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Chennai and Bengaluru Marathons in Numbers

Visualization of finishing times of SPCM and SPBM 2021

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Skechers Performance Chennai Marathon 2021(SPCM)

New year saw its first major running event in the form of Skechers Performance Chennai Marathon 2021(SPCM)

SPCM 2021 was held at the super-fast Madras Motor Race Track. The race was held in a loop of about 3.7km with categories of marathon, 20-miler, half-marathon and 10k. Here are some interesting stats from the race.

1109

total finishers

140 women and 969 men

113

marthon finishers

30%

sub 4 hour finishes

4

sub 3 hour finishers

Marathon Finishers' Distribution by Time


  • Full marathon distance had 113 finishers, while half-marathon and 10k had 416 and 262 finishers.

  • 30% finishing under 4 hours, it is one of the fastest SPCM.

  • Highest number of runners (14) finished between 4h:20m and 4h:30m.


Pacing Strategy of Marathon Finishers


  • Most runners ran positive splits strategy to finish the race.

  • Only 14 out of 113 runners ran negative splits strategy.

  • All of four sub 3 finishers ran negative splits.


Shriram Properties Bengaluru Marathon 2021(SPBM)

Second major race of the year took place in Bengaluru, with NEB sports organizing Shriram Properties Bengaluru Marathon 2021 (SPBM) on the outskirts of Bangalore.

The entries were capped per the new guidelines, and it had marathon category only, runners had to run in a loop of 8.4km. There were 152 marathon finishers, these runners were almost seen flying in their VaporFlys, AlphaFlys, and Adios pros. The race has set a new standard with 11 finishers under 3 hour; and for us Indian amateur running scene has arrived.

152

marathon finishers

19 women and 133 men

11

sub 3 hour finishers

40%

sub 4 hour finishes

2:51:13

fastest finish

fastest men 2:51:13 & women 3:28:09

Finishers' Distribution by Times


  • Full marathon distance had 113 finishers, while half-marathon and 10k had 416 and 262 finishers.

  • 30% finishing under 4 hours, it is one of the fastest SPCM.

  • Highest number of runners (14) finished between 4h:20m and 4h:30m.


Pacing Strategy of Finishers


  • 94% of runners ran positive splits strategy to finish the race.

  • Only 8 out of 133 runners ran negative splits strategy.

  • Interstingly only 2 out of 11 sub 3 hour finishers ran negative splits.


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