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Kenyan’s Eliud Mwangi and Philip Kibungei ran well below the course record at the Napoli City Half Marathon today. The two crossed the tenth kilometer in an unofficial time of 28:35, a pace that, if they maintained, would bring them in under 61 minutes, but the climbs and a light wind slowed them in the second half of the race.
The two fought to the last meter with a thrilling sprint to the finish, ending with both men having the same time of 1:01:21. Philip Kibungei was the winner in what was his debut in Europe at this distance.
More than 4000 runners are expected to participate in the 5th annual race through the historic city, from the waterfront to the Castel dell’Ovo, the Teatro San Carlo to the Piazza del Plebiscito, the course will lead you through the most fascinating areas of Naples Italy, set in one of the most picturesque views of the Mediterranean. A strong elite field are aiming for sub 60 minute performances. (01/31/2018) ⚡AMP
Nobert Kigen and Felix Kandie of Kenya headline a men’s pro field aiming for a sub-60 minute performance at the fifth Napoli City Half Marathon in Naples, Italy. February 4 will mark the fifth edition of the race and the second under the direction of Carlo Capalbo, a native of Napoli who serves as chairman of the IAAF Road Running Commission, and the president of the RunCzech Organization. Capalbo has made it his personal mission to bring a world-class running event to his hometown.
Sondre Nordstad Moen has confirmed the 5th Annual Napoli City Half Marathon on February 4 in Naples, Italy. Normally held in optimal conditions with the average temperature of 50F, the course goes through the most fascinating areas of the city, set in one of the most picturesque views of the Mediterranean. Moen had an amazing 2017. At the Fukuoka Marathon he set a new European Record 2:05:48. Before he improved to number three on the European half marathon list with 59:48, in Valencia. (01/23/2018) ⚡AMP
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