After the break in 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Lisbon Marathon, the Half Marathon and the Mini Marathon will return to the national and international calendar, on 17 October, and will feature the participation of some of the best athletes from the various specialties, in an event that will take place with some restrictions, such as the limited number of 11,500 participants.
“We are only days away from the meet. A meeting that is not easy, because we still don't have the mental openness that there is in the Nordic countries", lamented Carlos Moia, in the presentation of the event, referring to the difficulties and restrictions in the organisation of the competitions, foreseeing, even so, "a great Half Marathon and a Great Marathon", considered "one of the most beautiful in the world."
Andulalem Belay Shiferaw, with a time of 2:06.00 hours, is the record holder of the Lisbon Marathon, which will start at 8:00 am in Cascais, will pass through the Municipality of Oeiras, along the riverside, and finish at Praça do Comércio, in Lisbon.
In the women's competition, in addition to Sechale Dalasa, the highlights will be the presence of Kenyans Agnes Jeruto Barsosio (2:25), Jane Jelagat Seurey and Alice Cherono Lagat and Zerfie Limeneh Tesema, from Ethiopia, all with times less than 2:26, and by Cátia Santos, the only national representative among athletes from Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Eritrea and Morocco.
The 21st edition of the Half Marathon, starting at 10:30am at Ponte Vasco da Gama and finishing at Praça do Comércio, will take place simultaneously with the Mini Marathon, over a distance of eight kilometres, and will bring to Portugal three male athletes with times in the 59th minute, the Kenyans Shadrack Kimining, Isaac Kipsan Temoi and Roncer Kipkorir Conga.