December 1st, 2023

Mersin Is Back

Following a long hiatus since 2018 when it was last staged, International Mersin Marathon is set to reemerge on 10 December.

Within the short period of four years from 2015 to 2018, the International Mersin Marathon had been first granted the Bronze Label, then upgraded to Silver by the world’s governing body in athletics. The event, in an attempt to change its season, was postponed from December 2019 to March 2020, however, it could not be held due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The following two years, 2021 and 2022, were also subject to cancellations. Returning to the running stage with a World Athletics Elite Label on 10 December, the race is moved on a flatter and faster course. In its first four editions, the women’s fastest time in Mersin were achieved by Kenyan Truphena Chepchirchir with 2:28:47 in 2017, and by her compatriot Kenneth Kiplagat Limo on the men’s side by 2:10:12 in 2018.

5th International Mersin Marathon includes a 10km race and a Public Run over 5km on the day. Detailed information and registration system can be accessed at Timing services at the event will be provided by Depar Timing.