28 APRIL 2024








On April 30, 2023, we met at N Kolay 18th Istanbul Half Marathon!

The 18. Istanbul Half Marathon was held this year, the first of which was held in 1987 and then, interrupted between 1994-2009 and 2011-2013! We held a unique race with record participation!

The racecourse meant to break records!

What happened in N Kolay 17. Istanbul Half Marathon?

🏃Rodgers Kwemoi, the champion in the Men’s General Classification, broke the Historical Peninsula course record with 59:15!

🏃‍♀️Hellen Obiri, the champion in the Women’s General Classification, broke her own record with 1:04:48 in Istanbul!

🏃N Kolay 17. Istanbul Half Marathon set a new record with 3,465 finishers in the 21K category!


What Happened in N Kolay 16th Istanbul Half Marathon?

🏃‍♀️In the women’s race, Kenyan athlete Ruth Chepngetich broke the world record with a time of 1:04:02 and finished the Women’s Category General Classification in the first rank. Ethiopian Yalemzerf Yehualaw came second with 1:04:40, while Kenyan Helen Obiri was third with 1:04:51.

🏃In the Men’s Category General Classification, Kenyan athlete Kibiwott Kandie broke the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon racecourse record, finishing the race in 59:35.

🏃‍♀️The half marathon, which was successfully run under pandemic measures in 2020 and 2021, set an example for the world athletics community in a period when the races stopped and instilled confidence in its participants.

We would like to thank all the participants who came from all over our country and the world and ran together on the Historic Peninsula Racecourse!


Istanbul Half Marathon is one of the best 3 racecourses in Europe!

According to the criteria set by the International Association of Athletics Federations, in 2023, only 9 half marathons in the world and only 3 half marathons in Europe will be run in the Gold Label category. The Istanbul Half Marathon, which deserves to be in this important category, is shown among the top 3 racecourses in Europe with its unique Historical Peninsula track!

We are proud to be included in the Gold Label category by following the criteria set for road running by the international organization International Association of Athletics Federations!