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Route du Vin Half Marathon
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The Moselle River, which the race course is set alongside
DateLate September
LocationRemich, Luxembourg
Event typeRoad
DistanceHalf marathon
Primary sponsorING
Established1962
Course recordsMen's: 59:56 (2010)
Kenya Leonard Langat
Women's: 1:09:22 (2004)
Slovenia Helena Javornik
Official siteRoute du Vin Half Marathon
Participants1,301 (2019)

The ING Route du Vin Half Marathon (French: ING Route du Vin Semi-Marathon) is an annual road running competition over the half marathon distance (21.1 km/13.1 mi) which takes place in late September in Remich, Luxembourg. It is organised by the Luxembourg Athletics Federation and it is a member race of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races.[1] It is sponsored by ING Luxembourg.

Established in 1962, the name for the competition stems from the region's wine-making tradition (Route du Vin being the French for Wine Route).[2] The race has had a number of different courses. In the early life of the race the course began in Schengen and finished in Wormeldange. This changed in 1975 to begin in Remich and end at Grevenmacher. The current course (with a start and finish in Remich) was first put to use in 2000. The distance of the race has also varied: it was not reliably measured for the half marathon distance until 1995. The first four editions were too long, as was the 1972 race. From 1966 to 1979, the courses were generally short and from 1979 to 1999 the times run on the course were aided by an overall downhill elevation. Since 2000, the times set on the course have been eligible for record making purposes.[3] The course now follows a north–south loop alongside the left bank of the Moselle River and starts and ends near the centre of the town.[4]

The race began as a men's only competition and women were first included in 1974. A total of 1358 runners took part in the event in 2013 (1062 men and 296 women).[5] It is one of two major road running events in the country that attracts elite runners and a mass field, alongside the annual Luxembourg Marathon.

The 2009 women's winner, Shitaye Gemechu, was disqualified after testing positive for the banned blood booster EPO (making her the first Ethiopian runner to be banned for abusing that substance).[6]

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French language

French language

French is a Romance language of the Indo-European family. It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire, as did all Romance languages. French evolved from Gallo-Romance, the Latin spoken in Gaul, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. Its closest relatives are the other langues d'oïl—languages historically spoken in northern France and in southern Belgium, which French (Francien) largely supplanted. French was also influenced by native Celtic languages of Northern Roman Gaul like Gallia Belgica and by the (Germanic) Frankish language of the post-Roman Frankish invaders. Today, owing to France's past overseas expansion, there are numerous French-based creole languages, most notably Haitian Creole. A French-speaking person or nation may be referred to as Francophone in both English and French.

Road running

Road running

Road running is the sport of running on a measured course over an established road. This differs from track and field on a regular track and cross country running over natural terrain.

Half marathon

Half marathon

A half marathon is a road running event of 21.0975 kilometres —half the distance of a marathon. It is common for a half marathon event to be held concurrently with a marathon or a 5K race, using almost the same course with a late start, an early finish or shortcuts. If finisher medals are awarded, the medal or ribbon may differ from those for the full marathon. The half marathon is also known as a 21K, 21.1K or 13.1 miles, although these values are rounded and not formally correct.

Remich

Remich

Remich is a commune with town status in south-eastern Luxembourg with a population of 3,645 inhabitants as of 2018. It is the capital of the canton of Remich. Remich lies on the left bank of the river Moselle, which forms part of the border between Luxembourg and Germany. The commune is the smallest in Luxembourg by surface area.

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Luxembourg, officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a small landlocked country in Western Europe. It borders Belgium to the west and north, Germany to the east, and France to the south. Its capital and most populous city, Luxembourg, is one of the four institutional seats of the European Union and the seat of several EU institutions, notably the Court of Justice of the European Union, the highest judicial authority. Luxembourg's culture, people, and languages are highly intertwined with its French and German neighbors; while Luxembourgish is legally the only national language of the Luxembourgish people, French and German are also used in administrative and judicial matters and all three are considered administrative languages of the country.

Luxembourg Athletics Federation

Luxembourg Athletics Federation

The Luxembourg Athletics Federation, abbreviated to FLA, is the governing body for the sport of athletics in Luxembourg. It was founded on 11 November 1928, replacing the Federation of Luxembourgian Athletic Sports Societies.

Association of International Marathons and Distance Races

Association of International Marathons and Distance Races

The Association of International Marathons and Distance Races, also known as AIMS, is an association of the organisers of long-distance road running races. It was founded in 1982 at a meeting in London of marathon race directors. Its membership was extended in 1986 to include all road races. In June 2016, over 400 race organisations were members.

