Istanbul Marathon was Run for the 44th Time

Wed, Nov 9, 2022 12:00 AM

The 44th Istanbul Marathon was run on November 6th, 2022. The organization was held by Spor Istanbul, which is a subsidiary of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, and Ethiopian athlete Sechale Dalasa, and Kenyan athlete Robert Kipkemboi won the marathon in women's and men's categories, respectively.

Istanbul Marathon is the only marathon with a continental crossing in the world held with four categories. These categories were 42K, 42K Skating, 15K, and 8K Public runs. More than 60,000 people participated in the organization including the Major of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and other politicians.

Winners of the 44th Istanbul Marathon Are Kenyan and Ethiopian Athletes

The track was 42.195 kilometers long, which started 250 meters behind the 15 July Martyrs Bridge on the Anatolian Side and ended in Sultanahmet Square.

Kenyan athlete Robert Kipkemboi wins the marathon in the men's category with a time of 2 hours 10 minutes 18 seconds. Bahraini Marius Kimutai completed the marathon second with a time of 2 hours 10 minutes 27 seconds, and Kenyan Sila Kiptoo completed the marathon third with a time of 2 hours 11 minutes 42 seconds.

On the other hand, Ethiopian athlete Sechale Dalasa won the marathon in the women's category. She completed the marathon in a time of 2 hours 25 minutes 54 seconds. Another Ethiopian athlete Melesech Tsegaye completed the marathon second with a time of 2 hours 29 minutes 1 second, and again Ethiopian athlete Ethlemahu Sintayehu completed the marathon third with a time of 2 hours 31 minutes 38 seconds.

No Records Were Broken

The interest of the public in the marathon was quite high and more than 30,000 people attended the event. The public race for the marathon started from the Altunizade Bridge and ended in Besiktas province.

The public run track was 8 kilometers long and it was completed right in front of the park in Dolmabahce Palace. Citizens attending the marathon also crossed a continent and enjoyed a great marathon experience.

Despite great interest and participation, no records were broken this year. Currently, the record holder is Kenyan athlete Daniel Kipkore Kibet, who broke the record with a time of 2 hours 9 minutes 44 seconds in 2019.

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