News : Results, photos and videos eDreams MItja Marató of Barcelona 2020

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Results, photos and videos eDreams MItja Marató of Barcelona 2020

Results eDreams Mitja Marató of Barcelona 2020

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  • Barcelona breaks its records in one eDreams Mitja Marató for the story: 23,000 athletes have filled the streets of Barcelona, ​​which has lived a running party.
  • 134 runners have managed to lose 1h10 ’, which demonstrates the speed of the Barcelona circuit
  • Kenyan Victor Chumo (59’58 ”) and Ethiopian Ashete Bekere (1h6’37”) win the victory.

Barcelona has done it again. The city has shone as in the best occasions in a 30th edition of the eDreams Mitja Marató Barcelona that has gone down in history. And it is that 23,000 runners, absolute record of the test, had registered to enjoy one of the best half marathons in the world. Among them, more than 10,000 foreigners (45%) and 7,500 women (32.6%) figures never reached that show that this race enjoys the best of health and a prestige that crosses borders.

It has been the Kenyan Victor Chumo The winner of the race with a great record. He has managed to get out of the hour (59’58 ”) and with that he has achieved the second best mark in the history of this race. Chumo won a tight sprint to the Ugandan Stephen Kissa and also the Kenyan Moses Koech, both with the same time: a fair hour.

“I am very happy with the victory, but more for having lowered my mark in a minute. I really liked the race and its route. It is a very fast circuit. I had been looking for the 59 minutes for a long time and here I have achieved it, ”Chumo declared on arrival.

In the female category, the Ethiopian Right rub, which started as a favorite to repeat the triumph of 2019, he took off the race head at kilometer 17, a circumstance that took advantage of his compatriots Ashete Bekere (1h06’37 ”) and Asnakech Awoke (1h07’04”) to overcome him. Third was the Kenyan Dorcas Kimeli (1h07’10 ”) and Dereje finished fourth with 1h08’38”. “I am glad to have finished the first one in a very beautiful layout and in a city with a lot of atmosphere. I am very grateful, ”said Awoke exultant after the triumph.

The best Spanish has been Dani Mateo, who has achieved a magnificent 1h02’35 ”with which he has achieved the minimum for the World Half Marathon to be held in Poland on March 29. The Soriano athlete, with an Olympic place for a marathon in his pocket, finished 16th place. The first Spanish to reach the finish line was Laura Méndez (1h13'19 ”), beating Gemma Barrachina (1h13'33”) and Diana Martín ( 1h14'00 ”), the latter with a successful past in 3,000 obstacles and is making the marathon jump.

The test, which has the Gold Label awarded by World Athletics, has had 200 elite athletes. The circuit has proven to be very suitable for flying, as evidenced by the 48 athletes who have dropped from 1h05 ’and the 134 who have run in less than 1h10’.

Juan Porcar, CEO of the RPM-MKTG organizer was very satisfied with the day. “We have an eDreams Mitja Marató from Barcelona that is giving us many joys. The design of the route and the organizational structure is making the fan, the one who enjoys doing this sport, have in Barcelona one of the referents of the half marathons both nationally and internationally. In fact, this edition we have reached 45% of foreign brokers. With this circuit we aspire to continue making good marks and to address the world record in the not too distant future ”.

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