Rain may have greeted the early birds but the course was quickly drying up by the time.
Marathoners and 30K runners departed in ideal conditions, under an overcast sky and in 12-degree weather.
In the men’s race, Dániel Soós crossed the line first, also taking the top spot in the Hungarian national championship. Among women, Tímea Merényi was the first across the line, earning her a second victory in Budapest after taking top honors in 2012. In the Coca-Cola Wake Your Body 30K, the men’s race was won by a Norwegian while among the ladies, a Spanish runner took the top spot.
A combined 27,860 athletes from 80 countries competed in one of the distances at the 30th SPAR Budapest Marathon, a fantastic record for the event. The oldest Hungarian Marathon runner was 80-year-old György Kiss, who improved by 15 minutes from his time here last year.
The number of participants reached 27,800 which is a huge record in the Budapest Marathon’s history.
30th SPAR Budapest Marathon:
1. Dániel Soós (Bp. Honvéd SE) 2:25:18
2. Péter Jenkei (Vasas) 2:25:53
3. Ádám Izer (ELTE ADSK) 2:27:09
1. Tímea Krisztina Merényi (Bp. Honvéd SE) 2:45:08
2. Simona Juhász-Staicu (Dunakeszi VSE) 2:47:33
3. Zsuzsa Szabina Laluska (ELTE ADSK) 02:50:56
Coca-Cola Wake Your Body 30K:
1. Øystein Wergeland (Norway) 1:51:36
2. Attila Korpics (Knauf Insulation ZASZ SE) 2:00:17
3. Milán Gábor Szabó (Mátra Biatlon és Sífutó SE) 2:01:27
1. Vanessa Benavent (Spain) 2:10:45
2. Francesca Capobelli (Italy) 2:11:36
3. Orsolya Ottlakán (Sashegyi Gepárdok) 2:14:28
SPAR Budapest Marathon 10K:
1. Albert Minczér (VEDAC) 0:32:50
2. Imre Csaba Csontos (BEAC) 0:34:10
3. György Nagy Budapest (Budapest) 0:34:51
1. Karolina Helga Horváth (Budapest) 0:38:06
2. Ágnes Kiss (SZVSE) 0:38:15
3. Eszter Tóth (TFSE) 0:39:37