Borobudur Marathon 2019 Powered by Bank Jateng, organised by the Central Java Provincial Government in collaboration with Kompas Daily Newspaper, has successfully concluded its third edition in Lumbini Park, Borobudur Temple Area, Magelang, Indonesia, on 17 November 2019.

Centred around the theme of The spirit of Synergy and Harmony this year, the event brought 41,000 visitors over the weekend from 15-17 November through a series of events, from the Race Pack Collection, Harmony Market, Friendship Run, to the main Marathon event.

Race Pack Collection

At the Race Pack Collection from 15-16 November held at Grand Artos Hotel & Convention, Magelang, the venue was spread across the 4 main areas:

1. Race Pack Collection Area
– where participants collect their Event Goodies Bag and Running Bib


2. Race Expo
– where the event organisers, sponsors and partners engage and interact with participants

3. Official Merchandise Area
– where the participants get to bring home merchandise to complement their experience and achievement at the event

4. Pasar Harmoni
– a food market where the participants satisfy their taste buds with the traditional Javanese culinary

Friendship Run

On 16 November 2019, participants of the Friendship Run were brought to the Pawon Temple Area for a 3km run to soak in the cultural atmosphere and at the same time prepare for the main event day.

As with the Race Expo, participants were also treated with the tasty delights after their run.

Main Event Day

10,366 participants from 35 countries, including Indonesia, over three categories: Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km, were presented with a variety of nature, cultural art attractions and lively cheers along the routes by the villagers around Borobudur Temple.

Finishers and supporters of the event ended the main event day with more food from the Pasar Harmoni as well as some live band performance.

Results Highlights

Prizes were awarded to the following winners:

Below are some of the winners and their winning times:


Men Overall

RankNameGun TimeCountry
2TONUI KIPROP2:23:25Kenya

Men Indonesian

RankNameGun TimeCountry
1ASMA BARA2:39:40Indonesia
2MUHAMMAD ADY SAPUTRA . 2:39:54Indonesia
3HAMDAN SAYUTI2:40:11Indonesia

Women Overall

RankNameGun TimeCountry
1PENINAH KIGEN 3:01:44Kenya
2EDINAH MUTAHI3:04:06Kenya
3IRMA HANDAYANI3:10:17Indonesia

Women Indonesian

RankNameGun TimeCountry
1OLIVA SADI 3:14:58Indonesia
2MERI M PAIJO3:15:37Indonesia

Half Marathon

Men Overall

RankNameGun TimeCountry
1JOHN MUIRURI MBURU . 1:04:58Kenya

Men Indonesian

RankNameGun TimeCountry
1AGUS PRAYOGO 1:11:30Indonesia
3RIKKI SIMBOLON1:12:46Indonesia

Women Overall

RankNameGun TimeCountry

Women Indonesian

RankNameGun TimeCountry
1AFRIANA PAIJO 1:29:22Indonesia
2ADRIANA WARU1:31:31Indonesia
3YULIANTI UTARI1:31:44Indonesia

Post Event Cultural Tour

After the marathon weekend, participants had the option to sign up for a 1-Day Cultural Tour to further surround themselves with nature and genuine Javanese culture, and to make memorable connections with the locals.

About Borobudur Marathon 2019

Borobudur Marathon 2019, the biggest running race event that held in Central Java brought to you by Government of Central Java in collaboration with Kompas Daily Newspaper and Bank Jateng which aims to increase the value of tourism and the economy of Central Java Province, especially Magelang through sustainable sports tourism.

Certified Race Courses

Borobudur Marathon 2019 is one of the race events in Indonesia where race courses are certified by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and The Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).

In addition, Borobudur Marathon 2019 has also become one of the biggest competitions in Indonesia where master athletes (40 years and above) qualify for the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Championship. Participants in a AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group Ranking qualifying race will earn points based on age, time and gender.

Re-live the Marathon through this video by Kompas TV


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