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Joan Melly wins Paris Half Marathon

Joan Melly poses for a photo with two Kenyans Veronica Loleo on the left and Josphine Jepling right after completing the podium at the 2024 Paris Half Marathon in Paris, France. Photo: Race Organisers / Andre Ferreira
Joan Melly poses for a photo with two Kenyans Veronica Loleo on the left and Josphine Jepling right after completing the podium at the 2024 Paris Half Marathon in Paris, France. Photo: Race Organisers / Andre Ferreira

Romania’s National 10,000m champion Joan Melly won the women’s title at the Harmonie Mutuelle Semi de Paris held on Sunday (03) in Paris, France.

The 33 year-old who switched her citizenship to trade for Romania three years ago, took the honors in a time of 1:06.58 and was followed in second place by Kenya’s Veronica Loleo in 1:07.45 with Josphine Jepleting also from Kenya completing the podium in 1:09.11.

France’s Fadouwa Ledhem and double National 5000m champion, Manon Trapp finished in fourth and fifth in a time of 1:09.59 and 1:10.56 respectively.

LEADING RESULTS

21KM WOMEN

  1. Joan Melly              (ROU) 1:06.58
  2. Veronica Loleo       (KEN) 1:07.45
  3. Josphine Jepleting (KEN) 1:09.11
  4. Fadouwa Ledhem   (FRA) 1:09.59
  5. Manon Trapp          (FRA) 1:10.56

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