Istanbul hosts the 19th edition of the Half Marathon


On Sunday, the city of Istanbul hosted the 19th edition of the Half Marathon race, sponsored by the Turkish “Isbank”.

The race was organized in two categories, 21 km and 10 km, with the participation of 14,000 athletes from 72 countries.

68 athletes participated in the elite category race, including 47 male and 21 female competitors from 34 countries.

Moroccan runner Hicham Amghar won the elite race with a time of 59.46 minutes, followed by Ethiopian Dinkalem Ailey with 59.53 minutes, and then his compatriot Gemego Boti with 01.00.02 hours.

In the women’s category, Kenyan runner Shelia Gelangat won first place with a time of 1 hour, 6 minutes and 46 seconds, followed by her compatriot with 01.07.11 hours, and then Ethiopian Zewdito Aderaw with 01.08.16 hours.