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ASICS Austrian Women's Run: Day of Records
ASICS Austrian Women's Run: Day of Records
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The event took place for the 33rd time this year. 15,542 participants set a strong example for the female running sport.

Winner Gladys Chepkurui
Winner Gladys Chepkurui

The comeback after the corona-related forced break was brilliant. Several records were broken at the same time: With a time of 14:50 minutes over the 5km distance of the elite competition, the Kenyan Gladys Chepkurui from Kenya pulverized the 10 year old course record. After an exciting race, she clearly won ahead of the Englishwoman Charlotte Arter and third-placed Purity Kajuju-Gitonga, also from Kenya. The Austrian Julia Mayer, 5th placed, not only ran a personal best with 15:46 minutes, but also equalized that Austrian record over 5km.

Julia Mayer
Julia Mayer

Great success despite many obstacles

Overall, the organizers were Ilse Dipppmann and Andreas Schnabl 15,542 participants. Around 13,000 were live on site, the rest of them switched to the app and completed their round run in many places in Austria, but also internationally in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Great Britain, the USA, and many more.

Women's run
Women's run

Organizer Dippmann: "The new regulation (since October 1st, only vaccinated or recovered people can participate in events with more than 500 visitors in Vienna) was the often cited game changer and a huge challenge for our team. Even if a few tears flowed at the beginning are and before us an immense organizational and logistical effort has asked: Our goal was of course to enable every runner and walker to have a wonderful participation after our break last year!‚ÄĚThat seems to have succeeded. Her conclusion: "If you've seen the happy faces on the way to the start, while running or at the finish - in the Prater or in the women's run app, then you know that it was right and important to consider the ASICS Austrian Women's Run as a hybrid event We want to run, especially now!"

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