Kenyan Antony Kimtai and the Ethiopian Enatnesh Alamrew Tirusew won the 16th Porto Half Marathon race, this Sunday on some of the city’s streets, again, with connection, to Vila Nova de Gaia. The event, marked by a new record in the women’s sector, was attended by around eight thousand athletes.
Tirusew set the best new time at 01:07.13 hours, after beating Kenyan Nancy Chepleting by 2.31 minutes, while Tigist Gashaw, from Bahrain completed the podium, at 2.52 from the first. Dulce Félix was the fastest Portuguese woman, finishing in 01:15.59, followed by Susana Santos and Sara Duarte.
Antony Kimtai was the fastest in the men's sector, crossing the finish line in 01:01.39, leaving behind compatriots Mike Kiptum Boit, three seconds behind, and Barnaba Kipkoech, 15 seconds behind. Fábio Oliveira was the best Portuguese athlete, in 01:16.53, followed by José Sousa and Daniel Pinheiro.
The rain didn’t stop the around eight thousand athletes from participating in the 21- and 5-kilometers competitions. Each one at their own pace, among friends and family, on a morning full of energy and joy, broadcasted live on RTP1.
Prior to giving the awards, former athletes (Domingos Castro, Dionísio Castro, António Pinto, Ezequiel Canário, Fernanda Ribeiro, Paulo Guerra, and Miguel Mostaza), were distinguished by the organization , with a symbolic gift of the competition.
The Awards Ceremony for the winners of the 16th edition of the Porto Half Marathon was attended by the Sports councilwoman, Catarina Araújo.