The first Nicosia Half Marathon was held in Nicosia on Sunday 19/1/2020.
Runners and spectators defied the rainy weather and were present at the race start.
The event attracted 850 runners from sixteen different countries.
Christophoros Protopapas prevailed the men with a time of 1: 15.34 marking a new individual performance and the best in Cyprus this year. Charalambos Ioannou finished second in 1:15:57, while Andreas Giafas finished third in 1: 19.09.
Dagmara Handzlik easily prevailed the women category with a time of 1: 22.08, followed by Stavri Pericleous winner of Patras coastal Mediterranean races, with a score of 1.28.50, while Olga Kypri finished third with a time of 1: 29.00.
In the Ice Power 5km race, men’s winners were Avraamis Avraam 17: 00.38, Konstantinos Amzopoulos 17: 02.86 Nikolas Georgiou with 18: 10.39.
In women the results were as follows:
Elia Ioannou 19: 34.30 Louisa Tzianakka 21: 33.22 and Maria Tziapoura 21: 44.89
WARGAMERS, SMALTO RUNNING TEAM and the Central Bank Athletic Charity Club of Cyprus were the top three in the 5km corporate race.
The race’s Tech Partner is Samsung, and all proceeds from the event will be donated to the non-profit Europa Donna Cyprus.
Sponsored by Ice Power, Nescafe, Galataki Charalambidis Christis, Pure sport Nutrition, while sponsors European University, ACS, Media Studios, E&F Logistic Solutions, Hadjilykos Buses, Pure sport Nutrition and Georgios Andreou Mitsero supermarket. Media sponsors were Alpha Cyprus, Adboard, Kiss 89.0, Sfera 96.8 and Active 107.4