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Posted: January 29, 2023:  

Athletics: Betsy Saina sets a new course record (1h08:25) at the flattest half marathon in Europe

EDP Medio Maraton de Sevilla 2023

Ethiopian athlete Walelegn achieved the victory in the men’s category clocking in 1h00:28 while American athlete Betsy Saina pulverized the women’s record of the couse in 1h08:25, improving the previous record in 2 minutes. Today (Sunday, January 29 th ) the EDP Medio Maraton de Sevilla once again produced some extraordinary results, especially in the women's category. Betsy Saina improved by 2 minutes the course record that had been held by the Spanish athlete Meritxell Soler since 2022. Saina has finished in 1h08:25, achieving a hard-fought victory at the flattest half marathon in Europe. The German athlete Alina Reh made it very difficult for her and followed her closely from the start of the race, finishing second in 1h08:42. Her compatriot Deborah Schöneborn has completed the podium in 1h09:41.

In the men's category, the victory was for the Ethiopian athlete Amdework Walelegn, who got away from the Eritrean Oqbe Kibrom Ruesom at the 10k point, who finished second. Walelegn was looking to improve his personal best (58'40) but finally crossed the finish line in 1h00: 28. Ruesom entered less than a minute behind (1:01:01) and the Frenchman Benjamin Choquert, two-time duathlon world champion, completed the podium in 1:02:20.

Jorge Blanco (1:05:29) and Ana Llorens (1:18:30) were the first Spanish at finishline of the EDP Seville Half Marathon 2023, which brought together 12,500 runners, an all-time participation record in the city.

The EDP Seville Half Marathon is organized by the Club Atletismo San Pablo and Create Sevilla, with the main sponsorship of EDP, the collaboration of the Instituto Municipal de Deportes del Ayuntamiento de Sevilla, Quirónsalud, Hoka as technical sponsor, and Hyundai as the official car, and sponsored by Plátano de Canarias, Sanytol, City Sightseeing Sevilla, Azul Marino Viajes, as well as the official media Soy Corredor, Sport Life and ABC de Sevilla.

Results #EDPMedioSevilla23

1. Amdework Walelegn (ETH) 1h00:28
2. Oqbe Kibrom Ruesom (ERI) 1h01:01
3. Benjamin Choquert (FRA) 1h02:20
1. Betsy Saina (USA) 1h08:25
2. Alina Reh (GER) 1h08:42
3. Deborah Schöneborn (GER) 1h09:41

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