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Race news Half Marathon Valencia Trinidad Alfonso Zurich

24 October 2022, 8pm

Debutante Klosterhalfen runs 1:05:41

Kandie and Klosterhalfen triumph in Valencia

Half Marathon Valencia Trinidad Alfonso Zurich
Sun 23 October 2022

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The athlete Kibiwott Kandie was the winner of the 31st Valencia Half Marathon Trinidad Alfonso Zurich, beating the rest of the athletes with a time of 58:10, which is the second time this year at international level.

In the women’s category, Konstanze Klosterhalfen won with a time of 1:05:41, a spectacular time by the German athlete, who was also making her debut, which is the third best time in the history of European women and which she celebrated with immense joy.

In addition, Yomif Kejelcha (58:32) and Daniel Mateiko (58:40), completed the men’s podium, and Tsigie Gebreselama (1:05:45) and Hawi Feysa (1:06:00), the women’s podium.

“I am very surprised and excited about what I have achieved today,” said Konstanze Klosterhalfen. “In the next half marathon I am striving to improve my time. I chose Valencia because I wanted to run a fast course and seeing the results of previous editions I decided for this city. I couldn’t have chosen a better race to start with.”

“I would have liked to repeat the last three kilometres to improve my time because I think they can be improved. In the next race I will work on that and hopefully I will be able to beat the German record.”

Kibiwott Kandie said: “I didn’t come to Valencia to break the record, just to run a great race and win it, and that’s what I achieved.”

“I was in a good rhythm but I felt too much humidity so I didn’t push myself to my limits because I preferred to arrive safely.”

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