January 5th, 2018

Record Number of Entries for Adana

Registration for the International Adana Half Marathon reached to 1500 entrants. The race, set to take place on 7 January, will be timed by Depar Timing.

Incorporating the first leg of the Turkish Half Marathon League this year, the event has already broken its entry record by the increase of the public interest. Depar Timing will make the best effort to serve the Adana Half Marathon with a team of 12 members who will be in charge of transponder distribution before the event, and officiate on the course during the race. On its eighth edition of the event since its inauguration in 2011, this is the sixth year that the services of Depar Timing are utilised.

Along with many Turkish distance stars, foreign athletes with international achievements will also be on the course on Sunday, 7 January. Africans have been dominating for the last five years in Adana, however, Asian representatives may steal the show this year. Kenyan Truphena Chepchirchir, the winner of the recent Mersin Marathon, is expected to face strong opposition from the World U20 Championships medallist Dalila Abdulkadir Gosa of Bahrain. On the men’s side, Dawit Fikadu who switched to Bahrain this year, Moroccon Zakaria Boudad and Alfred Kipchirchir Mukche from Kenya will be in the spotlight.

The women’s race record in Adana is 1:08:53, set by Kenyan Rose Chelimo in 2015. Men’s record is held by Barselius Kipyego with 1:00:46, standing from 2016.