36^ UYN Venicemarathon - With 2h08'10" the Ugandan Solomon Mutai signs the new race record!

The Kenyan Lucy Karimi won the women's event in 2'28'12".
Fastest men's podium ever

(a second note follows at the end of the event)

Venice, 23 October 2022 - The 36th edition of the UYN Venicemarathon, run on a beautiful sunny autumn day, as expected, recorded the new record of the race, 2h08'10", signed by the Ugandan Solomon Mutai who filed 3 seconds the previous record (2h08'13") obtained in 2009 by the Kenyan John Komen. Victory, in the women's field, of the Kenyan Lucy Karimi in 2h28'12".

From the very first kilometres, the race was a contest between African athletes who, well piloted by the hares Jacob and Maritim, passed in the middle of the race in a good 1h03'56". Mutai and the Kenyan Emmanuel Naibei remained alone in the lead around the 30th km, but the epilogue came at the 34th when, on the Ponte dela Libertà, the Ugandan placed the decisive attack by detaching Naibei, and continuing with a excellent pace up to the finish line in Riva Sette Martiri with the record time of 2h08'10". A great result for Solomon Mutai who, in addition to improving his personal best, above all beat the historic race record, which had stood since 2009. For joy and emotion, the winner knelt down immediately after the finish line for a moment of recollection. Second came Naibei (2h09'41"), third in comeback the Ethiopian Tefese Abebe in 2h09'54" in what is The fastest podium ever was for the men. Ninth, and first of the Italians, Khalid Jbari (Athletic Club 96 Bolzano) in 2h25'35”.

Among the women, the race was decided after the 35th km, when the Kenyan Lucy Karimi made the difference, who was left alone in the lead after having detached all her opponents one by one, to reach the finish line of Riva Sette Martiri with a time of 2h28'12". In second place was her compatriot Rebecca Chesir in 2h29'14", while in third place came Caroline Jebet in 2h29'46" to complete an all-Kenyan podium. The first blue to the finish line is was Paola Salvatori of the US Roma 83, who finished in 2h52'36".

With Mutai's victory, Uganda enters the Venicemarathon gold register for the first time, while Karimi's success brings Kenya's victories in the women's field to 14.

The first names to write the roll of honor of the UYN Half Marathon, from Mestre to Venice, were Tommaso Forner, a 24-year-old Paduan bearer of the Assindustria in his debut on the distance finished in 1h09'42" and Claudia Andrighettoni, 40-year-old from Quercia Rovereto Happy at the finish line for having taken part in a new half marathon, with a truly spectacular route.

In the 10 kilometres, which started from Parco San Giuliano and also finished in Venice, the 18-year-old Venetian and middle-distance runner of Assindustria Padova Thomas D'Este prevailed in 34'37". In the women's field, Diletta Moressa, the middle-distance runner from Mestre of the 'Coin' who finished in 41'11".

Men's race order of arrival

1) Mutai Munyo Solomon (Uga) 2'08'10"
2) Emmanuel Rutto Naibei (Ken) 2'09'41"
3) Abebe Tefese Delelegn (Eth) 2'09'54"
4) Habtu Kibrom Desta (Eth) 2'12'12"
5) Mengich Richard (Ken) 2'12'40"
6) Langat John Kiprono (Ken) 2'12'53"
7) Mohammed Abdu Endris (Eth) 2'14'45"
8) Bekele Sahlessilasie Nigu (Eth) 2'21'14"
9) Khalid Jbari (Ita - Athletic Blub 96 Bolzano) 2'25'35"
10) Salvatore Gambino (Ita - DK Runners Milan) 2'29'03"

Order of arrival for the women's race
1) Karimi Lucy (Ken) 2'28'12"
2) Chesir Rebecca Kangogo (Ken) 2'29'14"
3) Korir Caroline Jebet (Ken) 2'29'46"
4) Nimbona Elvanie (Bur) 2'30'25"
5) Jifar Fantu Zewude (Eth) 2'31'02"
6) Alemayehu Tejitu Siyum (Eth) 2'31'45"
7) Paola Salvatori (Ita - US Rome 83) 2'52'36"
8) D'Haen Stefanie (Bel) 2'56'58"
9) Festini Martina (Ita - Atletica Brugnera Pn Friulintagli) 3'02'25"
10) Owens Katerine (GBR) 3'05'00"

Finishing order 21K
Tommaso Forner (Assindustria Pd) 1h09'42"
Antoine Guillick (Bel) 1h10'32"
Alvaro Ramirez Sabater (Esp) 1h15'21"

Claudia Andrighettoni (Us Quercia Rovereto) 1h22'01'
Elisa Comisso (Vittorio Atletica) 1h22'37"
Alessia Mira (Novatletica Chieri) 1h27'53"

Finishing order 10K
Thomas D'Este 34'37"
Luigi Catalano 35'14"
Diego Avon 35'18"

Diletta Moressa 41'11"
Diana Gunatillake 42'41"
Elena Casarotta 43'04"