Adana Half Marathon

Adana Half Marathon (Turkish: Adana Kurtuluş Yarı Maratonu) is an IAAF international athletic event that takes place in Adana annually since 2011. The marathon is organized the first Sunday following January 5, the independence day of Adana. Master Men, Master Women and Wheelchair competitions, as well as 4 km Public Run are held during the event.[1]

Adana Half Marathon
DateFirst Sunday following January 1st
LocationAdana, Turkey
Event typeRoad
DistanceHalf Marathon
Primary sponsorAdana Metropolitan Municipality
Established2011
Course recordsMen: 1:00:46 (2016)
Barselius Kipyego
Women: 1:08:42 (2018)
Diana Chemtai
Official siteAdana Half Marathon
Participants990 (2019)

Past winners

Key:   Course record

Edition Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
1st 2011  Murat Ertaş (TUR) 1:06:47  Bahar Doğan (TUR) 1:20:49
2nd 2012  Mert Girmalegesse (TUR) 1:08:04  Bahar Doğan (TUR) 1:16:18
3rd 2013  Chakir Boujattaoui (MAR) 1:04:13  Mulu Seboka (ETH) 1:11:09
4th 2014  Moussaab Hadout (MAR) 1:04:10  Tsenga Tsehaynesh (MAR) 1:17:28
5th 2015  Barselius Kipyego (KEN) 1:00:51  Rose Chelimo (KEN) 1:08:53
6th 2016  Barselius Kipyego (KEN) 1:00:46  Ababel Yeshaneh (ETH) 1:09:36
7th 2017  Belay Tilahun (ETH) 1:03:34  Ruth Chepngetich (KEN) 1:09:06
8th 2018  Felix Kibitok (KEN) 1:01:50  Diana Chemtai (KEN) 1:08:42
9th 2019  Vincent Kipchumba (KEN) 1:02:12  Joyce Tele (KEN) 1:11:20

2011

The first marathon was held on January 9 on a national level with the participation of 223 athletes nationwide. A total of 10700TL awarded to the winners. Public Run is conducted on a 4 km course with 750 participants.[2]

Winners;

  • Men's
  1. Murat Ertaş 1:06:49
  2. Ahmet Bektaş 1:08:35
  3. Mehmet Ali Aktaş 1:08:51
  • Women's
  1. Bahar Doğan 1:20:49
  2. Narin Kahraman 1:22:39
  3. Tuğba Merve Çavdar 1:28:00

2012

In 2012, the marathon gained IAAF International Marathon status and took place on January 8 with some changes to the racecourse. 610 athletes from 10 nations raced at the half marathon. Due to the rain, participation to the 4 km Public Run was lower than last year.

The half marathon started from Atatürk Park and headed north to Central Train Station, then south on Ziyapaşa boulevard, turning east just south of the Atatürk Park, heading to the old town streets, crossing Taşköprü, returning to Seyhan district, going north along the both banks of the river and returning to Merkez Park and ending at the park center. The total prize given to winners in 2012 was raised to 35000TL. Winners of Master Men and Master Women races both received 5000TL, winners of Wheelchair men and women races received 750TL each. 4 km Public Run also started from Atatürk Park and ended in Merkez Park. Participants for the Public Run were awarded with certificates.[3]

This year race for men's was dominated by international athletes though the results were not better than last year. Among the women, Bahar Doğan again won the title and also breaking marathon record for women.

Winners;

  • Men's
  1. Mert Girmalegese 1:08:04
  2. Mooses Too 1:09:03
  3. İliya Slavinski 1:09:44
  • Women's
  1. Bahar Doğan 1:16:18
  2. Ümmü Kiraz 1:16:20
  3. Burcu Büyükbezgin 1:19:03

References

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