Over 2,700 runners participated in a memorable Monaco Run weekend on Saturday, February 10 and Sunday, February 11. The event’s organisers, the Monegasque Athletics Federation, overcame adverse weather conditions on the first day to deliver an altogether successful 14th edition.
The first edition of the Trail du Mont Agel was cancelled as a result of “extreme precipitation,” but the ‘City Trail’ went ahead despite the downpour, in which competitors tackled over 1,100 uphill steps. Slovenian Timotej BECAN took first place with a time of 45:19.
Fortunately the weather improved in the afternoon, as around 20 families joined Paula Radcliffe in the ‘Families on Track’ five kilometre relay that took off from Port Hercule at 16:00.
The flagship event of the ‘Monaco Run Gramaglia’, the ‘5km Hoka’, started in the sunshine on Sunday at 9:00. The race saw a tight finish with just four seconds separating the first three runners across the line. Yann Schrub won the race with a time of 13:22, followed closely by Abdullahi Dahir Rabi with a time of 13:24.
Niels Laros completed the podium and the race with a time of 13:26, a Dutch national record and the best European U20 performance in history.
Anthony Berriere won the 10 kilometre Monaco Run with a time of 30:43. All race results and details can be viewed on the Monaco Run website here.
The Pink Ribbon Charity event followed, bringing together over 300 people in support of the fight against breast cancer.
Featured image courtesy of Monaco Run Gramaglia