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ABDI NAGEEYE TO RUN THE BARCELONA HALF MARATHON

21/11/2017
The Dutch marathon recorldholder and best European of the year in the distance confirms his participation in the next Feb 11th.   eDREAMS MITJA MARATÓ DE BARCELONA 
Abdi Nageeye has confirmed his participation in one of the half marathon Fastest Course in World. The author of the two best European performances of the 2017 in full marathon has chosen the Catalan race to begin the 2018 high competition  season.
 
Nageeye is the best European marathoner of the year thanks to his 2.08.16 made in Amsterdam’s marathon the past October, New Dutch Record. He also has the second best european performance of the 2017 and the national records of 10K, 15K and 10EM. His personal best in a half marathon is 62.08.
 
The eDreams Mitja Marató de Barcelona course is the same one that made Florence Kiplagat the fastest woman in the world for 2 years in a row, and probably also one of the main reasons for Nageeye has chosen the race in de capital of Catalunya to improve his best in this distance. The Somalia original is at the moment far from the half marathon Dutch best of 61.10 of Greg van Hest  in City-Pier- City Loop 1999. A récord of almost 20 years.
 
Nageeye lives in Kenia where he is following a very strict training program next to the most prestigious athletes of the world such as Eliud Kipchoge (the winner of the Barcelona’s Half Marathon in 2013 and 2014 and the current recordholder 60.04) and Geoffrey Kamworor; all of them under the coach’s responsibility, Patrick Sang.
 
The eDreams Mitja Marató Barcelona is one of the most renowned half marathons in Spain. With more than 17.700 participants in the past edition, a 38% of foreigner participation, the 31% female participation and one of the fastest tracks of half marathons in the world.