(ANSA) – ROME, MARCH 21 – Nearly eleven thousand participants are announced next Sunday in Rome for the “Acea Run Rome The Marathon”, which will start at 8.30 with departure from via dei Fori Imperiali, where the finish line will also be set up. The event will also send a message of peace: all top runners will have the peace flag on their bibs, a sign of closeness to the Ukrainian people. On the technical side, we will try to improve the men’s record that since 2009 belongs to the Kenyan Benjamin Kiptoo Kolum.
Favorite n.1, in the list of elite athletes made official today, is the Moroccan Othmane El Goumri, ninth in the Tokyo Olympics marathon. To challenge him will be the Ethiopian patrol composed mainly of Fikre Bekele, Alemayehu Mekonen and Lemi Dumecha. Among the Italians, Rome awaits his idol Giorgio Calcaterra and the other home marathoner Luca Parisi. In the women’s field, waiting for the Ethiopian Zinash Mekonnen. (HANDLE).