N KOLAY ISTANBUL HALF MARATHON SET THE STAGE FOR RECORDS!
World record in Women’s!
For the first time in history of Turkey, N Kolay 16th Istanbul Half Marathon witnessed a world record set in a road run. Kenya’s Ruth Chepngetich set the women’s world record clocking a time of 1:04:02 and finished the Women’s Category General Classification as first. Ethiopia’s Yalemzerf Yehualaw was the second in the race clocking a time of 1:04:40, while Helen Obiri of Kenya was the third (1:04:51).
N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon was the first race in history where all 3 female athletes on the podium completed the race under 65 minutes.
Race course record set in men’s!
In the Men’s Category General Classification, Kenya’s Kibiwott Kandie set the race course record of the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon in 59:35.
An organization experienced in running in the pandemic…
The half marathon, which was successfully run in 2020 and 2021 under pandemic measures, set an example for the world athletics community during a period when the races stopped, and instilled confidence in its participants. The event will include a 10K category as well as a skaters category over the Half Marathon distance in 2022.
Having gained experience in organizing races under pandemic conditions, Spor Istanbul is determined not to deprive Istanbul of important sports events in the New Normal Period!
Services Offered within the scope of the Event
- Electronic timing
- Race Kit (chest number and electronic chip)
- Race bag
- Water and nutrition stations on the race course
- Food package after the race
- Photograph service
- Free transportation in the vehicles belonging to Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (Marmaray is not included)