Bugün İspanya’da koşulan ve Yarış Direktörlüğünü Dünya Maraton Birliği (AIMS) Başkanı Paco Borao‘nun yaptığı Valencia Yarı Maratonu’nda, 21km 97,5m mesafeli yarışı Kenyalı Kibiwott Kandie 57 dakika 32 saniyede koşarak erkekler dünya rekorunun sahibi oldu.
Kadınlarda ise Etiyopyalı Genzebe Dibaba 1.05.18’lik derecesiyle birinci oldu.
Kibiwott Kandie sets a new world record (57:32) in the Valencia Half Marathon
6 December, 2020The Kenyan Kibiwott Kandie with his 57:32 has achieved a new world record in the Half Marathon Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP Elite Edition, which was held in Valencia City of Running with an event only for professional athletes. The runner’s victory represents a new world record after surpassing the record of 58:01 set by Kamworor in Copenhagen in 2019.
In addition, three more men have bested the previous world record: Jacob Kiplimo (57:37), Rhonex Kipruto (57:49) and Alexander Mutiso (57:59), confirming that the Valencia circuit is the best in the world for achieving great race times and setting records. In the women’s race, the winner was the Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba with a time of 1h05:18, followed by Sheila Chepkirui with 1h05:39 and then the 2019 winner Senbere Teferi with 1:05:51.
42km 195m mesafeli Valencia Maratonu’nu ise bir diğer Kenyalı Evans Chebet 2.03.00 ile kazandı.
Valencia’da koşan Türk maratoncu Mestan Turhan 2.12.56 ile en iyi derecesini yaptı. Daha önce İstanbul’da koştuğu 2.16.35’lik en iyi derecesini geliştiren Mestan Turhan, bu dereceyle tüm zamanlar Türkiye listesinde sekizinci sıraya yükseldi.
Chebet wins the Valencia Elite Edition Marathon with 2h03:00 and puts Valencia in the world’s Top 3
6 December, 2020
The Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon has taken another step towards its goal of continuing to improve its global position, becoming the third fastest marathon in the world thanks to the 2h03:00 mark of the Kenyan Evans Chebet. (behind Berlin and London) and starring in a historic day in Valencia City of Running.
Three more men have run under the previous record of the event which was last set at 2h03:51, and in doing so completed a spectacular podium. Lauwrence Cherono (2h03:04) was second, Birhanu Legese (2h03:16) third and Amos Kipruto (2h03:30). In addition, there were 30 sub 2h10 athletes.
The great athletic day did not stop there because in the women’s category, Peres Jepchirchir has broken the record of the event with her 2h17:16; Ayad Lamdassem did the same with the Spanish record with her 2:06:35. Besides which, 61 runners have achieved the Olympic minimums they were looking for.
The women’s podium was completed by Joyceline Jepkosgei (2h18:40) and Helalia Johannes (2h19:59).
Thus, with the success of its Elite Edition (in which only professional athletes have run), the Valencia Marathon is confirmed as one of the biggest in the most complicated year for its organization due to the COVID-19 pandemic.