42nd edition of Teamsport Gozo Half Marathon hailed a great success
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It was perfect weather for this year’s 42nd edition of the Teamsport Gozo Half Marathon 2017, held this morning and hailed as a great success.
Large crowds cheered the competitors off from Xaghra Square, with plenty more lining the routes to encourage them along the way.More than 700 athletes, hailing from 38 different nations, participated in the different categories of half marathon, 8 mile race, 8 mile walkathon, 4km, 2km or 2km fun run.
The special 42nd edition trophies were presented to the winners by the Mayor of Xaghra Joe Cordina.
The Gozo half marathon is the first Maltese half-marathon to obtain European race certification, which the organisers said, “boasts a level of certification from European Athletics.”The Organising Committee thanked its main sponsors and all volunteers for their help throughout the event. Thanks were also given to the Police, ERRC, and Local Wardens.
Next year’s event will be taking place on Sunday, the 29th of April 2018.
The full results for the Gozo Half Marathon 2017 will be available here.
Photographs by Alain Salvary