Feleke, Mutai, Yego, Mwangangi and Kisorio will lead the group of runners as they fly over Valencia

10 November, 2016

More than 19,000 runners will take part in the Trinidad Alfonso EDP Valencia Marathon, organized by SD Correcaminos and the Valencia City Government. Among them, there is a small group of outstanding runners who will take the lead. The current race winners, John Nzau Mwangangi and Beata Naigambo, will not find it easy to win again this year, since there will be a group of runners who will give their best at the Valencia Marathon and will aim at achieving the best times ever in the history of Spain.

In the 2016 edition, 16 male runners with times under 02:10:00 will take part in the Trinidad Alfonso EDP Valencia Marathon. The Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai comes first with a time of 2:04:15 (there is no doubt he was the best marathoner in 2011 and 2012; now he wants to make up for lost time due to injuries) and the Ethiopian Getu Feleke Zegeye (whit a time of 2:04:50, he has done times under 2:06:00 on several occasions in his sports career). Furthermore, the current race champion and the best mark in Spain (2:06:13), John Nzau Mwangangi, will also aim at mounting the podium together with Solomon Kirwa Yego, best Half Marathon mark in 2016 (58:44, Roma Ostia), the young Cosmas Kiplimo Lagat (winner of the Seville Marathon this year) or the runner-up in the 2015 Valencia Marathon Matthew Kipkoech Kisorio.

There will be great female runners in the 2016 edition of the 42,195 metre race too. The outstanding Lucy Wangui Kabuu, with a time under 2:20:00 in 2012, will take part in the Valencia Marathon and 8 more women under 02:30:00 will also run here. The twice champion in Valencia Beata Naigambo will have to try her best if she wants to win for the third time in the City of Running.

Many top athletes come to Valencia thanks to Personal Best

Participation of men with times under 02:20:00 and women under 02:45:00 has rocketed thanks to Personal Best, a new program addressed to top athletes. There will be up to 54 men from 20 different countries and 19 women from 14 nationalities who qualify as elite athletes and who will strive to beat their personal best in six different groups led by pacemakers. Among them, 6 men and 2 Spanish women will try to break their own records. Some well-known runners will take part in it, such as the Valencian Marta Esteban or Rafa Iglesias. In addition, 23 runners have chosen Valencia to make the leap to the longest distance from the Olympic programme.

A high-speed 10K

The Trinidad Alfonso Valencia 10K will take place at the same time that the Valencia Marathon and top athletes will also strive to mount its podium. Among male runners, Jaouad Oumellal stands out, and among female runners, the ones who stand out are Salima Charki and the current Spanish marathon winner Paula González Berodia.


MEN Athlete Country PB WOMEN Athlete Country PB
MUTAI Geoffrey Kiprono KEN 2h04:15 KABUU Lucy Wangui KEN 2h19:34
ZEGEYE, Getu Feleke ETH 2h04:50 CHERENET, Betelhem Moges ETH 2h24:29
MWANGANGI John Nzau KEN 2h06:13 AIYABEI Valary Jemeli KEN 2h25:26
YEGON, Gilbert Kollum KEN 2h06:18 ZENNEBE, Aberu Mekuria ETH 2h25:30
KIRUI Peter Cheruiyot KEN 2h06:31 NAIGAMBO, Beata NAM 2h26:57
KISORIO, Mathew Kipkoech KEN 2h06:33 KIPROP Nancy Jespkosgei KEN 2h27:34
EL AZIZ Mustapha MAR 2h07:55 HE Yinli CHN 2h27:35
KEMBOI, Nicholas Kipngeno KEN 2h08:01 TEJEDA PUCUHUARAINGA, Gladys PER 2h28:12
LAGAT Cosmas Kiplimo KEN 2h08:14 QUAGLIA, Emma Linda ITA 2h28:15
YEGO Solomon Kirwa KEN 2h08:31 FERNANDES, Vanessa POR 2h31:25
HASSANE, Ahouchar MAR 2h08:47 AYACHI, Fatima MAR 2h33:50
LEBID, Sergii UKR 2h08:32 ESTEBAN, Marta ESP 2h34:42
ROTICH, Milton Kiplagat KEN 2h08:55 CASANUEVA, Marisa ESP 2h34:57
KIPCHIRCHIR Victor KEN 2h09:13 FIGUEROA, Ángela María COL 2h40:17
KOGEI David Kipketer KEN 2h10:13 ROA, Karen USA debut (1h14:35)
IGLESIAS, Rafael ESP 2h10:44 BIAGETTI, Laura ITA debut (1h16:35)
KIPTUM Abraham KEN 2h11:36 ROMAN, Sonja SLO debut (15:40)
BOUNASR, Salah Eddine MAR 2h11:53
BILAL, Mohammed MAR 2h11:11
ROMAN, Kejzar SLO 2h11:50
CÁCERES, Nacho ESP 2h11:58
MAZIBUKO Papie Michael RSA 2h12:29
KEMBOI, Edwin AUT 2h12:58
LEIVA, Jaime ESP 2h13:41
ZABLOCKI, Chris USA 2h15:39
MOLINA, José Ariel ARG 2h15:23
MARTELLETI, Paul GBR 2h16:49
AYALA, Derlys Ramón PAR 2h17:27
STUTZEL, Simon GER 2h17:51
ROZE, Renars LET 2h19:02
KANGOGO Albert Kipkosgei KEN debut (59:29)
ROTICH Edwin Kipsang KEN debut (59:32)
DGHOUGHI, Aissa MAR debut (1h01:44)
ZITANE, Ouais MAR debut (1h01:54)
MUTETI, Daniel Muindi KEN debut (1h02:11)
GARIBOLDI Simone ITA debut (1h02:51)
PINTO, Rui POR debut (1h04:14)
JARVENPAA, Jarkko FIN debut (1h04:30)
ALEM, Kidanu Bekeret ETI debut (1h04:58)
GIRGESONS, Janis LET debut (1h05:10)
KLEIST, Anders SUE debut (1h05:20)
BRANCATTO, Alessandro ESP debut (1h05:45)
FILIPAZZO, Nicholas USA debut (1h05:55)
BELLANI, Hicham MAR debut (27:55)
PIMENTEL, Licinio POR debut (29:08)
CAMILO, Santiago ESP debut (29:15)
LIU HONGLIANG CHN debut (29:46)
PEÓN, Marcos ESP debut (29:59)
MUGA, Rui POR debut (30:07)
ZARCO, Iván ESP debut (30:11)
TARUS Eliud Kiprop KEN Pacer
YEGON Geoffrey KEN Pacer
Hicham Ettaichmi MAR Pacer
Adil El Hand MAR Pacer

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