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Eight thousand athletes running again in the historic "RomaOstia Half Marathon" starting at 9:00 from the Eur district of Rome and arriving at the Rotonda di Ostia.
This year, the half marathon route is renewed, while remaining faithful to the tradition of the race that goes from the city to the sea through Via Cristoforo Colombo. The 21,097 km route starts from the Palalottomatica, passes through a new flatter stretch, and ends in a very suggestive manner for the participants who will cross the finish line in front of the sea.
This year, the competing athletes broke all records. This edition recorded the man second fastest time of the year in the world and the sixth fastest time in the world. It was said to be the fastest Half Marathon ever in Italy. The winner, Sebatian Kirimu Sawe, is of Kenyan origins, who reached the finish line with a record time of 58'02". Along with him, 6 other athletes fell below the hour mark. A few minutes later, the Kenyan Irene Kimais is the first woman to complete the race and reach the finish line in 1h06'03 ".
Acea's support for the Half Marathon is renewed every year, a sign of the link with the territory in which the Group operates also by supporting sports initiatives.
The RomaOstia Half Marathon was born in 1974 from an idea of Luciano Duchi. Then, the distance to cover was 28 km, always from the city to the sea, and in that year the athletes classified were 313. Over time the event has acquired international prestige and today it is one of the most popular, as well as the only one to have received, in 2017, the "Gold Label" of the World Athletics.
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