December 1st, 2018
13 December, Deadline For Mersin
Entries for the IAAF Bronze Label International Mersin Marathon will close on 13 December. The event will be held on 16 December.
Having met the various IAAF criteria from timing services to medical measures last year, International Mersin Marathon was granted the IAAF Bronze Label for the 2018 edition. The event, staged by the Mersin Metropolitan Municipality, incorporates a 15km race and 5km public run as well. The marathon will also see the competition of the wheelchair racers. Mersin Marathon, offering 1000 Turkish Liras for the winners of each age group, is one of the highest paying events for the master athletes in Turkey.
Entries for the 4th International Mersin Marathon are processed via the official website of the event at www.mersinmaraton.org. Timing services in Mersin will once again be provided by Depar Timing.
November 24th, 2018
Entries Open for Gazi Half Marathon
Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality is set to stage the Gazi Half Marathon on 23 December. The deadline for registration is 20 December.
Following the successful Liberation Run at a distance of 10km nearly a year ago, the Municipality will host the road runners at the Gazi Half Marathon this year. The event offers a total of 35,000 Turkish Liras, which is on stake only for the Turkish citizens. A 5km public run is incorporated in the programme of the day.Registration for the Gazi Half Marathon will be possible until Thursday, 23 December unless a pre-determined quota is reached. Entries are processed at www.gaziyarimaratonu.org, the official website of the event.
November 1st, 2018
Duathlon Finals In Gazipaşa
Antalya is set to host the season-end race in duathlon. Gazipaşa Duathlon, incorporating the Turkish finals, is on 4 November.
The event is organised at the Selinus Beach by the Turkish Triathlon Federation with the support of Gazipaşa Municipality. Participants in the cadets, younger juniors, juniors, elites, paralympic and age group categories will compete over a running leg, followed by a cycling leg and then another running leg.
Timing services at the Gazipaşa Duathlon will be provided by Depar Timing.
October 28th, 2018
World Record In Half Marathon
Abraham Kiptum of Kenya broke the men’s world record in Spain. The 29-year-old clocked 58:18 at the Valencia Half Marathon.
Having improved his career best time to 59:09 in Copenhagen six weeks ago, Kiptum went beyond his expectations in Valencia where he arrived with his first sub-59 minutes in mind. The Kenyan reached the 10km in 28:02 and the 15km in 41:40 on his way to the world record time of 58:18, slicing 5 seconds off the previous record held by Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea since 2010.
Ethiopian athletes followed Abraham Kiptum on the podium. Jemal Yimer finished in 58:33 to take the second place, Abadi Hadis was third with 58:44.
October 23th, 2018
Belek Awaiting The Iron Men
Belek, the popular tourist destination in Antalya, will host the swim/bike/run event “IRONMAN 70.3 Turkey 2018” on 28 October.
IRONMAN 70.3 Turkey 2018, being of a great importance since it offers 50 qualifying slots for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Nice, France next year, entrusted Depar Timing with timing and classification. A multi-national expert Depar Timing team will be in charge in Belek.
The "70.3" in the name of the event refers to the total distance in miles (113.0 km) covered in the race, consisting of a 1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim, a 56-mile (90 km) bike ride, and a 13.1-mile (21.1 km) run.