The 4th edition of the Eiffage Dakar Marathon was a real success, on November 18 and 19, with the participation of 15,000 runners.
The biggest sporting event in West Africa
With a marathon, a half-marathon, a 10km, a hike, and 15,000 participants from 72 different nationalities, the Dakar marathon has established itself as the unmissable sporting event on the African continent. An event also synonymous with festivities, mutual aid and solidarity.
For Ladji Doucouré, sponsor of this 4th edition, “ it is an honor to be the sponsor of the Eiffage Dakar marathon to promote sport among young Senegalese people. It is close to my heart to highlight this major event in sport in Africa. The Eiffage Dakar marathon has nothing to envy of other international marathons! »
The race route
The technical course of the race extended over 42.195 km, with more than 50 meters of elevation gain, ran along the corniche, offering a breathtaking view of the ocean. The race also included a ride through the capital’s iconic sites, such as Memorial Square, the Mosque of the Divinity and the Renaissance Monument.
The race results
Geoffrey Kipiego, a Kenyan runner, won the Marathon by finishing the race in 02:25:13, ahead of Mor Fall who became the first Senegalese to reach second place on the podium since the creation of the event. On the women’s side, Kenyan Serser Alice Cherotich Milgo won the competition in 02:43:57, well ahead of her competitor, Ethiopian Azeb Tesfay Gebremedhin, who crossed the finish line in 02:57:29.