Top healthiest city to live in the world
Did you know that in 2020 Valencia ranked at the 1st place as the healthiest city to live in the word? Moreover, the 3rd largest Spanish city is well known for its passion around sports. Football, tennis, basketball, and athletics in general play a crucial role for both the locals and the foreigners who live in the city. The city hosts several events every year. Participants from all around the world compete at those events at the highest level. Such a huge event is the Valencia Marathon.
History of Valencia Marathon
Since 1981, the Valencia city hosts annually one of the biggest marathons on earth named as Marathon Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP. The organizers of the marathon are Valencia sports club SD Correcaminos. Their event is ranked as the No.1 amongst marathons in the Spanish Road Races Ranking. Every year the marathon starts at Pont de Montolivet and ends next to the nearby Museu de les Ciencies Principe Felipe.
Unfortunately, last year the race organizer announced the cancellation of the in-person edition due to the pandemic. However, the participants were given three options: running virtually, postpone their entry to 2021 or claiming a full refund. Finally, the organizer announced that an “Elite Edition” of the race would be form. Also, at that event, they include a half marathon, where the runner managed to achieve a world record. The Kenyan runner, Kibiwott Kandie managed to complete the race at the exceptional time of 57:32.
Last year’s marathon was exceptional for everyone. But still the organizers managed to sort things out. Now, everyone is hungry for more. That is the reason why, people of Valencia are so excited for this year’s marathon!
Marathon Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP 2021
Here we are. The time has come. This Sunday 5th of December at 08:15h more than 14 000 participants from 108 different nationalities, ran these mythological 42,195 kilometers.
After 2 years of absence, thousands of non-professional runners return to compete. Lawrence Cherono (02:05:10) and Nancy Jelagat (02:19:31) were the 2 big winners of the race in male and female categories respectively.