BMW Jesolo Moonlight Half Marathon: Dickson Simba Nyakundi unbeatable.  While Eyob Faniel ...

VENICE – Kenya dominates the 11th BMW Jesolo Moonlight Half Marathonon a rather warm but breezy evening, with the victories of Dickson Simba Nyakundi who scored the third consecutive victory this year over distance, after the Placentia Half Marathon and the Stramilano, winning in 1h02’15 “, and of Wanjir Catherina Njihia who won the women’s field in 1h16’14 “.

Dickson Simba Nyakundi, second last year here in Jesolo, immediately took the lead in the race. His initial intention was to act as a pacer, but probably a series of favorable conditions made him change his mind 27 year old from the Kisii tribe, color bearer of the ‘Run2gether’ team, who around the 12th kilometer decided to lengthen the pace to go and take the victory. “This season is giving me great satisfaction and I really like this race very much”.

FORZA AZZURRI – Second place for the blue Eyob Faniel (1h04’14 “)arrived on the Venetian coast directly from Kenya after a high-altitude training internship, during which he even contracted Covid: “I’m happy with the race because it made me understand what I’m missing and what I still need to work on in preparation for the marathon of the European Championships in Monaco scheduled for mid-August. I suffered a little from the heat, but this also helps me get used to the continental appointment. It’s always nice to run in Jesolo, where it all started 7 years ago. “

Kenyan Mathew Samperu (1h04’58 “) completes the podium while fourth place for the other blue marathoner in the race Yassine El Fathaoui who closed his test in 1h05’07 “.

GRA FEMINILE – All Kenyan podium, on the other hand, in the women’s field where it was the winner Wanjir Catherina Njihia who ran in 1h16’14 “, arriving in front of Ziporah Wanjiru Kingori (1h17’05 ”) and Brigid Jelimo Kabergei 1h20’38”. Before the Italians, Loretta Bettin from Atletica Paratico who finished fifth running in 1h22’11 ”. “It was a good race, I had great sensations and the climate was suitable for me. I am happy with this victory. ” – so the winner Wanjir Catherina Njihia at the finish.

GHEMON – Congratulations to the race also came from Ghemon, stage name of Giovanni Luca Picariello, the Italian rapper and songwriter in the half marathon race: “I suffered from the heat and as a result I feel upset, but the race was really nice, congratulations to the organization!” .

WHAT FRIENDS – The half marathon, which started on time at 7.45 pm, was brought forward by a few minutes from the exciting start of the ‘Friends of Diego’: a splendid group of 13 boys in wheelchairs and 22 big-hearted pushers, who were able to bring to life to these guys the thrill of the great sporting event.

In the shortest race of 9,520 meters, victory of Simone Tibaldo of the Vicenza Marathon in 34’00 “and Alice Peruz of the Atl. Cadore who completed her test in 37’00”, while the 2nd Ali Family Run was won by Filippo Pomoni (12 years old) from Premana (Lecco) , on holiday with the family, and Anna Facchin, 10 years old from Jesolo. Also in the race president of Jesolo Tursimo Alessio Bacchin with the son. There was also applauding the competitors Don Gianni Fassina of the parish of San Giovanni Battista to which the proceeds of the event will be donated.

THE PRESIDENT – “Tonight too we witnessed a huge international event, accompanied by a truly extraordinary audience both along the route and in PIazza Milano. This shows that the Moonlight has entered the hearts not only of runners, but also of many Jesolo people which helped make this evening even more spectacular. In my name and in the name of the whole Venicemarathon, I extend a warm thanks to the Municipality of Jesolo and to all its offices for the invaluable collaboration, to all the law enforcement agencies involved, to the Civil Protection, to the Green Cross and to the extraordinary volunteers. For the 2023 edition, we would like to return to our original location, which is the second half of Mayand we will discuss it with the new administration as soon as possible “- so the president Piero Rosa Salva.

Men’s Half Marathon Ranking

  1. Dickson Simba Nyakundi KEN 1h02’15 “
  2. Eyob Ghebrehiwet Faniel ITA 1h04’14 “
  3. Mathew Samperu KEN 1h04’58 “
  4. Yassine El Fathaoui ITA 1h05’07 “
  5. Hicham Boufars TUE 1h05’11 “

Women’s Half Marathon Ranking

  1. Wanjir Catherina Njihia KEN 1h16’14 “
  2. Ziporah Wanjiru Kingori KEN 1h17’05 “
  3. Brigid Jelimo Kabergei KEN 1H20’38 “
  4. Meseret Engidu Ayele ETH 1h21 ‘
  5. Loretta Bettin 1h22’11 “

Ranking 10K Men

  1. Simone Tibaldo (Vicenza Marathon) 34’00 “
  2. Matteo Peron (La Fulminea Running Team) 34’24 “
  3. Filip Jovic (Runners Team Zanè) 34’28 “

Ranking 10K Women

  1. Alice Peruz (At. Cadore) 37’00 “
  2. Francesca Tonin (Corradini concrete) 37’36 “
  3. Ilaria Novelli (Atl. Brugnera) 38’48 “

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