Monaco - With the Laureus World Sports Awards just over 24 hours away, the
Principality of Monaco celebrated with three events ahead of the main event.
The Monaco Run, supported by
Laureus, began on Saturday with thousands of children and young people taking
part in the Laureus Sport for Good run, over a distance of 1km. The aim of the
event was to raise awareness of the work of Laureus Sport for Good, which
transforms young lives all over the world.
The main event was the elite 5km
run, with a strong field of runners in both the men and women’s races. Started
by His Serene Highness Prince Albert, the men’s race was won in spectacular
fashion by Julien Wanders in record time of 13:29, while Sifan Hassan
won the women’s race in record time of 14:44.
The Monaco Run was completed with a
10km Trail run through Monaco, including a climb at the top of the Rock,
passing the famous Forte Antoine.
The Monaco Run was organised by the
Monaco Athletics Federation (FMA) and was the curtain-raiser to the Laureus
World Sports Awards which take place on Monday, February 18, 2019 at Salle des
Etoiles, Sporting Monte-Carlo. Laureus Academy Members Edwin Moses, Daley
Thompson, Sean Fitzpatrick, Nawal El Moutawakel and long-distance aficionados
Daniela Ryf and Paula Radcliffe on hand to do the post-race presentations.
Monday's 2019 Laureus World Sports
Awards in Monaco honour the greatest and most inspirational sports
triumphs of the past calendar year and showcase the work of Laureus Sport for
Laureus World Sports Academy
Chairman Sean Fitzpatrick spoke from the event, “It has been a
classic Monte Carlo weekend, the sun has been shining and it’s been great to
see everyone out supporting the runs and getting behind the Laureus World
Sports Awards. Congratulations to the runners and now bring on the Awards!”