2011 Brighton Marathon
8,000 runners participated
The second Brighton Marathon was held on Sunday 10th April. 8,000 runners participated in the event and were watched by a bumper crowd of 80,000 spectators on a gloriously sunny day in the city.
The men’s winner was Kenya’s Philemon Kiprop Boit who smashed the record by almost three minutes, breaking the tape in 2:16:07. The women’s winner was Alyson Dixon who broke last year’s time by a whole half an hour, breaking the tape at 2:34:51.
Bumper charity benefits
There were 5,000 official charity places for the race and more than 230 local and national charities are looking forward to a bumper benefit. The marathon organisers estimate that approximately £6 million might have been raised on the day. This is almost twice the amount raised by the 2010 marathon.
We’re proud of you
Apparently, according to the race organisers, the city has a much higher local participation rate than other marathons. So well done Brighton and Hovers – we are all very proud of you. Looking forward to seeing you again next year!