Enschede Marathon - Heritage
Plaque name: Enschede Marathon
Location: Roomweg 167e, 7523 BM Enschede, The Netherlands.
Plaque awarded: 09/12/2021
Reason: Plaque Category – Competition
2022 marks the 75th anniversary of historically one of the classic elite marathons of the pre-mass race era.
The Enschede Marathon is the oldest marathon in the Netherlands and Western Europe. At the first edition, in July 1947, 51 runners took part. Today there are almost 11,000 participants and the numbers are still growing.
Veikko Karvonen, Jim Peters, Ron Hill, Priscilla Welch and more lately Eliud Kipchoge are some of the big-name winners.