Sisay Lemma has been proclaimed winner of the Marathon Valencia Trindad Alfonso 2023 , breaking the record of the Valencian test with 2.01.48. The Ethiopian athlete has run in the race at all times together with Kibiwott Kandie and David Woldebut at the height of the old prison, he has accelerated the pace to head towards the finish line alone.
Although all eyes were on Kenenisa Bekele and Joshua Cheptegei, it was Lemma who won the Valencia Marathon, without being able to beat the world record ofKiptum in Chicago set at 2:00:35, but achieving the best mark of the test Valencia, with the aforementioned 2.01.48. For its part, Tariku Novales, with 2:05.48, has established a new record for Spain.
Without being able to overcome Kiptum
The Ugandan Kevin Kiptum, current world record after winning the Chicago Marathon with 2:00:35, he established the test record in the last edition with 2:01:53, which Lemma now reduced by five seconds to win the established 30,000 euros prize for whoever could achieve it.
About to turn 43 years old, Lemma was in a lead from the beginning of the test and at kilometer 35the subsequent champion launched his final attack and went after Kelvin Kiptum’s world record (2:00:35) and although he could not unseat the Kenyan.
Worknesh Degefa wins in women
The Ethiopian athlete Worknesh Degefa conquered this Sunday the 43rd edition of the Valencia Trinidad Alfonso Marathon with a provisional mark of 2:15:51, which is the eighth best mark in the entire history of the test. The athlete improved by almost two minutes her best mark in the distance so far and she was just under a minute away from the distance. test record.
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