Junghyo Hyun tuned out a victor - Another
suspension of the race
The 11th Dong-A Marathon - March 31, 1940 The race started with
42 runners with the course developed a year before. At the race
Junghyo Hyun from Inchon became the first winner with a record of
1 hour 29 minutes and 2 seconds. At the awarding ceremony, Kwansoon
Baek, president of the Dong-A Ilbo asked the runners to move on
with undaunted spirits. As the censorship from the Japanese military
government got worse on the pre ss, the Marathon had to discontinue
for a long period.
KY Marathon back other 14 years of lapes
- 10 new recads produced
The 25th Dong-A Marathon - April 18, 1954 The Koreans looked less
passionate for the marathon during the Korean War, but after the
war the Dong-A Ilbo decided to revive the Dong-A Marathon to cerebrate
the v ictory by Koreans at Boston Marathon in 1947 and 1950. At
the race, 70 runners competed against each other and 10 runners
broke the record of the Dong-A Marathon. The first winner was Jongwoo
Im with 1:23:43 and the second winner was Hongsuk Jang and the third
was Kihwan Lee.
Jongwoo Im became the first runner to become
the winner for 2 consecutive years
The 26th Dong-A Marathon - May 8, 1955 The 26th Marathon was held
in May due to the suspension of the Dong-A Ilbo. The number of participants
grew to 90. Runners from the army, air force, Shinheung University,
Yangjungko, Soongmoonko joined the race. Jongwoo Im became the winner
this year again with a new record of 1 hour 23 minutes and 16 seconds.
He was followed by Taebong Han and Joongyeup Lee. minutes and 25
seconds. Kyubok Baek followed him as a third winner..
A rookie Seungchul Han's specfacular debut
The 27th Dong-A Marathon - April 23, 1956 Competition for a new
record became more and more intense. Joongwoo Im, the winner of
the last Marathon did his best to set a new record but his was outrun
by rookies like Seungchul Han from the Marine Corps or Changhoon
Lee from Yangjungko. Seungchul Han's record was 1:21:42.
Changhoon Lee became the winner for the first time
The 28th Dong-A Marathon - April 21, 1957 Changhoon
Lee who was ranked the 4th at the Melbourne Olympics in 1956 became
the first winner finally the next year. He continued to lead the
race from the beginning and passed the finish line new a new Dong-A
Marathon record of 1 hour 20 minutes and 28 seconds. He was follo
wed by Taebong Han and Younghee Lee. At the same day, Jongwoo Im
became the 3rd winner at the Boston Marathon with 2:24:55 and Seungchul
Han became the 5th winner.