Luxembourg wine

Luxembourg wine

Luxembourg wine is primarily produced in the southeastern part of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, with vineyards overlooking the river Moselle. Along this river, which for 42 km makes up part of the border between Luxembourg and Germany, wine is made in three countries. There is a continuous history of winemaking along Moselle and in Luxembourg going back to Ancient Roman times. Wine production in 2006/07 was 123,652 hectoliter from 1,237 hectares of vineyards. Out of total wine exports of 87,776 hectoliter in 2005/06, 71,726 hectoliter or 82% was exported to nearby Belgium. Exports to Germany were the second largest at 8,168 hectoliter, or 9%, and is to a large extent made up of base wine in bulk for the production of blended Sekt rather than being sold bottled with "Luxembourg" anywhere on the label. Therefore, very little Luxembourg wine is seen outside Luxembourg and Belgium.

Schengen, Luxembourg

Schengen, Luxembourg

Schengen is a small wine-making village and commune in far south-eastern Luxembourg, on the western bank of the river Moselle. The commune border includes the tripoint where the borders of Germany, France, and Luxembourg meet.

Grevenmacher

Grevenmacher

Grevenmacher is a commune with town status in eastern Luxembourg, near the border with Germany. It gives its name to and is the capital of the canton of Grevenmacher, and, until its abolition in 2015, the district of Grevenmacher. The town is situated on the left bank of the river Moselle, in a wine growing region.

