Kettlebell Marathon League 2019

Each athlete has 30 min to perform as many repetitions as possible without placing his/ her kettlebell down. The athlete may change hands at will. If the athlete puts the kettlebell down before the 30 minutes are over, his results will be voided (score = 0).

Athletes must compete in the same discipline at each of the 3 stages throughout the league, but may use different kettlebell sizes. If any athlete wants to, it is possible to compete in more than one discipline – or all of them.

Athletes compete according to their discipline and weight category, using a coefficient based on the kettlebell size they chose to lift.

Video Submission

Athletes may be allowed to participate in the Ultimate Girevik League through  video submission. The video submission must judged and validated by an IKMF certified judge. By contacting your IKMF country representative you can get help to find a judge. The judge does not have to be from your own country.

Video submissions must be accessible online and contain evidence of body weight and KB weight.

The Agreement between athlete and judge is voluntary non-profit and concluded directly between the parties, but still any arrangements for fair compensation for the judge is fully approved by UGC.

Weight divisions

  • Women: -60, 60-70, +70kg
  • Men: -75, 75-85, +85kg
  • Weight fluctuations: an athlete may end up being in different weight classes over the course of a year. However, his/her heaviest weight category will be used for the final score.
  • In the case of a tie, the athlete with the lowest body weight wins.

Age divisions

Age is calculated according to the athlete’s year of birth, NOT the actual birthday.

  • Junior division: Under 15
  • Open division: 15-49 years
  • Veteran division: Over 50 (Veterans are free to compete in the open class)


One Arm Disciplines:

  • Long Cycle
  • Jerk
  • Snatch
  • Half snatch

Two Arm Disciplines:

  • Long Cycle
  • Jerk
  • Half Snatch

Kettlebell Size & Coefficients

In 2019 we introduce a whole new coefficient system. The new 2019-coefficient does not differentiate between junior, men, women og veteran and it is the same for all disciplines.


KB Weight in kg Coefficient
4 0,36
6 0,55
8 0,74
10 0,94
12 1,14
14 1,35
16 1,57
18 1,79
20 2,02
22 2,25
24 2,49
26 2,74
28 2,99
30 3,26
32 3,52
34 3,80
36 4,08
38 4,37
40 4,67

Check with the organizer of an event which sizes will be available to compete with!


Score = repetitions * KB coefficient

The score from each stage is accumulated into a final total score.


If a male athlete does Half Snatch with 24 kg and achieves 420 reps.

Score: 420 x 2,49 = 1045,80 points

A female athlete does double LC with 2x10kg and achieves 275 reps.

Score: 275 x 0,94 = 258,5 points



Athletes from Norway, Denmark and Finland in The Finale of The Ultimate Girevik Cup 2015 in Sønderborg, Denmark