25 March 2021, 11am
N Kolay İstanbul Half Marathon
Sun 4 April 2021
A strong field of elite athletes including Kibiwott Kandie, Geoffrey Kamworor, Brigid Kosgei and Yalemzerf Yehualaw are confirmed to run the race.
Corresponding virtual races are being staged. On 27–28 March Turkey’s highest participation virtual event will take place offering distances of half marathon 5km, 10km and 15km.
On 8 November last year, while most marathons were cancelled or only for a small group of elite athletes, the 42nd edition of the N Kolay Istanbul Marathon went ahead with a completely different start and finish area and on a course radically changed to meet the threat of the pandemic. 4000 runners took part in that race.