Fast Running Conditions at the Neujahrsmarathon 2018

Dear runners,

The 14th Neujahrsmarathon Zurich took place under wet but fast running conditions. The new record number of 1000 runners from 51 different countries participated in this race which started with the very first second of the new year.

2014 Swiss Marathon champion Patrick Wieser dominated the men’s marathon and finished in a new Neujahrsmarathon record time of 2:31:28 hours – 7 minutes faster than the previous course record! The women’s race was won by the German Katharina Hartmuth in 3:20:09 hours.

Marathon Men:
1. Patrick Wieser SUI 2:31.28
2. Negussie Bekele ETH 2:45.06
3. Robert Wilms GER 2:47.28

Marathon Women:
1. Katharina Hartmuth GER 3:20:09
2. Ornella Poltera SUI 3:24.33
3. Regula Kaempfer SUI 3:28.53

Half Marathon Men:
1. Philipp Arnold SUI 1:20.21

Half Marathon Women:
1. Michela Segalada SUI 1:22:24 (course record)

Quarter Marathon Men:
1. Luca Vogelsang SUI 36:30

Quarter Marathon Women:
1. Kaitlyn Peale USA 41:54

The full ranking list, the list of world leading times and pictures of the event are available online.

After this very successful start into the New Year, we wish all participants, volunteers and spectators a great 2018!

On behalf of the organizing committee,
Roger Kaufmann,
Race Director of the Neujahrsmarathon Zurich


Main sponsor
Ryffel Running by SportXX


Volunteers wanted

A big thank you to all those who have already registered as volunteers!Without you, the Neujahrsmarathon could not take place. We are grateful for further support:

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