The preview: The strongest edition in its history

The 2022 and 2023 male winners, are back to Sevilla!

The Zurich Maratón de Seville 2024 has unveiled the strong starting list of international athletes already confirmed who will fight for the victory, to achieve the qualifying standards for the Olympic Games and to break the record of the race in both male and female categories. The participants of the Spanish Marathon Championships, which will be held in conjunction with the Zurich Maratón de Sevilla, will also be announced on 5 February. 

The names of the majority of the more than 250 elite runners have been announced, among them, in the men's category, the last two winners and best times in history in Seville, the Ethiopians Asrar Hiyrden, winner in 2022 and best time in history with 2h04:43, and Gadisa Birhanu Shumie, winner last year with 2h04:59: 43, and Gadisa Birhanu Shumie, last year's winner with 2h04:59, the Eritrean Okubay Tsegay (2h05:20 in Berlin in 2023), or the national record holders from France, Morhad Amdouni (2h05:22) or the Israeli Ayale (2h05:33), who achieved the record precisely in Seville in the last edition. The young Ethiopian Deresa Geleta Ulfata and the best Italian long-distance runner in history, Crippa (Italian record holder in the 5000m, 10000m and half marathon) are other big names who will try to beat the clock in the Andalusian capital. Up to 10 men have alreadyl run under 2h06, such as the Frenchman Nicolas Navarro, and 20 under 2h08, to which the best Spanish runners will have to be added. 

As for the women’s start list, Namibia's Helalia Johannes will start the race in Avenida de Las Delicias with the best personal best of the more than 70 professionals who will compete for the victory with 2h19:52. Ethiopia's Azmera Gebru (2h20:48) and Kenya's Magdalyne Masai (2h22:16) are aiming to beat the best time achieved in Andalusia over this distance, and the group of British runners, led by Calli Thakcery (2h22:17) are at their best level ever and will be competing for places at the Olympic Games in Paris in what will be the official trials of this federation. 

In terms of runner density, this will be the highest level edition in the history of the Zurich Maratón de Sevilla. The objective, in addition to the circuit records, will be to once again facilitate the achievement of qualifying standards for the Olympic Games (up to 25 were achieved here in 2023) and to continue adding national records, such as the 15 that have been broken in the last two editions.

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