Mexico City Half Marathon 2015
On Sunday July 26, 2015 in Mexico City more than 20,000 runners participated in the Mexico City Half Marathon some of them coming from different parts of the world. The route was certified by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF). The race counted with 4 water points and 4 energetic fluids points and at the end every runner received the recovery kit. Thousands of volunteers and spectators were motivating the runners along the route.
Starting and finishing in Avenida Reforma (one of the main avenues in Mexico City) the Half Marathon followed the route: Reforma by Mariano Escobedo, Presidente Masaryk, Monte Líbano, Chivatito, Bosque de Chapultepec and again Paseo de la Reforma.
Tomás Luna, 40 years old, was the male winner with 1:09.00. Luna, since the beginning, opened a gap between his principal competitors as Jesús Isidro Chávez 1:10.33 and Arturo Cortés 1:11.42. The first 5K Luna’s time was 16.29, 10K 32.27 and 15K 49.174.
Fabiola Pérez, 25 years old, was the female winner with and 1:21.47. Her times were 5K 19:35, 10K 38:31 and 15K 54:42. The second place was for Alex Roudayna de la Huerta 1:26.05 and third place for Alma Delia Arroyo 1:27.50
Both winners mentioned about the great organization of the race and the strength they needed to run up to Paseo de la Reforma.
After the race some runners took days off to recover from it and relax and went sightseeing in Mexico City and the cities around like Puebla, Queretaro, Cuernavaca.