Roba and Yulamanova take Istanbul titles in heavy rain and gusty wind
On a cold morning with 12 degrees C at the start and in steady rain which never stopped all through the race, the Intercontinental Istanbul Eurasia Marathon celebrated its 30th anniversary.
Kasime Adilo Roba, 29, of Ethiopia and Russia’s Nailiya Yulamanova, 28 claimed the overall men’s and women’s titles in 2:11:16 and 2:30:17 respectively.
This year’s marathon was held along a new course exposing more scenic historical sites. Historically, the marathon and the 15km race connect two continents – Europe and Asia.
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