Start to Finish: A Marathon to Remember
8th Maybank Marathon Bali 2019 Draws 11,600 Runners from 50 Countries
Maybank Indonesia successfully hosted the Maybank Marathon Bali 2019 along the roads of the Gianyar and Klungung Regencies in Bali on Sunday, September 9, 2019.
This year’s race was the 8th running of the event.
As in past years, top spots were won by professional African athletes with Kenyan Kirui Simon Kiprugut winning in the Open Male Category and completing the 42-kilometer course in 2:18:34. Meanwhile, Ugandan Chemutai Immaculate came in first in the Open Female Category with a time of 2:42:08. Both winners brought home from Bali winners’ check totaling Rp. 200 million each.
Indonesian Agus Prayogo delivered the best time for a male Indonesian athlete crossing the finish line at 2:36:09 with Elvina Naibaho logging the best time among Indonesian female runners who finished with a time of 2:56:08.
The Maybank Bali Marathon meets all the requirements where results can be used to qualify to participate in the annual Boston Marathon. Closer to home, the Maybank Marathon Bali also serves as a qualifying race for the National Sports Games (PON) to be held in Papua in 2020.
The 2019 Maybank Marathon Bali attracted more than 11,600 runners from more than 50 countries including Indonesian runners who dominated the number of participating athletes. Participants in 2019 grew 10% from the record number of runners who registered in 2018.
Top Winners in 2019 Maybank Marathon
Men’s Open Category 42-kilometer
1st Kenya KIRUI SIMON KIPRUGUT 2:18:34 winning Rp. 200,000,000
2nd Kenya GEOFFREY BIRGEN 2:19:36 winning Rp. 150,000,000
3rd Kenya ROBERT WAMBUA MBITHI 2:22:47 winning Rp. 100,000,000
Women’s Open Category 42-kilometer
1st Uganda CHEMUTAI IMMACULATE 2:42:08 winning Rp. 200,000,000
2nd Kenya PENINAH KIGEN 2:42:14 winning Rp. 150,000,000
3rd Kenya NGIGI PAULINE WANGU 2:43:30 winning Rp. 100,000,000
Men’s National Category 42-kilometer
1st Indonesia AGUS PRAYOGO 2:36:09 winning Rp. 125,000,000
2nd Indonesia WELMAN D. PASARIBU 2:36:44 winning Rp. 75,000,000
3rd Indonesia MURSALIM 2:37:57 winning Rp. 45,000,000
Women’s National Category 42-kilometer
1st Indonesia ELVINA NAIBAHO 2:56:08 winning Rp. 125,000,000
2nd Indonesia YULIA NINGSIH 3:00:40 winning Rp. 75,000,000
3rd Indonesia IRMA HANDAYANI 3:01:44 winning Rp. 45,000,000
Men’s Open Category Half-Marathon 21-kilometers
1st Kenya JOSEPH MBURU 1:03:53 winning Rp. 80,000,000
2nd Kenya JOSEPH MWANGI NGARE 1:04:00 winning Rp. 40,000,000
3rd Indonesia BENSON OLOISUNGA 1:05:02 winning Rp. 25,000,000
Women’s Open Category Half-Marathon 21-kilometers
1st Kenya SHEILA JEPKOSGEI CHESANG 1:17:39 winning Rp. 80,000,000
2nd Australia ROCHELLE RODGERS 1:19:30 winning Rp. 40,000,000
3rd Ethiopia TIZITA MOHAMED BEKER 1:22:25 winning Rp. 25,000,000
Men’s National Category Half-Marathon 21-kilometes
1st Indonesia ROBI SYIANTURI 1:12:03 winning Rp. 27,500,000
2nd Indonesia RIDWAN RIDWAN 1:12:34 winning Rp. 21,000,000
3rd Indonesia NURSHODIQ SHODIQ 1:12:48 winning Rp. 16,000,000
Women’s National Category Half-Marathon 21-kilometes
1st Indonesia PRETTY SIHITE 1:24:03 winning Rp. 27,500,000
2nd Indonesia AFRIANA PAIJO 1:29:26 winning Rp. 21,000,000
3rd Indonesia ADRIANA WARU 1:32:52 winning Rp. 16,000,000
Men’s Open Category 10-kilometers
1st Kenya LEL KIPCHIRCHIR 0:30:57 winning Rp. 26,000,000
2nd Kenya FRANCIS NDUTA 0:32:27 winning Rp. 15,000,000
3rd Indonesia SYAMSUDIN MASSA 0:32:31 winning Rp. 10,000,000
Women’s Open Category 10-kilometers
1st Kenya ALICE MUTHONI KOIGI 0:35:50 winning Rp. 26,000,000
2nd Australia NERA JAREB 0:35:54 winning Rp. 15,000,000
3rd Indonesia DIAN EKAYANTI 0:40:37 winning Rp. 10,000,000
Men’s National Category 10-kilometers
1st Indonesia SYAMSUDIN MASSA 0:32:39 winning Rp. 12,000,000
2nd Indonesia JAUHARI JOHAN 0:33:51 winning Rp. 10,000,000
3rd Indonesia SUWANDI 0:36:05 winning Rp. 7,000,000
Women’s National Category 10-kilometers
1st Indonesia DIAN EKAYANTI 0:40:37 winning Rp. 12,000,000
2nd Indonesia MILA KARMILA 0:41:20 winning Rp. 10,000,000
3rd Indonesia FERLY M SUBNAFEU 0:41:43 winning Rp. 7,000,000
The Maybank Bali Marathon has won worldwide praise, including The Active that dubbed the Bali race as one of the “Remarkable races in the world that one must participate before you die”; Runners World who declared the Bali event as one of “The 52 Best Races on Earth” in 2016; and by The Venue as “Best Marathon 2016, Best Half Marathon 2015,” and the “Most Popular Sport Event 2018”.