Congrats Mini, Half & Marathon runners
On Sunday 6 October 2019, some 15,000 athletes ran through the streets of Brussels; among them were 388 airport employees. The 16th edition of the Brussels Marathon, Half and Mini Marathon was soaking wet but very successful. Congratulations to everyone who reached the finish line.
Despite the rain, it again proved to be one big running party. Besides our own Brussels Airport athletes, the other eye-catcher was the European marathon champion Koen Naert, who was narrowly beaten in the half marathon in an exciting final sprint under the triumph arch in the Jubelpark by the Brit Nick Earl. The marathon was won by the Kenyan Michael Chege, and Kabi Nassam won the women’s race for the second year in succession.
The Brussels Marathon & Half Marathon attracts more and more international athletes each year, who we also welcome via our airport. This year – the 16th – participants from no less than 105 countries appeared at the start. A third of all participants do not live in Belgium.
“We are proud to have once again been the sponsor of an event that attracts athletes of all levels from Belgium and all corners of the world”, says Arnaud Feist, CEO Brussels Airport Company. “With 15,000 athletes at the starting line, the Brussels Airport Marathon & Half Marathon 2019 was once again a great success. The Brussels Airport community too was present: no fewer than 388 runners from 13 different airport companies defended the colours of Brussels Airport. They all gave it their best and contributed to the smooth running of this edition, which paid special attention to waste management and prevention. A campaign to raise awareness that is very important to Brussels Airport.”
Thanks to all athletes, supporters and the organisation for this wonderful and successful Brussels Marathon, which for the second time featured Brussels Airport as main sponsor. You make us proud!