Lemma wins the Valencia Marathon

Sisay Lemma has been proclaimed winner of Trindad Alfonso Valencia Marathon 2023 breaking the record of the Valencian test with 2.01.47. 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.

Valencia Marathon 2023: route and closed streets

Although all eyes were on Kenenisa Bekele and Joshua Cheptegei, it was Lemma who won the Valencia Marathonwithout being able to beat the world record of Kiptum in Chicago set at 2:00:35, but achieving the best mark of the test Valenciawith the aforementioned 2.01.47, and the sixth best world record in all history. For its part, Tariku Novales, with 2:05.47, has established a new record for Spain.

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Valencia Marathon 2023
Francisco Calabuig/Eduardo Ripoll

Without being able to overcome Kiptum

The Ugandan Kevin Kiptum, current world record after winning the Chicago Marathon with 2:00:35, established the test record in the last edition with 2:01:53, which Lemma now reduced by five seconds to take the 30,000 euros prize established for whoever achieves 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.

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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.

2023-12-03 09:19:00
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