Female participation record of 43% in the Palma Marathon Mallorca


Photo: Rafa Pabot

Up to 7,000 runners, with a female participation record of 43%, joined the great running festival in the Balearic Islands in 15th of October.

The Palma Marathon Mallorca celebrated its 19th edition this year, and was once again the great festival of running in the Balearic Islands with up to 7,000 runners registered in its three distances: 9 km, half marathon and marathon, and with a record of female participation in Spain: 43% of the total number of runners.


The British athlete Shannon Barton, with 3h00:00, and the Spanish athlete Antoni Gran (2h33:18) were the winners of the marathon distance, the main event of the day. Gran was also crowned as Balearic champion in his debut. Ashley Baldwin was second, more than 7 minutes behind Gran, while Maciej Lucyk was third. In the women’s category, Stina Nordstrom and Laura Van Den Broeck were second and third, respectively.


Despite the difficulties caused by the heavy storm that hit Palma early on the race day, the race was able to take place, although the starts had to be delayed for an hour due to the water accumulated at some points along the course.


In the half marathon distance, the winner was the German international athlete René Menzel, from the 361st Europe team, who broke the course record with a time of 1h09:28. Caitlin Bradley won the women’s 21,097m race in 1h27:04. In the 9 km race, the victories went to Denmark’s Kirsten Pettersson (34:00) and Poland’s Krzystof Szymanowski (29:18).


Former Palma athlete Caridad Jerez was honoured at the start and received the “Golden Dorsal” of the Palma Marathon Mallorca in recognition of her successful sporting career, succeeding Balearic legends of the sport Toni Peña, Miquel Capó and Emilio de la Cámara.


The Palma Marathon Mallorca is organised by Kumulus, with the support of the Palma City Council and the Tourism Strategy Agency of the Balearic Islands and the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan of the Spanish Government as well as the Mallorca Tourism Foundation and Consell de Mallorca, and the collaboration and sponsorship of Zafiro Hotels as official accommodation, 361º, Proa Group, Fornes Logistics and Ports de Balears.


The Palma Marathon Mallorca


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