The winner of the 2018 Prague International marathon is Almahjoub Dazza of
Bahrain. He covered the 42 km distance in 2:06:18, which was the second
fastest time in the marathon’s 25 year history. Dawit Wolde of Ethiopia
came second, followed by his compatriot Aychew Bantie.
Lonah Chemtai Salpeter of Israel was the fastest woman in the race, crossing the finish time in 2:19:44, which is a new race record and her personal best.
The winner of the 2018 Prague International Marathon is American runner Galen Rup. He improved his personal record in Prague by 3 minutes covering the 42 km distance in 2:06:07, which is the second best result in the marathon’s 24 year history. The bronze medallist from Rio is the first American to win the Prague Marathon.
Ethiopian Gebretsadik Abraha won the Prague Marathon on Sunday with a new record time of 2:08:46. He led his countryman Bazu Worku in the closing hundreds of metres. A new women’s record was also set by Kenyan Valerie Aiaybei with the time of 2:21:57. The route was changed slightly by organisers with the aim of creating the conditions for new records.
The winner of the 2016 Prague Half Marathon is Tamirat Tola from Ethiopia, who covered the 21 km distance in 59 minutes and 37 seconds. The first woman to reach the finishing line was Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei, who crossed the finish line in 1:04:52, taking 14 seconds off the world record set earlier this year by Peres Jepchirchir. The best Czech contestant was Jiří Homoláč,who covered the track with the time of 1:03:23, his personal record. Some 11,500 participants from around the world took part in the 19th edition of the Prague Half Marathon.
Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek on Friday presented 16 laureates with the Gratias Agit award for promoting the good name of the Czech Republic abroad. Among those awarded this year are former gymnast and legendary athlete Věra Čáslavská, Czech-Amercian writer and illustrator Petr Sís, and ballet dancers Jiří and Otto Bubeníček. Several foreign nationals were recognised as well, including Carlo Capalbo, founder of the Prague International Marathon and a leading Czech scholar in Romania, Anca Irina Ionescu. The awards are held annually in the Great Hall at Czernin Palace – the headquarters of the Czech Foreign Ministry.
The winner of the 2016 Prague Marathon is Lawrence Cherono from Kenya, who covered the distance with the time of 2:07:24, 50 seconds ahead of last year's champion Felix Kandie, who came in second. Another Kenyan, Solomon Kirwa Yego, finished in the third place. The fastest Czech woman in the race, cross country skier Eva Vrabcová-Nývltová, finished in the sixth place with the time of 2:30:10, and met the qualification limit for the Olympic Games. Some 10,600 participants from around the world took part in the 22nd edition of Prague Marathon.
The winner of the 2016 Prague Half Marathon is last year's champion Daniel Kinyua Wanjiru from Kenya, who covered the 21 km distance in a personal record of 59 minutes and 20 seconds. The first woman to reach the finishing line was Violah Jepchumba with a new track record of 1:05:51. The best Czech contestant was Jiří Homoláč,who covered the track with the time of 1:03:40. The Prague Half Marathon holds IAAF Gold Label Road Race status and is managed by the same organization that holds the Prague Marathon in May. Some 11,500 participants from around the world took part in its 18th edition.