TIRANA REGION

The capital welcomed Tirana Marathon, attended by over 2500 runners from 40 countries around the world

Published at : 10/10/2018 - 22:21

The Albanian capital has successfully welcomed the third year edition of Tirana’s Marathon, making of it a beautiful tradition while organizing one of the oldest and most massive competitions in the world.
Under the auspices of Tirana Municipality and the Albanian Athletic Federation, more than 2500 runners, 350 of whom from 40 different countries competed in three categories: “We too”, “Half Marathon” (21, 0975 km ) and “Tirana 10K”.
In the “Half Marathon” category (21, 0975 km) the winners were Abel Kibet Rop from Kenya and the Albanian record women, Luiza Gega.
Nelson Kipkogei and Ruth Nundu Mbatha from Kenya, were the winners of the “Tirana 10K” race. Bledar Suxha was the winner of the race “We Too” for people with disabilities.
Tirana’s Mayor, Mr.Erion Veliaj handed the price for 21-kilometer race winner for women to Luiza Gega, saying that Tirana city also won its race of organizing the Maratone and all the events to celebrate it.
President of Tirana Regional Council also Chairman of Municipal Council, Mr. Aldrin Dalipi, handed the trophy to one of the winners and appreciated the event as a moment that gives positive energy to the city.
He thanked participants and praised the work of the Mayor and the Municipality of Tirana for the organization of the Marathon. Tirana Marathon is a sport event where there race not only professional sportsmen, but is also a promoter of many social causes, as those of people with different abilities.

Winners of Tirana Marathon 2018
Category Half Marathon (21, 0975 km)
Female 21 km:
I- place - Luiza Gega (Albania) 01: 14 '' 18 ''
II- place - Agnes Chebet (Kenya) 01: 14 '56''
III- Place - Christine Moraa Oigo (Kenya) 01: 15 '59''

Male 21 km:
I- Place - Abel Kibet Rop (Kenya) 01: 05 '13''
II- Place - Hosea Kiplagat Tuei (Kenya) 01:05 '45''
III- Place - Evans Kipngetich Tanui (Kenya) 01: 07 '12''

Category “Tirana 10K”
Female 10 km:
I- Place - Ruth Nundu Mbatha (Kenya) 00: 36 '41''
II- Place - Hellen Jepkosgei Kimutai (Kenya) 00: 37 '19 "
III- Place - Zita Kecser (Hungary) 00: 38 '10' '

Male 10 km:
I- Place - Nelson Kipkogei Cherutich (Kenya) 00:32 '31''
II- Place - Mathew Kosgei (Kenya) 00: 32 ', 59''
III- Place - Moses Kipruto Kibire (Kenya) 00:33 '20''

Category “We too”
I- Place - Bledar Suxha (Albania) 00:12 '00''
II- Place - Erblin Karaj (Albania) 00: 12 '08''
III- Place - Dovlet Xhangolli 00:12 '17''

Fituesit e Maratonës së Tiranës 2018

Kategoria Half Marathon (21, 0975 km)
Femra 21 km :
Vendi i I - Luiza Gega (Shqipëri) 01: 14’’ 18’’
Vendi i II - Agnes Chebet (Kenia) 01: 14’ 56’’
Vend i III - Christine Moraa Oigo (Kenia) 01: 15’ 59’’

Meshkuj 21 km:
Vendi i I - Abel Kibet Rop (Kenia) 01: 05’ 13’’
Vendi i II – Hosea Kiplagat Tuei (Kenia) 01:05’ 45’’
Vend i III – Evans Kipngetich Tanui (Kenia) 01: 07’ 12’’

Kategoria “Tirana 10K”
Femra 10 km:
Vendi i I – Ruth Nundu Mbatha (Kenia) 00: 36’ 41’’
Vendi i II – Hellen Jepkosgei Kimutai (Kenia) 00: 37’ 19”
Vend i III – Zita Kecser (Hungari) 00: 38’ 10’’

Meshkuj 10 km:
Vendi i I - Nelson Kipkogei Cherutich (Kenia) 00:32’ 31’’
Vendi i II - Matheë Kosgei (Kenia) 00: 32’, 59’’
Vend i III - Moses Kipruto Kibire (Kenia) 00:33’ 20’’

Kategoria “We too”
Vendi i I - Bledar Suxha (Shqipëri) 00:12’ 00’’
Vendi i II - Erblin Karaj (Shqipëria) 00: 12’ 08’’
Vendi i III - Dovlet Xhangolli 00:12’ 17’’