Global Running News  Global Running News
Injuries and Treatment  Injuries
Nutrition Information  Nutrition
Running Training Information  Training
Running Information Forums  Forums

   Running Information      USA Running      Running South Africa      Running New Zealand      Running UK      Running Ireland      Running Ireland      Deutsch Laufzeit      Copenhagen Marathon      Suomen Juoksu      Sverige Löpning      Tel Aviv Marathon      Running Australia      Running Kenya      Running Europe      Running Malta      Running Namibia

Nice 21K 2005

France: Nice 21K 2005 – 7500 participants, a record and loads of emotions!

Nice 21k 2005It was a perfect day for running – more than 7500 competitors took part in the race on the famous Promenade des Anglais, flanked by the sea and palm trees, in perpetual festive atmosphere. All along the course, a crowd of 30,000 people was present, cheering and encouraging the competitors and enjoying the festivities in the streets of the beautiful capital of the French Riviera.

Greatly anticipated and appreciated, this annual competition unites champions and amateurs alike, who join in increasing high numbers year after year. The flat course allowed the best French and international athletes to achieve great performances!

For this 14th edition, we must remember the performance of BARUS Benson, who broke Julius Rotich’s 2004 record of 1h01’27” with 1h01’14”. Among the French participants were also great performers! Let us first congratulate SENDJASNI Miloud, the first French (and first local) runner with his 14th place, and DAHMANI Zaia, who climbed on the third step of the podium.

In the men’s competition, one had to wait until the 10th kilometre for the group of leading runners to break apart. In the last 3 kilometres, Barus Benson, from Kenya, progressively increased his speed, leaving his fellow compatriots behind, and crossed the finish line in 1h01’14”.

He was closely followed by Kirui Philip with 1h01’33” and Maregu Joseph with 1h02’31”.

In the women’s competition, we witnessed a fierce battle between the favourites, but the Russian PERMITINA Irina, who finished sixth at the 2005 Paris Marathon, quickly took the lead of the race.
Kenyan ASIBA Nouriah, the favourite, finished second, with a time of 1h12’48”. DAHMANI Zaira, from France, topped her wonderful performance with a time of 1h16’21”, and stepped on the podium alongside the two great champions.

Not only were there excellent results, but there were also a record number of participants: no less than 7500 runners took part in the competition in the streets of Nice. The three most popular races of the 14th edition, the 21.1, 10 and 4 kilometres, united professionals, amateurs and beginners with one thing in common: their passion of the sport.

Men Women
1 BARUS Benson (Ken) 1h01’14’’ 1 PERMITINA Irina (Rus) 1h12’20’’

2 KIRUI Philip (Ken) 1h01’33’’ 2 ASIBA Nouriah (Ken) 1h12’48’’

3 MAREGU Joseph (Ken) 1h02’31’’ 3 DAHMANI Zaia (Fra) 1h16’21’’

source Azur

Speak Your Mind