Saturday, March 26, 2011

Results for this week three big running events in Italy: Stramilano half Marathon, Treviso and Ferrara Marathon

During last week of March 2011, three major events are relevant for International runners willing to run in Italy.

First of all, the second largest half marathon in the country, Stramilano, takes place this morning at 10:45am from Piazza Duomo. This is the 40th edition and more than 5,200 runners participated to the competitive race, a figure that is 35% higher than previous year, where however Stramilano faced competition with Scarpadoro in the nearby Vigevano. The result was interesting from a performance perspective: 31 athletes finished before 70 minutes, and the Kenian winner Kisorio Mathew Kipkoech just reached the finish line 3 seconds after 1 hour from the start. On the other side, around 50,000 took part to the non competitive one.

Moreover, the 8th edition of the Treviso Marathon took also place. Almost 3000 runners have enrolled to this  edition, and 2186 completed the competition. Clearly Treviso has a downhill route, allowing the possibility to generate personal best. The Maroccan Nasef Ahmed won in 2h13:06 seconds, while the first Italian Francesco Bona who represents the new Italian running hope for the 2012 Olympics Games in London, arrived third and improved his personal best by 2 minutes. Finally, after 1 year stop, the Ferrara Marathon started back with a different route, inside the city that has been declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. The athletes had the chance to run inside the Castello Estense, very closed to the finish line in the center of the city. 636 runners completed the 26.2 miles in Ferrara, with the Kenian Biwott Zakayo Kipsang arriving in 2h25:06 seconds.

Since few readers are interested to see the full results, you can find below this morning results:

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