Tafa and Jebet win on the biggest edition of Zurich Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Madrid

  • Over 40,000 runners among the evento 3 distances
  • Double Kenyan win on Half Marathon
  • Carlos Mayo & Águeda Marqués repeat victory on 10K

Zurich Rock ‘n’ Roll Series Madrid 2024 was the biggest in the history of the event, with over 40,000 participants and Ethiopian Mitku Tafa (2:08:5) as the marathon winner, with the second place disputated among same country athlete Fikre Bekele (2:09:08) and Kenyan Douglas Chebii (2:09:10). In the women race, Naom Jebet won (2:26:19) with a great distance from Ethiopian Bontu Bekele (2:27:03) and Kebene Chala (2:27:28).

Shortly before half marathon winners were present on the finish line, with 3 slots of Kenyan runners on the male pódium (Amon Kiptoo, 1:02:25; Joseph Koech, 1:02:31 and Shamack Kiprop, 1:02:33) on a race won in the last meters. First Spanish was Tariku Novales (1:05:03). On female category victory was for Kenyan Joyece Chepkemoi (1:09:22), followed by Spanish Isabel Barreiro, superb debut on the distance and in Madrid (1:13:19) and French Mathilde Sénéchal.

Morning races started with 10K, with Carlos Mayo achieving his seventh victory on the 10K Zurich Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Madrid (29:10), after his competed race with Adam Maijó (2nd, 29:18) and third was Adrián Ben, 29:43.

Aragonian Carlos Mayo suffered a car crash two weeks ago with no injuries and he only had some side pains but were not enough to get the victory.

On Women 10K, Águeda Marqués got her third victory in Madrid (33:31), with Marta Pérez following as second (33:49), third one was Paula Herrero, on the process of coming back after injuries (36:12).

Was a day for the History of the event, with over 40,000 runners among the three distances (10K, Half Marathon and Marathon), with over 6,000 participants from previous year and more tan 113 countries represented on the streets. The event also supposes over 48 million Euro of economic impact on the city of Madrid in 2023.