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Monumental Marathon
DateNovember
LocationIndianapolis, IN, United States
Event typeRoad
DistanceMarathon
Established2008
Official sitemonumentalmarathon.com

The CNO Financial Group Indianapolis Monumental Marathon and Monumental Half Marathon are a pair of concurrent road races run annually in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.

The Monumental Marathon is a 26.2 mile road race. It is now the only full fall marathon run in Indianapolis, after the Indianapolis Marathon was ended after 2015 as a full (but was purchased by the Monumental Marathon and is now operated as the Indianapolis Half Marathon at For Ben). In 2015 it claimed to have become one of the 20 largest marathons in the United States.[1] The Monumental Marathon was established in 2008. Just over 1,100 runners completed the inaugural running of the race, while almost 2,000 completed the race the following year.

The Monumental Half Marathon is run concurrently to the full marathon. The two races follow identical routes for the first six or so miles, split, then re-converge for the last three miles of the course. Nearly 3,000 runners completed the half marathon in 2009. Beginning in 2010, a 5k race was offered as well.

"A beautiful place to set your pace" is the tagline of the Monumental Marathon.

The Course[edit | edit source]

The course for the Monumental Marathon begins and ends near the Indiana State Capitol building in downtown Indianapolis.

Results[edit | edit source]

Full Marathon Results

Year Athlete Time
Men
2016 Japhet Kipkoech 2:18:30
2015 Jesse Davis 2:17:59.9
2014 Michael Eaton 2:19:49
2009 Mathew Chesang 2:21:00.3
2008 Richard Kandie 2:22:24.6
Women
2016 Andie Cozzarelli 2:38:47
2015 Nicole Michmerhuizen 2:41:37.8
2014 Alana Hadley 2:38:34
2009 Molly Brown-Boulay 3:07:28.3
2008 Zeddy Chepkoech 2:40:28.4

Half-Marathon Results

Year Athlete Time
Men
2016 Pius Nyantika 1:03:14
2015 Harry Dixon 1:04:24.2
2014 Tom Anderson 1:04:27
2013 Robert Mbithi 1:03:37.8[2]
2009 Mark Rode 1:10:55.3
2008 Scott Spitz 1:11:32.7
Women
2016 Sasha Gollish 1:11:05
2015 Jebichi Yator 1:14:12.4
2014 Alisha Williams 1:12:39
2009 Crystina Ridenour 1:22:15.3
2008 Jeri Meyerholtz 1:28:21.3

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Home - Indianapolis Monumental Marathon - Half-Marathon - 5k - Kid's Fun Run".
  2. "Robert Wambua Mbithi". Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved 21 September 2016.


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