organisers have set limits for participant numbers at different distances to ensure better planning for the major event. In 2020, the largest sports event in Estonia will allow four thousand participants on the marathon course, five thousand on the half marathon course and twelve thousand on the 10 km racetrack. Registration is already open at www.tallinnmarathon.ee.


The three-day event of 2020 involving the best athletes and thousands of enthusiasts starts on Friday, 11 September with the 5 km Nike Youth Race, continues on Saturday, 12 September with the half marathon (21.1 km) and 10 km, the grand final is on Sunday, 13 September with the marathon (42.2 km) and kids’ races. 


Other World Athletics Bronze Label marathons include the Venice, Florence, Geneva, Copenhagen, Madrid, Krakow, Barcelona, Sao Paolo, Porto, Bucharest and Sofia marathons.

Tallinn Marathon got the chance to apply for certification as a World Athletics label race thanks to the contributions of the Ministry of Culture, City of Tallinn, Estonian Athletic Association and many supporters.


Register for the first ever World Athletics Bronze Label Tallinn Marathon held on 11-13 September 2020 here.

The lowest registration fees are valid until 31 December.

Two Marathon World Champions - Lelisa Desisa (Ethiopia) and Ruth Chepngetich (Kenya) - take home the AIMS Best Marathon Runner (BMR) Awards for 2019


The Ethiopian distance runner Lelisa Desisa and Kenya’s Ruth Chepngetich were tonight recognised as the male and female recipients of the ‘Best Marathon Runner’ Award for 2019 by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).


Their achievements were given global recognition in the birthplace of the Marathon in Athens, Greece tonight (Friday 8 November 2019) at the seventh annual AIMS Best Marathon Runner (BMR) Gala.