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Tallinn Marathon 2017 Facts and Figures

tallinn marathon 2017

Tallinn Marathon – More than 18,000 recreational athletes from a record number of 56 different countries took part last weekend in Estonia’s largest marathon.

SEB Tallinn Marathon won by record time for the Baltic states and Nordic countries

The winner of SEB Tallinn Marathon was Kiprotich Kirui from Kenya who achieved a world class time of 2:09.22 – a record time for marathons run in the Baltic nations and Nordic countries. There are only 10 cities in Europe with faster times than that attained in Tallinn.

Owing to support by Enterprise Estonia, for the first time more than 3,000 foreign runners from a total of 56 countries took part in the Tallinn weekend of events.

Countries where both the President and the Prime Minister participate in a sports event are not many. Among the thousands of other runners at Tallinn Marathon, was President Kersti Kaljulaid, who ran the half marathon. The Prime Minister, Jüri Ratas, participated in the 10 km event.

Tallinn Marathon – Guinness Book of Records

Estonian Marti Medar completed the marathon bouncing two basketballs. With his time of 3:54.16, he bounced his way in the Guinness Book of Records.

Frank Baillie, a representative of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS), also graced SEB Tallinn Marathon with his presence, praising Estonians’ outstanding organizational skills:

“I’m very glad to be in Estonia during the country’s presidency of the European Union. Estonians stand out as most professional event organizers. I am looking forward to next year’s AIMS congress, the organization rights of which Estonia won in an extremely tight and competitive competition.”

The 22nd AIMS congress will be held in Tallinn September 6 through September 8 on 2018. Being chosen as the organizer of a prestigious global congress entails great recognition, responsibility, and opportunity for Tallinn and Estonia as a whole.

The next Tallinn Marathon will be run September 7 through September 9 2018, during the year of Estonia’s 100th anniversary. For more information on Tallinn Marathon go to

A variety of the race photos can be found from our Facebook page:

The Tallinn Marathon Event statistics are impressive, over three days there were 18000 participants, of this amount 3000 were from abroad making up a total of 56 different countries. 

And what is exciting is that when adding up the online registrations and on spot registrations (which were suprisingly many) we had just over 3000 foreign runners and a second record that we broke was a record of different countires taking part wich was 56 different countries!

Tallinn Marathon Top 5 countries and their numbers:

International Entries 2017
FIN 959
RUS 504
GBR 180
LAT 170
GER 155

see also: Kirui sets new Tallinn Marathon Course Record

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