Final Elite Fields for Valencia Marathon Announced

Posted by: Watch Athletics

The Valencia Marathon, taking place on December 3rd, is shaping up to be a thrilling event with an elite entry list, featuring legendary athletes and promising an intense competition. Here's a preview of what to expect:

Key Athletes and Expectations

Kenenisa Bekele: A three-time Olympic champion and five-time world champion with a personal best of 2:01:41. His participation alone adds a significant level of excitement to the event.

Gabriel Geay: The Tanzanian with a personal best of 2:03:00, is also expected to be a strong contender in the race.

Joshua Cheptegei: The Ugandan athlete's debut over the marathon distance is highly anticipated, adding an extra layer of excitement.

Seasoned Runners: Athletes like Alexander Mutiso, Sisay Lemma, Leul Gebresilase, Chalu Deso, and Titus Kipruto, all with sub-2h05 times, are looking to capitalize on Valencia's fast course.

Kibiwott Kandie: Known for his impressive records in Valencia Half Marathons, he's expected to show his true potential over the full marathon distance.

Women’s Race Highlights

The women’s race features elite marathoners including:

  1. Tsegay Gemechu: With a personal best of 2:16:56.
  2. Almaz Ayana: Clocking in at a personal best of 2:17:20.
  3. Worknesh Degefa: Holding a personal best of 2:17:41.
  4. Joan Chelimo and Hiwot Gebrekidan: Both experienced marathoners, they are expected to bring a tough competition.

Running enthusiasts interested in watching the event live, there are several options for online streaming and TV coverage available across various countries. Here are all the live TV broadcast and live stream details.

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