Preview, schedules and television of the Edreams Mitja Marató of Barcelona
The Ethiopian runner Roza Dereje, winner of the last edition, will try to beat the world half marathon record in Barcelona tomorrow (8:45 a.m.), a test that will bring together 23,000 runners, including 7,500 women. Dereje, 22, won last year with a record of 1h.06: 01, his best personal brand, and his goal is to break the record of the Barcelona test, which he holds, since February 15, 2015, the Kenyan Florence Kiplagat with a record of 1h.05: 09 and that its moment was world record.
Will also try to overcome The current world record, held by Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei, with 1h.04: 51, achieved in Valencia on October 27, 2017. The Ethiopian runner arrives in Barcelona after a record of 2h.18: 30 in Marathon, the tenth best mark of all time, was achieved in Valencia on December 1.
They will be with her top athletes like the Ethiopian also Zeineba Yimer, with a better mark of 1h.05.46 (2019); the Kenyan Dorcas Jepchumba Kimeli (1h.07: 44/2019), the German Alina Reh (1h.09: 31) or the Portuguese Jessica Augusto, bronze in the Amsterdam European 2016, with a better record of 1h.10: 29 (2010).
Also highlights Madrid veteran runner Diana Martín, bronze in the European 2014 in the 3,000 obstacles and with an accredited mark of 1h.13: 19 (Valencia 2018), the badalonesa Miriam Ortiz, Catalan pentacampeona of 10 km and with a mark of 1h.14: 14 in the distance or Alicante Gema Barrachina (1h.14: 16).
For the men's test record
In the men's category, the goal is to improve the record of the test held by the Ethiopian Mule Washiun, winner in 2018, when he set the record with a time of 59:44, being the only runner who has dropped the time in the city . This will be done with the presence of the Eritrean Abraham Osmar, with a better mark of 59:46 (Lisbon 2019); from Kenyan Victor Kimutai Chumo (1h.00: 03/2018); Moses Koech (1h.00: 11/2019) or Ugandan Víctor Kiplangat, world champion of mountain races in 2h.17 and with a better record of 1h.00: 16 as rivals.
Your compatriot will also compete Stephen Kissa, 24, a 5,000 meter specialist, but its 10 km (27:47) and 15 km (41:49) marks make it possible to improve the men's record of the event. The Spanish representation is led by the Soriano Daniel Mateo, with a better homologated mark of 1h.03: 53, achieved last year in Barcelona and will be one of the Spanish marathoners at the Tokyo Games.
With him he will be marathon veteran Martín Fiz, 56, world and European marathon champion with a better mark in the half marathon of 1h.01: 08 (1996) and that last year he achieved the world record of 10 km for over 55 years (31:36). Go for the World Record of distance.
The usual homologated Barcelona urban circuit of 21,097 meters is maintained, almost flat and with few curves, which favors good brands.