The International İzmir Marathon, which was held under the measures of the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) epidemic, has been completed. The marathon was won by Kenyan Sang Benard Cheruiyot in men and Judith Jeptum Korir from the same country for women.
283 athletes participated in the organization organized by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and limited participation to 300 athletes due to the pandemic.
The marathon, which started in Lausanne Square, was run along the route of Karşıyaka Atatürk Monument, İnciraltı City Forest, Vasıf Çınar Boulevard. .
In the men’s category, Kenyan Sang Benard Cheruiyot took first place with his time of 2 hours 15 minutes 16 seconds, while Olivier Irabaruta from Burundi came second with his time of 2.15.25 and Denis Kipngeno Chircihr from Kenya with his time of 2.19.56. .
In women, Judith Jeptum Korir from Kenya finished the race in the first place with a time of 2 hours 30 minutes 59 seconds. After Korir, Lucy Karimi from Kenya came in second with a time of 2.35.05 and Ethiopian Zerfie Limeneh Tesama with a time of 2.37.54 came in third.
10 KILOMETER RACE
In the 10-kilometer run, which was started half an hour after the marathon, Ömer Alkanoğlu came first with 30.18, Murat Emektar second with 30.36 and Alper Demir third with 30.42 in the men’s category.
Natalia Gyurten was the first with 42.43 in women. Esra Nur Gökçek took the second place with 42.55 and İpek Öztosun came third with 43.05.
687 participants sweated in the race where participation was limited to 700 people.
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