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Everything is ready for the 28th Sao Paulo International Marathon

The kits will be delivered to the 18,000 registered participants between Thursday and Saturday, at Ibirapuera Park

On the morning of this Sunday, April 7, 18 thousand people are expected at the 28th Sao Paulo International Marathon, one of the main competitions of this sport in Brazil and the first to obtain the World Athletics Seal (international athletics federation), which had entries sold out. The delivery of the kits to members will begin this Thursday and continue until Saturday, at the Expo Atleta, in the Pavilhão das Culturas Brasileiras (Pacubra), in Ibirapuera Park. The test will be broadcast live on Yescom’s YouTube channel.

In addition to the 42km (marathon), the half marathon (21km), 10km and 5km will take place, starting at 6.10am, near the Obelisk. Each of these modes has a different start, so it’s a good idea to arrive early to position yourself at the correct gate. Along the route there will be 18 support points with water, medical assistance, toilets, as well as other points with sports drinks, food and music. The marathon route starts from the Obelisk, heads to the airport, returns, goes to Pinheiros, crosses the Pinheiros River, crosses University City and returns to Ibirapuera Park. The amateur runner must finish the 42km in a maximum of six hours, the elite marathon runner completes the race in a third of that time.


The total prize money is R$40,000 and will be split up to seventh place in the Elite, male and female categories. The champion and champion will each receive R$7,000. In the men’s category, the athletes are Ederson Vilela from São Paulo (champion of the Curitiba Marathon and runner-up at the Volta Internacional da Pampulha last year), Renilson da Silva from Minas Gerais (3rd at the 2023 São Paulo International Half Marathon and 4th at the Foz do Maratona Iguaçu in 2023); Geilson Conceição, also from São Paulo (champion of the Porto Alegre Marathon in 2022 and two-time champion of the Salvador Marathon – 2019 and 2021); and Franck Caldeira (champion of São Silvestre and Volta da Pampulha, among others). Among the foreigners, the ones who will attract attention will be the reigning champion, the Kenyan Vestus Cheboi (photo below), his compatriot Nicolas Kosgei (winner of the Grandstand in 2019), the Ugandan Moses Kibet (champion of the International Half Marathon of Rio de Janeiro and the Half Guarulhos International Marathon, both in 2023) and the Ethiopian Gosa Seyoum (champion of the Nanjing Xianlin Half Marathon in China in 2023).

In the women’s category, the excellences are the Kenyan Faridah Chelanga (champion of the Curitiba Marathon 2023); Emily Chebet (champion of the 2nd Guarulhos International Half Marathon); the Bolivian Helen Daniela Baltazar Medina (4th in the Pan American Marathon Championship of Caracas – 2023) and the Brazilian Renata Moreno dos Santos (4th in the Sao Paulo International Marathon – 2023).

For almost three decades, the São Paulo Marathon has brought together the best of road running and it was there that the national record of the sport, in the men’s category, was broken in 2002, by Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima, bronze medalist Athens 2004, who won the race with a time of 2h11min19, which also remains the race record. The Brazilian Marcia Narloch is the athlete with the highest number of victories, three in total, obtained in the 1999, 2000 and 2005 editions. She is in fact also the holder of the national record, with 2:34:10 in the Porto Alegre Marathon, in 2000. The women’s record for the São Paulo marathon is held by Kenyan Rumokol Chepkanan – 2:31:21, set in 2012.

In the 2023 edition, Kenyan Vestus Cheboi Chemjor was the winner, completing the 42km in 2h15min20s, in his first participation. The Kenyan’s record is one of the best in the history of the competition. In the women’s race, Ethiopian Yadeni Alemayehu won, with 2h34min48. Among the Brazilians, Giovani dos Santos, in fourth place (2h23min16) and Marlei Willers (2h46min50) in second place were the best placed in the country in the 27th edition of the Sao Paulo Marathon. The Sao Paulo Marathon record is

It is worth mentioning that Olympikus, the official sports brand of the race, has just launched the Supra Challenge, plus the Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima Challenge, which will kick off in this marathon. At the end of the year, the Brazilian brand will offer extra prizes for those who run with the Corre Supra and beat the finish line of Vanderlei, who this year will run the 5 km on Sunday, and that of Márcia, as well as the Brazilians and fastest Brazilians in the world rankings, 2024 season, in one of the nine pre-selected marathons. Olympikus will in fact set up a stand of over 100 m2 at the Expo. “It is a joy to be part of the Olympikus team and today to be able to directly contribute to encouraging Elite athletes, even more so with a challenge that bears my name. The 2002 Sao Paulo International Marathon is a milestone in my history and a time that has never been beaten so far. It will be very exciting to hand over the baton of the fastest Brazilian in a marathon in Brazil to an athlete who will wear Brazilian technology on his feet”, says Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima.

Caixa and Comgas present the 28th International Marathon of São Paulo, organized and organized by Yescom, with the sponsorship of Olympikus, Assaí, Drogaria São Paulo, Smart Fit, Movida, Itambé and Polpanorte, Power Ade, special sponsorship of 3 Corações, co- sponsorship of Montevérgine, Dois Cunhados Hortifruti, Recicla Junto and Cristalcopo and the support of Bendita Cânfora, Mantiqueira Brasil, Espaço Laser, Antilhas, Copra, Arcor, Mid Zero, Cinépolis, COSAN, Leão and Urbia. The official gel is from Black Skull. The official hotel is Intercity Ibirapuera and the official tourist agency is Maratonas no Mundo. Special support comes from the Municipality of São Paulo, through the Municipal Department of Sport and Leisure. (SEME), Municipal Secretariat of Tourism and SPTuris. Supervision is by World Athletics, AIMS, CBAt and the São Paulo Athletics Federation.


Starting times


– 6:10 – Elite A/B Male and Female;

6:15 – 1st WAVE – Premium Platoon and Athletes with Disabilities, General Platoon (registered to complete the race by 3:40) and General Platoon (registered to complete the race between 3:41 and 4:10);

6:20 – 2nd WAVE – Platoon General (registered to complete the race between 4:11 and 4:40) and Platoon General (registered to complete the race later than 4:41).

Half marathon

6.30am – 3rd WAVE – Premium platoon and athletes with disabilities; General Platoon (registered to complete the race by 1:40); and General Platoon (signed up to complete the run between 1:41 and 1:55);

– 6:35 – 4TH WAVE – Platoon General (recorded to complete the race between 1:56 and 2:15) and Platoon General (recorded to complete the race above 2:16);


6:40 – 5th WAVE – Athletes with Disabilities and the General Team 10K Race;


6:45 – 6th WAVE – Athletes with disabilities and the general team 5K race.

Kit delivery times

Thursday – 4/4: 1pm to 8pm

Friday – 5/4: 9am to 8pm

Saturday – 4/6: 8am to 6pm

Official test site:

Source: Terra

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