Valencia Marathon

Valencia Marathon

November 30, 2023

2023 Valencia Marathon Preview: 5K/10K World Record Holder Joshua Cheptegei Makes Historic Debut

For the 1st time in nearly 50 years, the men's 5,000 and 10,000 WR holder will debut in the marathon while still being the best in the world on the track. Former HM world record holder Kibiwott Kandie and Kenenisa Bekele are also running, while Almaz AyanaGenzebe Dibaba, and 2019 Boston champ Worknesh Degefa lead the women's field.
December 22, 2022

How Valencia Became the "Ciudad del Running"

In a decade, Valencia has gone from afterthought to host of some of the world's fastest races. How did the third-largest city in Spain emerge as a global capital of running? Jonathan Gault journeyed to Spain's Mediterranean coast to find out how.
December 04, 2022

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 debut 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.
December 02, 2022

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.
December 01, 2022

Letesenbet Gidey's Coach Tells LetsRun He Believes She Can Run Sub-2:10 In The Marathon

You won't believe how fast Haile Eyasu thinks Letesenbet Gidey can run for the marathon. "Best event for her, I think, as her coach: marathon. When I give her the training, her performance is best on the long run."
November 30, 2022

What to Expect from Letesenbet Gidey's Historic Marathon Debut in Valencia

A world record? No athlete has ever debuted in the marathon while holding the 5k, 10k, and half marathon WRs. Until now *MB: How fast will Letesenbet Gidey run in Valencia this weekend? Should we expect a world record?
December 02, 2021

Weekend Preview: Newbury Park Chases Immortality, Geoffrey Kamworor Chases a Marathon PB, & Conner Mantz (Maybe) Chases the Half Marathon AR

There is so much distance action going on this weekend it's wild. Get out your popcorn as we break it down for you here. Between the RunningLane Cross Country Championships, the Cross Champs at Mt. SAC, the first BU meet, the Valencia Marathon, and the US Half Champs, it's going to be a busy weekend of racing.
December 03, 2020

2020 Valencia Half Preview: Jacob Kiplimo vs Kibiwott Kandie, Round 3; Rhonex Kipruto, & Genzebe Dibaba Debut

High winds may prevent the world records from falling, but the racing on Sunday in Valencia should be spectacular. Can Kiplimo close out a perfect 2020 with a win, or can Kenyans Kandie & Kipruto take him down?
December 02, 2020

The Deepest Marathon EVER is Sunday: 2020 Valencia Is Going to Be Incredible

The depth in Valencia is ridiculous: 25 men under 2:08, 35 under 2:10, 44 under 2:12. Plus there are some real studs running, from 2:02 man Birhanu Legese and Boston/Chicago champ Lawrence Cherono to NYC champ Joyciline Jepkosgei and World Half champ Peres Jepchirchir. *MB: Are you ready for the DEEPEST marathon EVER? Sunday's Valencia Marathon is laughably good.
December 01, 2020

Jordan Hasay Looking to Get Back on Track at Valencia Marathon

The last 14 months have been tumultuous for Hasay, from losing coach Alberto Salazar to DNFing Chicago to finishing a hobbled 26th at the Olympic Trials. Find out here what new coach Paula Radcliffe is expecting from Hasy on Sunday.
December 03, 2019

WTW: Valencia Amazes, Tsegaye Kebede Continues To Out Run America and Molly Huddle Gets Nervous

The Trinidad Alfonso Valencia Marathon amazed last week and we break it down for you. Plus is USATF or UK Athletics more dysfunctional? Molly Huddle tweets about the Vaporflys and an update on Steve Spence's quest to break 5:00 in the mile for the 44th straight year.
November 29, 2019

The Best Marathon of the Fall? 10 Sub-2:06 Guys Plus a 10K WR Attempt at Sunday's Valencia Marathon

The Valencia Marathon field is LOADED and well tell you all about it here.
December 01, 2018

Watch the Valencia Marathon For Free On Sunday - 2:05:15 and 2:24:48 Records In Jeopardy

Valencia has been the site of some amazing half marathons recently but on Sunday the full marathon will take center stage in Valencia. Expectations for two great races are high for the marathon as it is hoped that the Spanish all-comers record of 2:05:15 and 2:24:48, set in 2017 and 2016 in Valencia respectively, will both fall. Watch it live at 2:30 am ET Sunday (8:30 local).