Malta Marathon

2015 Vodafone Malta Marathon

Three runners from Morocco won the podium places in the 2015 Vodafone Malta Marathon.

It was possibly the closest finish ever with Muhammed Hajjy coming in first in 2:19:28 from Nasef Ahmed who was second in 2:19:29. Elfeche Abdel Hakim came third in 2:21:36.

It was the fifth Malta Marathon win for the Italy-based runner.

The first Maltese in was Andrew Grech whose time of 2:32:34 was good enough for eighth.

Samantha Woodward was the first woman to reach the finishing line while Malta’s Josanne Attard Pulis was second.

In the half marathon, Karol Grunenbelg, a German, was first in 1:09:53 followed by Gerry Pennington in 1:11:57 and Pascale Valentin in 1:12:26

The first Maltese was Mark Herrera in 1:13:26.

The first woman in was Simona Baracetti finishing in 1:25:26 followed by Malta's Rita Galea in 1:26:08.

A record of 3,517 participants finished their events.