Victory at the photo finish for Celeste Abrate of Podistica Caramagna, who covered the route in an hour and 29 minutes. Second Serena Guidi
Sanremo – Cédric Gilles of Menton Marathon won the half marathon of “Run for the Whales”. The running event between sport and tourism, which highlights the beauties of the area, starting with the splendid one cycle and pedestrian path, it saw the participation of five hundred athletes. It was a real party symbol of a restart. Two years after the last edition (that of 2020 had been canceled due to the pandemic) the competitors challenged each other with start and finish in Sanremo on the Pian di Poma athletics track. The half marathon, just over 21 kilometers long, had as its route the cycle / pedestrian path up to the Tre Ponti area (the tunnel in the La Vesca area is not accessible from Friday), before arriving at Ospedaletti and return to Pian di Poma.
Cédric Gilles he finished the test in 1h15’44 ”. In second place in the half marathon he is placed Fabio Addeo in 1h18’18 “, Massimiliano Rienzo (Atl. Nervianese) in third in 1h19’23”, in fourth Pietro Stefano Garbo (Asd Castlerun) in 1h19’48 “.
In all the participants in the half marathon were 280. Among the women the success went to Celeste Abrate (Podistica Caramagna) in 1h29’36. In reality, the winner arrived with the same time as Serena Guidi of the Marathon Club Imperia, but the photo finish still had to be awarded the victory. Third step of the podium for Silvia Scarpetta (Casa della Salute) in 1h31’18 ”.
A part of the proceeds deriving from the inscriptions was donated to I.Tethys Onlus Institute, which deals with the study or study and the protection of mammals in the Mediterranean. The “Run for the Wales” from a technical point of view was organized by Pro San Pietro Sanremo. 180 athletes took part in the 10 kilometers: in the men’s field Claudio Ravera prevailed in 36’37, second place for Daniele Carlini in 37’11 “, third for Simone Garibbo in 38’50”.
Among women affirmation of Celestina Malugani in 43’39 “, second Silvia Petrucci in 46’46”, third Marina Marchi in 47’10 “. The athletics party was completed by the three-kilometer Family Run .—