VALENCIA MARATHON 2020: RACE RECORDS BY CHEBET 2H03:00 & JEPCHIRCHIR 2H17:16

VALENCIA MARATHON 2020: RACE RECORDS. The Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon has taken another step in its goal of continuing to improve its world position, becoming the third fastest marathon in the world thanks to Kenyan Evans Chebet’s 2h03:00 mark. (behind Berlin and London) and starring in a historic day in Valencia City of Running.

If the Marathon has been brilliant, the Half Marathon has been the best in world history: World Record 57.32 and also up to four bibs below the previous one. We start with the 42,195 meters: Double record of men’s and women’s career, plus Spanish record by Ayad Lamdassem 2h 06:35.


Three more men have run below the test record that was set at 2h03:51, completing a spectacular podium. Lauwrence Cherono (2h03:04) was second, Birhanu Legese (2h03:16) third and Amos Kipruto (2h03:30). In addition, there have been 30 under 2h10 athletes.

The great athletic journey has not stayed there because in the women’s category, Peres Jepchirchir has broken the record of the test with his 2h17:16; Ayad Lamdassem has done the same with Spain’s record with his 2:06:35. and 61 runners have achieved the Olympic minimums they’ve been looking for.

Spanish record by Ayad Lamdassem 

The female podium has been completed by Joyceline Jepkosgei (2h18:40) and Helalia Johannes (2h19:59).
Thus, with the success of the celebration of its Elite Edition (in which only professional athletes have raced), the Valencia Marathon is confirmed as one of the largest in the most complicated year for its organization due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

VALENCIA MARATHON 2020

The Valencia Marathon 2020 has taken another step to improve its world position. Today it has become the third fastest marathon in the world thanks to Kenyan Evans Chebet’s 2h03:00 mark. and starring in a historic day in Valencia City of Running. Only Berlin and London have better brands.

Three more men have run below the test record that was set at 2h03:51, completing a spectacular podium. Lauwrence Cherono (2h03:04) was second, Birhanu Legese (2h03:16) third and Amos Kipruto (2h03:30). In addition, there have been 30 under 2h10 athletes. Ayad Lamdassem broke Spain’s record with his 2:06:35. and 61 runners have achieved the Olympic minimums they’ve been looking for.

The great athletic journey has not stayed there because in the women’s category, Peres Jepchirchir has broken the record of the test with his 2h17:16; The female podium has been completed by Joyceline Jepkosgei (2h18:40) and Helalia Johannes (2h19:59).

At the time of the international final balance sheet. the Valencia Marathon is confirmed as one of the largest in the most complicated year for its organization due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Valencia 2020 was again record day in both the men’s and women’s category.

On the male side, we’ve been left with that great duel between Kenyans Evans Chebet and Lawrence Cherono. A fight snug for the first in the final meters, squiding the clock at 2h03:00 just 4″ from his opponent. Bronze for Ethiopian Birhanu Legese (2h03:6) and six men below 2h05.

In women, Kenyan Peres Jepchirchir, who was proclaimed half marathon world champion in Gdynia two months ago, has pulverized her personal mark of 2h23:50. He does it for six minutes (!). It leaves us with a new test record with 2h17.16. A chrono that places her as the fifth best Marathon in history, leaving behind her compatriot Joyciline Jepkosgei (2h18.40) and Namibian Helalia Johannes (2h19.52).


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Read the original article in Spanish HERE.
Post by Héctor Rubio for Trailrunningspain