Incredible athletic performances sparked the city of Valencia on the 5th of December. The 41st Valencia Marathon was timed by our partner Chip Levante with the support of our MYLAPS Event Timing team, using BibTag technology.
This race had more than 30,000 registrants but unfortunately the race organisers had to cut down to 16,000 runners due to COVID measurements.
At the end there were 12.783 finishers.
11 timing locations (Start, Finish and 9 intermediates – Km 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and Half Marathon).
The event used 26 BibTag decoders and 171 BibTag mats.
For the first time in this event, the gunshot has been recorded in a decoder using an external photo finish microphone, for the compliance with World Athletics technical rules.
During the Maratón Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP the Spanish male National Record was equaled by Hamid Ben Daoud at 2:06:35.
Male champion: Lawrence Cherono, finishing ahead of the race with with 02:05:11.
Female champion: Nancy Jelegat just smashed the 42K distance under 2 hours 20 minutes 02:19:30. Only seven women in the world have accomplished to run under 02:20 in 2021.
Congratulations to all winners and participants!
Last but not least a photo of your timers who made everything happen; Roque Alemañ (Chip Levante owner and main timer of the race) and Pedro Cerdán (timer) and Jolien & Emilio from (MET).
See you next year Valencia!