Luxembourg Marathon

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Erythropoietin

Erythropoietin

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Past winners

Key:   Course record   Non-half marathon (or aided) distance

Edition Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
1st 1962  Jean Aniset (LUX) 1:11:58a Not held
2nd 1963  Gustav Disse (FRG) 1:09:25a
3rd 1964  Karl-Heinz Paetow (FRG) 1:17:02a
4th 1965  Aurèle Vandendriessche (BEL) 1:07:12a
5th 1966  Aurèle Vandendriessche (BEL) 1:05:45a
6th 1967  Friedel Wiggershaus (FRG) 1:04:17a
7th 1968  Alfons Ida (FRG) 1:05:34a
8th 1969  Michael Rowland (GBR) 1:04:16a
9th 1970  Kazimierz Podolak (POL) 1:03:20a
10th 1971  Paul Angenvoorth (FRG) 1:05:32a
11th 1972  Théo Bock (LUX) 1:08:15a
12th 1973  Rolf Burscheid (FRG) 1:05:42a
13th 1974  Edmundo Warnke (CHI) 1:02:12a  Manuela Angenvoorth (FRG) 1:22:18a
14th 1975  Paul Angenvoorth (FRG) 1:05:08a  Irene Rirang (FRG) 1:25:01a
15th 1976  Tom Fleming (USA) 1:06:03a  Jeanny Mahnen (LUX) 1:29:40a
16th 1977  Paul Angenvoorth (FRG) 1:01:22a  Manuela Angenvoorth (FRG) 1:16:36a
17th 1978  Jochen Schirmer (FRG) 59:40a  Dorette Janssens (BEL) 1:13:39a
18th 1979  Ali Gammoudi (TUN) 1:10:47a  Jeanny Mahnen (LUX) 1:30:13a
19th 1980  Justin Gloden (LUX) 1:07:22a  Fernande Schmit (LUX) 1:26:08a
20th 1981  Martin Kuster (SUI) 1:06:46a  Jeanny Mahnen (LUX) 1:24:58a
21st 1982  Martin Kuster (SUI) 1:06:25a  Jeanny Mahnen (LUX) 1:28:00a
22nd 1983  Alex Hagelsteens (BEL) 1:05:24a  Ingris Vanderheyden (BEL) 1:28:14a
23rd 1984  Alex Hagelsteens (BEL) 1:01:21a  Marie-Christine Deurbroeck (BEL) 1:14:03a
24th 1985  Karel Lismont (BEL) 1:04:39a  Marie-Christine Deurbroeck (BEL) 1:20:47a
25th 1986  Alex Hagelsteens (BEL) 1:02:46a  Carla Beurskens (NED) 1:08:56a
26th 1987  Geert Deruddere (BEL) 1:02:29a  Danièle Kaber (LUX) 1:11:33a
27th 1988  Kurt Stenzel (FRG) 1:01:02a  Heather MacDuff (GBR) 1:14:15a
28th 1989  Alfredo Shahanga (TAN) 1:02:47a  Rosa Mota (POR) 1:10:36a
29th 1990  Julius Korir (KEN) 1:01:18a  Rosa Mota (POR) 1:09:52a
30th 1991  Julius Korir (KEN) 1:00:31a  Rosa Mota (POR) 1:09:56a
31st 1992  Joseph Keino (KEN) 1:03:55a  Nadezhda Wijenberg (NED) 1:13:27a
32nd 1993  Boay Akonay (TAN) 1:01:12a  Angelina Kanana (KEN) 1:10:00a
33rd 1994  Julius Korir (KEN) 1:01:28a  Tegla Loroupe (KEN) 1:10:38a
34th 1995  Tendai Chimusasa (ZIM) 1:00:26a  Tegla Loroupe (KEN) 1:08:12a
35th 1996  Thomas Osano (KEN) 1:00:44a  Tegla Loroupe (KEN) 1:08:43a
36th 1997  Joseph Chebet (KEN) 1:00:53a  Tegla Loroupe (KEN) 1:10:41a
37th 1998  Sammy Korir (KEN) 1:00:15a  Catherina McKiernan (IRL) 1:08:54a
38th 1999  Elijah Lagat (KEN) 1:00:24a  Katrin Dörre (GER) 1:09:34a
39th 2000  Joseph Mereng (KEN) 1:02:24  Ikumi Nagayama (JPN) 1:10:25
40th 2001  Paul Kipkemboi (KEN) 1:03:05  Luminita Zaituc (GER) 1:11:04
41st 2002  Barnabas Kenduiywo (KEN) 1:02:07  Edith Masai (KEN) 1:10:10
42nd 2003  Paul Kanda (KEN) 1:02:36  Restituta Joseph (TAN) 1:09:42
43rd 2004  Moses Kigen (KEN) 1:01:38  Helena Javornik (SLO) 1:09:22
44th 2005  Wilson Chebet (KEN) 1:02:19  Joan Aiyabei (KEN) 1:12:36
45th 2006  Francis Larabal (KEN) 1:00:29  Anne Kosgei (KEN) 1:11:47
46th 2007  Wilson Chebet (KEN) 1:00:13  Mary Ptikany (KEN) 1:10:13
47th 2008  Charles Korir (KEN) 1:02:09  Mamitu Daska (ETH) 1:12:36
48th 2009  John Mwangangi (KEN) 1:00:36  Eunice Kales (KEN) 1:12:54
49th 2010  Leonard Langat (KEN) 59:56  Pauline Ngigi (KEN) 1:11:17
50th 2011  Leonard Langat (KEN) 1:01:07  Abebech Afework (ETH) 1:10:30
51st 2012  Richard Mengich (KEN) 1:00:48  Farida Chelegat (KEN) 1:10:36
52nd 2013  Jackson Kibet (KEN) 1:01:31  Zinash Haile (ETH) 1:12:41
53rd 2014  Peter Some (KEN) 1:03:12  Violah Jepchumba (KEN) 1:13:20
54th 2015  Paul Kipkemoi (KEN) 1:02:04  Yeshi Chekole (ERI) 1:12:17
55th 2016  Kalipus Lomwai (KEN) 1:03:57  Nancy Arusei (KEN) 1:12:31
56th 2017  Mengistu Zelalem (ETH) 1:02:37  Penina Kandie (KEN) 1:09:15
57th 2018  Dominic Mibei (KEN) 1:04:07  Tabitha Wambui (KEN) 1:13:08
58th 2019  Joseph Mbatha (KEN) 1:03:14  Joyce Kiplimo (KEN) 1:11:53

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Aurèle Vandendriessche

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Justin Gloden

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Justin Gloden is a Luxembourgish athlete competing in the long-distance events. He represented his country in the marathon at the 1988 Summer Olympics finishing 36th out of 118 competitors. He also competed at the 1983 and 1987 World Championships.

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Marie-Christine Deurbroeck

Marie-Christine Deurbroeck

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Karel Lismont

Karel Lismont

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References
  1. ^ ING Route du Vin Half Marathon. Distance Running. Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  2. ^ History. Vins Cremants. Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  3. ^ Route du Vin Half Marathon. Association of Road Racing Statisticians (2013-10-01). Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  4. ^ Course. Route Du Vin Semi Marathon. Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  5. ^ Route Du Vin. Route Du Vin Semi Marathon. Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  6. ^ Negash, Elshadai & Assefa, Tadele (2010-03-05). Gemechu first Ethiopian runner to test positive for EPO. Universal Sports. Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
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