The popular life time Miami Marathon of 2022, which celebrates its 20th anniversary and its return after the coronavirus pandemic, has broken the record of registered runners and there is no longer even the option to join the waiting list, according to the website.
For the first time in the history of this sporting event, the possibilities of registering for both the 26.2-mile marathon and the half marathon were exhausted months before its celebration on February 6.
On the Life Time Miami website, two large windows open for the two events where it reads: “Sorry, this event is full. The waiting list has been closed,” information that is likely to leave many runners upset and fans of this competition.
However, the organization noted that a “lottery selection” will take place today and the lucky ones will be notified by email.
The organizers had reduced the number of participants from 22,000 to 15,000 due to certain “problems in the supply chain caused by the pandemic,” according to Frankie Ruiz, director and organizer of the race.
In a tweet, Ruiz collected that “the registration for the Miami marathon has broken records after the cancellation due to the pandemic” of the last edition.
It is estimated that more than 7,000 runners were eagerly awaiting their final participation in this event in which athletes from all over the world run.
In the 2020 edition, held at the beginning of February with more than 22,000 participants in both events, the winners, in the men’s and women’s categories, were respectively the Tanzanian Saidi Juma Makula and the Peruvian Aydee Loayza Huaman.
Juma Makula covered the distance in 2 hours, 21 minutes and 59 seconds, while Layza Huaman stopped the timers in 2 hours, 46 minutes and 52 seconds.
Elkin Serna, from Colombia, was second in the men’s category with a time of 2 hours, 27 minutes and 28 seconds.
In the half marathon the victory went to the Kenyan Dominic Korir, who prevailed in the men’s category with a time of one hour, three minutes and 52 seconds, and the Israeli Beatie Deutsch dominated in the women’s category with one hour, 16 minutes and 50 seconds.
The start of the marathon will take place in the vicinity of the FTX Arena pavilion, located in front of Biscayne Bay, and will conclude in an area adjacent to Bayfront Park, on Biscayne Boulevard, in Downtown Miami.
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