Although the Monegasque Athletics Federation had to cancel the 2017 edition of the Riviera Classic due to the state of emergency in France and the fight against illegal immigration, the other events in the Monaco Run – the 10km, Herculis Relay and Pink Ribbon Walk, took place on Sunday, in excellent conditions.
For the fourteenth consecutive year, the Monte-Carlo 10 km was held with the start and finish on Port Hercule, a total of 1,214 runners took part of 39 different nationalities took part. Some participants chose to run in a relay of two runners (3km and 7km).
The Pink Ribbon Walk also took place as part of the Monaco Run, which brought together more than 400 participants, including Stéphane Valeri, the Minister of Health and Social Affairs, for a 5km charity walk immediately after the start of the 10km.
Two athletes in the 10km quickly escaped the pack to compete for victory, and it was Youssef Jaadi of Montpelier who won in 30’40, before Pierre Potteau in 30’44, and Karim Tahri in 32’29. Fifth place went to a Carabinier of the Prince, Quentin Chiai, in 33’36.
On the women’s side, Hanan Faroun of US Creteil won in 36’07, ahead of two athletes of AS Monaco, Adriana Maria Di Guisto in 38’28, and Imane Zouhir in 39’41.
The award ceremony took place on Quai Albert I in front of a large crowd, in the presence of numerous personalities from Monaco, the traditional partners of this Monaco Run, as well as IAAF President Lord Sebastian Coe.
Mr Coe took part in the Herculis Relay with his compatriot and current holder of the world record for the Marathon Paula Radcliffe, passing the baton to Paula who covered the remaining seven kilometres. They finished in third place.