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Valencia Half Marathon

Sunday October 24th, 2021
Valencia, Spain
Distance: Half Marathon

The Trinidad Alfonso Valencia Half Marathon has become one of the top running events in the world in its 26thyear. For the third year running, Valencia is the fastest half marathon in the world. The race, organized by SD Correcaminos Athletics Club, celebrated its silver anniversary in style with record participation, record crowd numbers, Silver label IAAF accreditation and an atmosphere that you will not find anywhere else in the world.

The Trinidad Alfonso Foundation is supporting the event in which many of the world’s best athletes and thousands of members of the public will run on a fast, unique course with the finishing line in the City of Arts and Sciences.

The official name of the event will, therefore, be the IAAF/Trinidad Alfonso World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018 (or its corresponding name in Spanish, IAAF/Trinidad Alfonso Campeonato del Mundo de Media Maratón Valencia 2018). The Trinidad Alfonso Foundation, a non-profit foundation chaired by Juan Roig, has the aim of promoting values such as a strong work ethic through sports projects that take place in the Valencia region.

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Race Date: 12/06/2020 Distance: Half Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 57:32 Kibiwott Kandie KEN
2nd Male 57:37 Jacob Kiplimo UGA
3rd Male 57:49 Rhonex Kipruto KEN
4th Male 57:59 Alexander Mutiso KEN
Female 1:05:18 Genzebe Dibaba ETH
2nd Female 1:05:39 Sheila Chepkirui KEN
3rd Female 1:05:51 Senbere Teferi ETH
4th Female 1:07:18 Dorcas Tuitoek KEN
Division Time Name Age Home
Valencia Half Marathon

(2020) On Sunday morning December 6 in Valencia, Kenya’s Kibiwott Kandies smashed thehalf-marathon world record, becoming the first person ever to break 58 minutes. Kandie ran 57:32, breaking Geoffrey Kamworor previous record (58:01) which he set in 2019, by 29 seconds.

The top five men remained in a tight pack through 19K, all on world record pace. Around 20K, Kandie and eventual second-place finisher (and current world champion)Jacob Kiplimobroke away, trading leads until Kandie took the race and the world record. The top four men all ran under the previous world best, with third place Phonex Kiptruto finishing in 57:49 and fourth place Alexander Mutisoin 57:59. To make matters even more impressive, it was Kipruto’s half-marathon debut (making it the fastest debut in history).
Earlier this year Kandies was disappointed at the half-marathon championships, after kilometres of strong running, Kandie lost the race to Kiplimo who took the title. Today, Kandie becomes the first person to run four sub-59 half-marathons in one year and owns his first world record.

Women’s race

In the women’s race,Genzebe Dibabawon the event in her debut over the distance. She ran a 1:05:18 to become the 12th-fastest woman to ever cover 21.1K. After running most of the race solo, with only her pacers accompanying her, she comfortably took the win. Second place went toSheila Chepkuruiin 1:05:39 and third place toSenbere Teferiin 1:05:51.

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