April 23th, 2017
Kenyans Victorious in Osmangazi
Paul Kipkemoi Kipkorir and Esther Chesang Kakuri shared the honours at the 12th International Bursa Osmangazi Historical City Run.
Leading from the start, Kipkorir reached the finish line of the 15km race at 48:02. His compatriot Charles Kiplagat Korir took the second place with 48:28, beating Ethiopia's Getaye Fisseha Gelaw who finished in 48:35.
On the women's side, Kakuri who won in a time of 51:36, was followed by two Ethiopians. Sofiya Shemsu came home in 51:58, and Chaltu Dida Negasa was a distant third by 54:08.
Timing services was provided by Depar Timing at the International Bursa Osmangazi Historical City Run. Full results can be found on this website.
April 11th, 2017
Running to Friendship
Friendship Without Borders Half Marathon, where the Turkish-Greek border is crossed by running, will be held on 4 June. The race starts and finishes in front of the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne.
Turkish-Greek-Bulgarian Friendship Group Association, the organiser of the event, announces the aim of the project as “running to friendship with friends to remind the friendship to the world”. The race offers the participants a unique experience, that is crossing the borders by running and without a passport. The runners leave Turkey through Pazarkule Border Gate, and make a turn from Kastanies in Greece, heading back to Edirne where the race starts.
Registration to the Friendship Without Borders Half Marathon is possible until 2 June via the website at www.friendshiphalfmarathon.org. Depar Timing is the official provider for the timing services of the event.
April 8th, 2017
Swimming Federation Elects New President
Erkan Yalçın is elected as the President at the Extraordinary Congress of the Turkish Swimming Federation. Yalçın succeeds Aydın Karakuzu who resigned in February after doping allegations in Turkish media.
Erkan Yalçın, who has filled the role of Acting President since the resignation of Karakuzu, stood for election against Barış Bul. Yalçın received 108 votes from the 204 voting delegates while Bul received 96.
The new Board of the Turkish Swimming Federation consists of the following members: Ali Güven, Haluk Önem, Afife Beşik, Salih Başparmak, Fatih Sezer, Dilek Mosturoğlu, Selçuk Demirel, Yaşar Ayhan, Kerim Altıay, İrfan Özdemir, Abdulsamet Korkmaz, Özgür Bayazıtlı, Murat Tunçbilek, Ramazan Aslantaş.
April 3rd, 2017
Third Year In The Hittite Land
International Hittite Run is scheduled to 14 May this year. The event includes a 10km race and a 3km public run.
Çorum Municipality, the organiser of the event, generously offers 5,000 Turkish Lira for the winner of the 10km as well as prize money for the master athletes in a total of 15 age categories. There is also prize money in 13 age groups in the public run.
Hittite Run, first staged in 2015, swiftly became popular not only in the region but also nationwide. The 10km attracts national and foreign athletes while the 3km receives large participation from the locals. It is possible to register with the race until 13 May via the website www.hititkosulari.org.
3rd International Hittite Run will start from the city centre at 10:00 on 14 May. Depar Timing is the official timer of the event.
April 1st, 2017
World Record In Half Marathon
Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei broke the world half marathon record with a time of 1:04:52 at the Prague Half Marathon. The 23-year-old also smashed the world records for 10km, 15km and 20km en route to her victory.
Having covered the opening five kilometres in 14:53, Jepkosgei passed through 10km in 30:05, well inside the previous 10km world record of 30:21 set by Paula Radcliffe in 2003. The Kenyan reached at the 15km mark at 45:37, and the 20km mark at 1:01:25, both better than the world records. Running just the fifth half marathon of her career, Joyciline Jepkosgei crossed the finish line in 1:04:52, taking 14 seconds off the world record set earlier this year by Peres Jepchirchir.
On the men's side, Olympic 10000m bronze medallist Tamirat Tola of Ethiopia won the race in 59:37.