Sunday July 21st, 2019
Distance: Half Marathon
If you’re looking for a wild introduction to racing in France, try this Half Marathon in the protected wilderness of the Massif Central.
The race starts in Marvejols, a medieval town with a rich history, and finishes in Mende with two famous cols and plenty of course-side entertainment separating the ancient towns. With locals daubing words of encouragement underfoot on the climbs, you could imagine yourself tackling a mountain stage of the Tour de France.
|2nd Male||1:14:20||Chepkorom Ezakiel||27||Uganda|
|3rd Male||1:14:48||Bett Bernard||26||Kenya|
|4th Male||1:14:57||Kirui Felix||33||Kenya|
|2nd Female||1:27:36||Karanja Ruth||29||Kenya|
|3rd Female||1:27:45||Negasa Chaltu||26||Ethiopia|
|4th Female||1:28:27||Abere Alebachew Sela||30||Ethiopia|
The Marvejols-Mende half-marathon is now considered like one of the best races in France, and its renown crossed many borders. People happily come back massively to this event. The landscapes, the great atmosphere all race long, the friendships, the Sunday night fever, there are all the ingredients so that sport becomes a celebration above it all.
More than 5000 road race-lovers coming from all over the world and across the country, some young and some less younghit the winding and sloping roads for 22,4 kilometers in the midst of Lozère’s beautiful scenery.