German athlete Monika Frenger and Danish athlete Kasper Laumann got the triumph at the Zafiro Palma Marathon 2021
5,000 runners enjoyed the comeback of the biggest running event in the Balearic Islands. Claudia Schneider and Francesc Xabier Gornals won the 21k race and Maria Luz Tesuri and Yannick Reihs succeded in the 10k.
The awaited 2021 edition of the Zafiro Palma Marathon crowned Monika Frenger (Germany) and Kasper Laumann (Denmark) as the winners in a thrilling and emotional day wich brought back the comeback of the biggest running event in Mallorca and in the Balearic Islands.
German athlete Monika Frenger was the female winner pushing the pace from the beginning of the race. She tried a solo run and got a brilliant victory with 14 minute gap to Janine Kaiser, second, and Elva Klöber, third. The top-3 women were Germans. Frenger clocked in 3h10:30 after crossing the half marathon in 1h33:23. Maria Teresa Huecas was the first Spanish at the finish line. “It’s been so great to win here, I’m so excited. I’ve just followed other athletes to keep the pace and to focus on the goal!”, said Frenger.
Second victory for Lauman
Kasper Laumann repeated his 2018 victory with a solid performance. The race was always under his control, and pulled away when passed the km 30 to get the victory in 2h31:36. Polish athlete Maciej Lucyk was second in 2h34:01 and German athlete Marian Bunte was third (2h35:09). Spanish Jesus Peralta finished fourth. “It’s amazing to be back here, with this crowd cheering up the whole course. Mallorca is like my second home now, I feel so proud of this victory. It’s been hard to keep training for everyone during the past months, but it’s so good to achieve this great result. Unbelievable”, said Laumann.
In the half marathon, Claudia Schneider and Francesc Xabier Gornals are the 2021 winners. Maria Luz Tesauri and Yannick Reihs got the victory in the 10km race.
This is a family and fun focus event and these concept brings to Palma de Mallorca, one of the main touristic places in Europe, in the Balearic Islands, a high quality event that is not only a marathon, is a full weekend of run, tourism and leisure for beginners or experienced athletes, and their families.