2022 Valencia Marathon

December 04, 2022
Valencia, Spain

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2 months ago

LRC Kelvin Kiptum (2:01:53) & Amane Beriso (2:14:58) Surprise to Win Super Fast 2022 Valencia Marathon

Super fast times, the fastest men's second half ever, the fastest debuts ever (men's and women's race) and controversy - the rabbits didn't go with Beriso when she dropped Gidey. Valencia had it all. Final Recap.

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Beriso gaps Gidey at 1:56:30 mark of race

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Kiptum opening a gap

Kiptum now making a big move at the 1:35 mark. He's dropped Tola and is dropping Geay as well. Debut record is 2:03:34 by Getaneh Molla but Kiptum could break that today.

2 months ago

Men's race is down to 3

Men's race is heating up now. Down to three men just past 30k -- world champ Tamirat Tola, Kelvin Kiptum (58:42 half pb, making his debut), and Gabriel Geay of Tanzania (2:04:55 pb, 7th at 2022 Worlds). 2:03:09 pace through 30k.

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Gidey picking it up

67:18 for Gidey and Beriso. They just ran 15:47 for 15k to 20k, which is the first 5k split under WR pace (15:53). Everything going to plan so far for Gidey. She's never raced beyond the half before, so every step now is uncharted territory for her.

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61:38 for men's leaders

19 guys on pace to run 2:03:16 through halfway in Valencia. Staggering depth.

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Butler on 2:10 pace through 15k; no split for Albertson

Two Americans in the elite men's field in Valencia. Ian Butler hits 15k in 38th in 46:16, 2:10:08 pace. No split for CJ Albertson at 15k, suggesting he has dropped out.

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2:15:09 pace through 15k for Gidey & Beriso

48:03 for leading women at 15k. Surprised that Gidey still has company -- Amane Beriso is right with her. Their last 5k was 16:00; they're on 2:15:09 pace overall.

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Jonathan Gault
2 months ago 12/04/2022 2:50am EST

32:03 for Gidey and Beriso at 10k. They ran their second 5k in 15:55. World record pace is 15:53 per 5k so they're getting closer. 32:03 for 10k is 2:15:14 pace.

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20 men in lead pack through 5k...leaders running 2:03 pace

Lead group of 20 men through 5k in 14:40, which is 2:03:46 pace. A little slower than the pace organizers are targeting (they want the course record of 2:03:00), but that's still pretty quick. World champ Tamirat Tola is one of the men at the very front.

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Paces

Reminder that world record pace for the women is 5:06/mile or 15:53 per 5k.

2:03:00 pace for the men is 4:41/mile pace and 14:34 per 5k.

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Near-perfect weather in Valencia

We're less than 15 minutes from the start here in Valencia and the weather could not be much better for a marathon. 48 degrees Fahrenheit, 5 mph wind, cloudy. Letesenbet Gidey is expected to go for the world record of 2:14:04. How low will she go?

2 months ago

LRC The Inside Scoop From Valencia: Letesenbet Gidey Thinks She Can Break the WR, CJ Albertson Wants 2:08, & More from Valencia

There was a buzz at the pre-race press conference in Valencia today and for good reason - these fields are loaded.

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