Charles Juma Ndiema from Kenya was able to use the perfect conditions in a courageous race in cloudy conditions and light drizzle and set a new record in Graz. With a time of 2: 10.43 hours he prevailed ahead of Joel Kipkenei Melly (KEN, 2:13:55) and Onesmus Kiplangat (KEN, 2: 16.00).
- In the women’s race, Enikö Molnar from Hungary won with a time of 2: 53.55 hours. Evi Streilhofer (3: 13.47) ran in second place ahead of Ines Preiß (3: 14.05).
GIGASPORT HALF MARATHON
At the GIGASPORT HALF MARATHON, Christian Nagele prevailed with a winning time of 1: 11.41 hours, followed by Hans-Christian Gremsl and Christian Almer.
- Won in the women’s class Charleen Michaelis with a winning time of 1: 22.41 hours ahead of second placed Melanie Trimmel. Carola-Bendl Tschiedl came in third.
Mario Bauernfeind won (00:31:40) ahead of Markus Hartinger and Markus Bretterklieber.
- In the women’s race, Annabelle-Mary Konczer won (00: 38.18), ahead of Maria Hochegger and Maria Lahousen-Luxenberger.
Statement Michi Kummerer OK boss Graz Marathon: “We are proud to have run the Graz Marathon 2021 together with partners and sponsors. In addition to the new course record, we are happy about the many smiling faces on the course and the finish area in front of the Graz Opera ”. Michi Kummerer continues: “Thousands of Graz Marathon participants celebrated the comeback of the Kleine Zeitung Graz Marathon in downtown Graz today. And that with a course record!”
The date for the coming year 2022 has also already been set:
October 7th to 9th, 2022.
The preparations have already started today, one day after the eventful event Sunday with a track record and a great atmosphere at the Graz Opera and on the track among the participants and spectators.