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The 2024 edition of the largest sports event in the Grand Duchy, the ING Night Marathon, on Saturday 11 May 2024 saw a total of 15,767 participants as well as a large number of spectators along the 42.195 km route (the Half-Marathon was along a 21.0975 km route, with the Team Run split into 4 stages along the full marathon distance) which started and finished at LuxExpo in Luxembourg-Kirchberg.

Three different start-times were in operation for the different disciplines: 19:00 for the Marathon, Half Marathon and Team Run; 19:30 for the Mini Marathon (4.2 km); and 19:40 for the Mini Mini Marathon (1 km). In addition, there was a 5k Run for Success and a Roll & Run over 7.3 km.

Richard Ruto Marakwen (KEN) won the men's marathon in a time of 2 hours, 23 minutes and 04 seconds, with Leendert Van Der Lugt (NED) ten minutes behind in second place, with Luxembourg's Luc Scheller third, a further 3 minutes behind, in a time of 2 hours, 36 minutes and 28 seconds. Luxembourg's Toni Veigas was eighth in a time of 2 hours, 54 minutes and 59 seconds.

In the women's marathon, Irine Jeruto (KEN) crossed the finish line in first place in a time of 2 hours, 43 minutes and 49 seconds. Second was Pia Von Keutz (GER), 15 minutes behind; but Luxembourgish participants finished in 3rd, 4th and 5th positions, with Karin Schank (3rd) in 3 minutes, 12 minutes and 18 seconds, followed by Shefi Xhaferaj (4th) in 3 hours, 18 minutes and 44 seconds and Alice Mendes (5th) in 3 hours, 23 minutes and 25 seconds.

Both winning times were short of the course records (Men: 2:12:10 (2018) by Mark Kangogo (KEN; Women: 2:34:23 (2015) by Naomi Tuei (KEN).

The men's half-marathon was won by Michiel Van Der Bauwhede (BEL) in a time of 1 hour, 13 minutes and 27 seconds, with Gloden, Jenny winning the women's half-marathon in a time of 1 hour 23 minutes and 36 seconds.


Luxembourg's CGDIS (Corps grand-ducal d'incendie et de secours) confirmed that the event went off without major incident, despite temperatures recorded higher than those of recent weeks. More than 200 volunteer and professional firefighters - including ten ambulances, thirteen mobile teams, four mobile motorcycle teams and four mobile cycle teams - had been mobilised to set up an emergency system in order to guarantee operational coverage on the marathon circuit as well as in Luxembourg City.

In total, they treated 114 people (both participants and others) on site, eighteen of whom had to be transported to hospital. No technical intervention was required by firefighters along the route; however, a vehicle fire in the Neudorf district around 18:00 was reported (the fire was quickly brought under control).