Monaco Run celebrated its twelfth anniversary in optimal weather conditions on Sunday, February 13.

The City Trail, the 5km race and the traditional Pink Ribbon Monaco Walk were all held, following the exclusion of the general public from last year’s event due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A total of 204 people took part in the City Trail, a race of 9km.

Sébastien POESY took first place with a time of 33:06. Cédric PISTORESI and Michaël REYNAUD won 2nd and 3rd place in 35:29 and 35:36. Among the women, it was Elena SCOLARI who won in 45:23 ahead of Tatyana GRAMATIKOVA (46:17) and Monica GOMEZ FERNANDEZ (47:15).

For the 5km Herculis event, which started at 10:30, 212 runners took part. Axel CHRISTENSEN (DEN) took 1st place by completing the distance in 13:42. Behind him, were Raphaël MONTOYA (FRA) and Vidar JOHANSSON (SWE) who finished the race in the times of 13:43 and 13:46.

Among the women, the performance of Margaux SIERACKI (FRA) was especially noteworthy as she crossed the finish line in 15:32, one second behind Liv WESTPHAL’s French record (15:31) established on the same course in 2020. Valentina GEMETTO (ITA) and Alexandra DROULIN (FRA) completed the podium with times of 16:51 and 18:39.

The Pink Ribbon Walk, the traditional charity event, attracted around a hundred people marching in favour of the fight against breast cancer, its prevention and screening.


ORIGINAL SOURCE & PHOTO: Monaco Government Press Service