The 10th Jesolo BMW Moonlight Half Marathon, scheduled in Jesolo on Saturday 26 June starting at 7.45 pm, promises to be the scene of an all-African challenge in the men's field.

The best accredited is the Kenyan Dickson Simba Nyakundi, an athlete who has successfully walked the international stage for some years. He has a 21k personal of 61'36 ", recorded in Italy at the Vinovo half marathon in 2019, and 28'26" on 10,000 meters on the track. 2019 saw him triumph in the half marathons of Sondrio, Genoa and Turin. Also from Kenya also arrive the second arrival of the Giulietta & Romeo Half Marathon in Verona last June 13, Eric Muthomi Riungu and then again Stanley Njihia Kamau, Julius Kariba Njeri and Sammy Kipngetich Meli. Also from Africa are the Ethiopian Damte Kuashu Gtaye and the Moroccan Hicham Bofars.

In the women's field, we will see Croatian ultramarathon runner Nikolina Sustic, long-distance specialist and 2018 world champion in the 100Km road, at work. Sustic is a well-known face in the Lagoon, as she is very fond of the Venice Marathon, a race also organized by the Venicemarathon sports club: "The 2014 Venice Marathon represents my first 42 kilometers in Italy and I fell in love with it to the point of returned 4 times, in 2017 -18 -19 ". Nikolina gladly returns to Italy after a year and a half of absence from the races due to the pandemic and is curious to know how much it can be worth on the half distance, a preparatory race for her in view of the autumn season in which she has set herself the goal of going under 2h30 'in the marathon. Her current staff is 2h37'55 ".

The Ethiopian Meseret Engidu Ayele, accredited athlete with a time of 1h14'16 ", will be Sustic's number one opponent on Saturday night in the race.