News : The Istanbul half marathon, Easter gift packed with world TOPs

News : The Istanbul half marathon, Easter gift packed with world TOPs

Kandie will be one of the big stars in Istanbul / EFE

Unexpected present for this upcoming Easter. The Istanbul Half Marathon will be held next Easter Sunday (April 4) and will bring together stars from the world fund in one of the first great races of this 2021. Surely the best since Valencia. In fact, the world record holder for distance, Kibiwott Kandie, which achieved its registration in the Spanish city, is confirmed to run in the streets of the Turkish city.

In the male section, in principle, the German is also confirmed Amanal petros (He has assured that he is looking for the National Record, which is Carsten Eich with 60:34) or the world runner-up in Gdynia Melat Kejeta.

Kosgei leads the women’s event

In the feminine section, the poster is not short. The world marathon ‘recordwoman’ Brigid Kosgei will be the main protagonist in a test in which the woman with the fourth best record in history in the Philippides distance, Ruth Chepng’etich, will also participate. The event has been held since 1987 and, after suffering several stops, it was resumed in 2015. In this context of a pandemic in which so many road races are being canceled (the last and most important the RAK half marathon), it seems that the Istanbul can be one of the great references before the Olympic Games marathon in Sapporo.

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