Barcelona recovers its marathon 32 months later

32 months have passed. Since March 2019, Barcelona has not hosted its traditional marathon, which reaches its 42nd edition this Sunday with the participation of 15,000 runners. COVID and the resulting restrictions prevented the 2020 and 2021 editions from being held normally, although it was already set on the calendar that it would be this November 7. In 2022 the marathon returns to its usual dates: April 3.

Of the 15,000 participants, 4,200 will be women. 46.5% are foreigners, so Barcelona demonstrates the internationalization of their career once again. The objective, as mentioned in the presentation that was held this Thursday at the Olympic Museum in Barcelona, ​​is to break the records of the tests, and for this there will be a good cast of athletes who have ever run below their figures.

Among those registered stand out the Ethiopian Yemane Tsegay, world runner-up in distance in Beijing 2015 with 2: 13.08 and with a personal best of 2:04:48, achieved in Rotterdam in 2012, together with the Ugandan Filex Chemonges, 28 and with a best of 2: .05: 12 (Toronto 2019). They are followed by the Kenyan corridor Marius kimutai, nationalized by Bahrain, with 2: 05.47 (Amsterdam 2016), winner of the Taiyuan and Hangzou (China) marathons.

Also present will be the Kenyan Anthony Marítim, winner of the Barcelona Marathon in 2018 with a personal best of 2h. 06:54, achieved with his third place in the test in 2019. The Spanish representation is led by the Badalonese Sergio Enriquez (2.24: 28), along with Carles Montllor from Sabadell (2.24: 36) and Vic Jordi Alsina’s long distance runner (2.26: 52).

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In the female category, three athletes stand out: the Ethiopian Timbit Gidey, with a best mark of 2.23: 37, achieved in Valencia in 2018; the kenyan Betty Wilson Lempus, with 2.23: 40 (Shanghai 2018) and the young Ethiopian Mesere Belete, bronze in the 2019 African Games Half Marathon and with a best time of 2.24: 54 (Houston 2020).

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