Record-breaking Monaco Run kick-starts build up to Laureus Awards

2019-02-17 18:04
Monaco Run winners (Twitter)
Monaco Run winners (Twitter)

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 Good.

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!”

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