Eyob Faniel and Giovanna Pizzato win the fifth Moonlight Half Marathon

26 May 2015 14:15
Jean-Loup Fenaux
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Credit : Moonlight Marathon

Each year the organizers of the Venice Marathon (held on October 25, 2015) host a night half marathon in Cavallino Treporti, on the peninsula that separates the Venetian Lagoon from the Adriatic Sea. The race starts at 7:30 pm.

Eyob Faniel, 23 year old Eritrean, training in Italy and in the process of becoming Italian won the half marathon with a time of 01:05:34. Francesco Bona and Ruggero Pertile finished with the same time 01:05:37, but Francesco managed to get slightly ahead of Ruggero at the end of the sprint.

In the women’s race, Giovanna Pizzato took the lead one kilometer into the race and never stopped. She won the race in 01:19:09. It is her second victory in Cavallino Treporti (first win in 2012). Rosa Alfieri (01:19:39) and Mirella Bergamo (01:21:20) complete the podium.

3,666 runners finished the race. 600 more than last year.

Top 10 Men

1 GHEBREHIWET FANIEL EYOB ERI 01:05:34
2 BONA FRANCESCO ITA 01:05:37
3 PERTILE RUGGERO ITA 01:05:37
4 KIPTUI LAWI KEN 01:05:51
5 BOUDALIA SAID ITA 01:07:02
6 RUGUT KIPNGETICH SIMON UGA 01:08:35
7 SACCHET LUCIO ITA 01:10:26
8 AVON DIEGO ITA 01:10:38
9 FIESOLI DAVID ITA 01:11:21
10 BONAZZI LUCA ITA 01:11:46

Top 10 Women

1 PIZZATO GIOVANNA ITA 01:19:09
2 ALFIERI ROSA ITA 01:19:39
3 BERGAMO MIRELLA ITA 01:21:20
4 ZANARDI MARINA ITA 01:22:31
5 CUNICO MAURIZIA ITA 01:23:17
6 GRAVINO ANTONELLA ITA 01:24:05
7 MORANO SALADO PALOMA ITA 01:24:16
8 GURINI ILARIA ITA 01:25:58
9 TROMBETTA MARILISA ITA 01:26:53
10 TOLFO GIULIA ITA 01:27:48

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