07 February, 2019

The elite athletes announced for the 5km Herculis

For the 5km Herculis organized within the frame of the Monaco Run – Laureus Sport for Good, 2 races involving both professional runners and amateurs will take place.

They are in shape, and are coming with high ambitions. The European Record holder and European champion for 5000m, Sifan Hassan, as well as the holder of both European records on 10km and half-marathon (pending the ratification of his time of 59:13 today at Ras Al Khaimah’s half-marathon) Julien Wanders will be joined by other athletes with an impressive list of achievements.

We will mention the former marathon European Record holder Sondre Moen with a time of 2:05:48, as well as the two-times bronze medalist at European Championships in 1500m, British athlete Laura Weightman. We will also find the European vice-champion in 2014 and University World Champion in 2017 on 3000m SC, Polish Kristian Zalewski, as well as the Italian Champion over 10km and 6th at New-York’s marathon Sara Dossena.

The particularity of the 5km Herculis is there will be a first start of the race composed of female athletes only, which will make any performance established at that occasion eligible for a « women only » record. Monaco Run – Laureus Sport for Good will also have the privilege to welcome a runner frim the Athletes’ Refugee Team, Dominic Lobalu, who has already participated in international championships in the past.

The event which is also supported by the Laureus Sport for Good foundation will host 1000m races on the quai of port Hercule on Saturday, a City Trail of 10km on Sunday as well as a charity walk Pink Ribbon.