The 22nd edition of the Movistar Madrid Half Marathon, a World Athletics Label Road Race event, along with the seventh Carrera ProFuturo, will take place on Sunday, March 26. Approximately 19,000 participants will compete in the races, with the men’s and women’s elite fields expected to provide plenty of excitement for those in attendance and those watching the live broadcast online. Eventos Motorpress – Madrid Half Marathon Live Stream
The African contingent aims to break the current course records in both the men’s and women’s categories. Three men, Kenyan athlete Hillary Kipkoech, Ethiopian Tadese Takele Bikila, and Eritrean Abrar Osman, have sub-one-hour personal bests over the distance and are the main favorites to fight for victory at the finish line. – Read more: Updated: United Airlines NYC Half Marathon 2023 Results
However, other top athletes, such as Kenyan athletes Enos Kales, Edwin Kipruto, Albert Rop, Edwin Kipkemoi, Jackson Kipleting, and Ethiopian debutant Tesema Mokenin, are also expected to make a strong showing.
Spanish runner Javi Guerra is coming into the race in one of his best moments, having recently run the second-best 10km road race in his long career. He hopes to confirm his good form this Sunday, while Yago Rojo’s comeback is also highly anticipated.
In the women’s category, Spaniard athlete Clara Simal, who is coming off a strong performance in Seville where she ran a personal best of 2:30:25, hopes to challenge the African athletes and be the hero for the local fans.
The 36-year-old year will be aiming to match strides with Kenyan Sharon Kemboi, who finished second in 2022 with a time of 1:07:28, and Ethiopians Alemitu Tariku Olana and Ayinadis Teshome Birle, who finished second and third, respectively, in the 2021 edition.
Zewditu Aderaw Gelaw, also from Ethiopia, holds the fastest personal best among the entrants with 1:07:25 achieved this year. The start also includes athletes such as Roselidah Jepketer, Mesekerem Molla Moges, and Caroline Chepkemoi.