Ukrainian Athlete Valeriia Zinenko to Compete in Istanbul Despite the War

Ukrainian Athlete Valeriia Zinenko to Compete in Istanbul Despite the War
Ukrainian Athlete Valeriia Zinenko to Compete in Istanbul Despite the War

N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon, which is among the best half marathons in the world, will be run for the 27th time on Sunday, March 2022, 17. In the race to be held in the Historic Peninsula, the list of elite athletes who will take the course has been announced. Ukrainian athlete Valeriia Zinenko is among the names to compete in Istanbul.

N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon, organized by Spor Istanbul, Turkey's largest sports company, with the name sponsorship of N Kolay, will start for the 27th time on Sunday, March 2022, 17. In the race, which will be held in two categories, 21K and 10K, skating enthusiasts will also take to the track. N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon, which ranked first in the 2021 road races evaluation list of the World Athletics Association (World Athletics), offers every runner the opportunity to complete the #FastestHalf marathon with its track that has no altitude difference. The race in the Elite Label category, which will be run in the unique landscape of Suriçi, offers a unique experience to the participants with its 8-year-old historical route. For those who want to run with the world's best elite athletes, N Kolay 17th Istanbul Half Marathon registrations will end on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Registration for the Istanbul Half Marathon is done at istanbulyarimaratonu.com.

ELITE ATHLETES LIST ANNOUNCED

Valeria Zinenko
Valeria Zinenko

N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon witnessed the breaking of the half marathon world record in the women's category last year. N Kolay 17th Istanbul Half Marathon is getting ready to host the world's best elite athletes this year. A total of 72 elite athletes will take to the track to do their best in Istanbul. Yasemin Can and Yayla Günen are among the Turkish athletes who will compete in the Istanbul Half Marathon this year; Aras Kaya and Onur Aras stand out as the names with the best rankings in men. While the Russia-Ukraine war, which the world is watching with concern, is going on, Ukrainian athlete Valeriia Zinenko will run in Istanbul despite everything. The Ukrainian athlete reached his best time of 2021:1:11 in the race held in his country Kiev in 37. The fastest 10 female and 10 male athletes to participate in the Istanbul Half Marathon are as follows:

women
Hellen Obiri KEN 1:04:22
Tsehay Gemechu ETH 1:05:08
Hawi Feysa ETH 1:05:41
Nigsti Haftu ETH 1:06:17
Yasemin Can TUR 1:06:20
Bekelech Gudeta ETH 1:06:54
Pauline Esikon KEN 1:07:15
Stella Rutto KEN 1:07:45
Ayinadis Teshome ETH 1:08:18
Daisy Kimeli KEN 1:08:34

Men
Daniel Mateiko KEN58:26
Rodgers Kwemoi KEN 58:30
Solomon Berihu ETH 59:17
Esa Huseydin ETH 59:32
Gizealew Abeje Ayana ETH 59:39
Edmond Kipngetich KEN59:41
Ezra Kipketer Tanui KEN 59:43
David Ngure KEN59:44
Abayneh Ayele ETH 59:59
Hillary Kipchumba KEN 1:00:01

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