January 4th, 2021

Adana To Honour The Health Workers

Depar Timing is set to kick off the year in Adana on 10 January. This year's half marathon is dedicated to health workers.

Celebrating its eleventh edition, Adana Liberation Half Marathon is restricted only to Turkish citizens due to the pandemic. Top elite home runners are expected to take part in both men’s and women’s races, which offer 20 thousand Turkish Liras for the winners. There is also a prize purse for master age categories.

African athletes have been dominating in Adana for the past eight editions. Men’s race record is held by Kenya’s Barselius Kipyego by 1:00:46, standing from 2016. Women’s record was set by his compatriot Diana Kipyokei in 2018 with a time of 1:08:42.

Adana Metropolitan Municipality, the organiser of the event, announced that the 11th Adana Liberation Half Marathon will be held "in honour of the health workers who fight the pandemic by risking their own lives". The online registration to the event remains open until Friday, 8 January at adanakurtulusmaratonu.com. Timing services in the race will be provided by Depar Timing.