- Mark Korir wins the Malaga marathon with a record that lowers the best time of the event by three minutes .
- The Galician Fernando González prevails in the half marathon in the Andalusian town.
- Five young people with ataxia telangiectasia will participate in the Zurich Malaga Marathon
- The Malaga Marathon achieves the IAAF bronze label
Kenyan Mark Korir set a new record (2:07:39 ) at the 11th Zurich Malaga Marathon , the last event on the RFEA 2021 calendar. The competition had not been held for two years due to the pandemic.
The pace of the half marathon of 1h03: 27 with four athletes was going to play a triumph. Kenyans Raymond Choge , Solomon Yego and Mark Korir , along with Eritrean Nguse Amlosom seemed like the men who were going to fight in the final kilometers. Korir won. The Kenyan athlete lowered the record of the previous edition by three minutes, which was set by his compatriot Martin Cheruiyot (2:10:08) in the 2019 marathon. In second place was Nguse Amlosom (2:08:23) and closed the Solomon Kirwa podium (2:08:43) .
Malaga half marathon 2021
In the 21,097 km of the half marathon, the La Mancha athlete Fernando González , with a time of 1h07: 31 , took the victory ahead of Nicolás Dalmasso (1h08: 35) and Hernán Huaita (1h08: 47) .
In the women's event, the German Anke Esser (1h13: 27) won , followed by Sophie Wood (1h15: 05) and Leila Armoush (1h16: 22), who completed the podium.
Classifications and times of the Malaga marathon 2021
- Mark Korir (Kenya) 2h07: 39
- Nguse Amlosom (Eritrea) 2h08: 23
- Solomon Yego (Kenya) 2h08: 43
- Raymond Choge (Kenya) 2h09: 53
- Josphat Kiprotich (Kenya) 2h11: 47
- Tseginesh Mekonnin (Ethiopia) 2h24: 50
- Legesse, Yeneabeba Maru Ejigu (Ethiopia) 2h25: 02
- Beatrice Cheptoo (Kenya): 2:25:20
- Carolin Kilel (Kenya) 2:26:32
- Maritu Ketema (Ethiopia) 2h29: 51
Classifications and times of the Malaga 2021 half marathon
- Fernando González 1h07: 31
- Nicolás Dalmasso 1h08: 35
- Hernán Huaita 1h08: 47
- Anke Esser 1h13: 27
- Sophie Wood 1h15: 05
- Leila Armoush 1h16: 22
Mark Korir y Legesse ganan con récord el maratón de Málaga