Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia before the London Marathon 2022

LONDON, Dec 2 – The Valencia Marathon Trinidad Alfonso 2023, one of the fastest marathons globally, is set to host an array of international elite athletes on December 3, with the aim of maintaining its prestigious standing in the world of long-distance running.

Where to watch the Valencia Marathon Trinidad Alfonso 2023?

Fans can watch the live broadcast of the event on several digital platforms, including EITB.EUS Sport and A punt media TV worldwide. You can also follow the action here. Please click here for complete entry list. For the viewers in the United Kingdom, you can watch and follow all the action live on BBC Sports.

BBC iPlayer, the Red Button and BBC Sport website are the places to follow all the coverage in the UK. The event will also be available to catch up on on BBC iPlayer for 30 days, the BBC said.

Three-time Olympic champion and five-time world champion, Kenenisa Bekele, with a personal best of 2:01:41, is among the top contenders. Alongside him, Tanzanian Gabriel Geay, who has a personal best of 2:03:00, will also be on the entry list. Geay will be seeking redemption after failing to finish the race at the Sydney Marathon.

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The event will also mark the marathon debut of Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei, a world record-holder for 5000m and 10,000m. Cheptegei’s entry adds an extra layer of excitement to the event, as he steps up from his track dominance to take on the marathon distance.

Other seasoned runners, including Alexander Mutiso (2:03:29), Sisay Lemma (2:03:36), Leul Gebresilase (2:04:02), Chalu Deso (2:04:53), and Titus Kipruto (2:04:54), all with sub-2h05 times, will be looking to improve their performances on Valencia’s fast course.

In the women’s race, marathoners Tsegay Gemechu (2:16:56), Almaz Ayana (2:17:20), Worknesh Degefa (2:17:41), Joan Chelimo (2:18:04), and Hiwot Gebrekidan (2:19:10) are expected to put up a tough fight.

Marc Roig, the Valencia Marathon’s international elite coach, stated that “in a pre-Olympic year, the Valencia Marathon represents the strongest event in the world. Dozens of athletes are looking to book their ticket to Paris 2024, with more than a dozen seeking national records and both the men’s and women’s front-runners going for course records.”

Valencia, known as the “ciudad del running,” is renowned for its fast marathon course, which has seen record-breaking performances in the past. The city is once again ready to host this prestigious event, promising a day of intense competition and potentially record-breaking runs.

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