- Event: 27th EDP Seville Half Marathon
- Distance: 21.10 KM
- Date: Sunday, 29th January 2023
- Start & Finish: Sevilla, es – Spain (Buenos Aires, on the Paseo de Las Delicias)
- Prize Money: $4,490
Ugandan runner Boniface Abel Sikowo will represent the country at the 2023 EDP Seville Half Marathon (Spain) due Sunday 29th January 2023.
Sikowo, 23, left Uganda at Entebbe International Airport on Wednesday, 25th January aboard Emirates Airlines via Amsterdam and will stay in Spain to acclimatize to the weather conditions.
“I have trained well in Kapchorwa. I am physically and mentally set for the EDP Seville Half Marathon” Sikowo revealed.
For starters, Sikowo was born on the 27th of July 1999. He is also a specialist in the 3000 metres steeplechase.
In 2017, he competed in the men’s 3000 metres steeplechase at the 2017 World Athletics Championships held in London, United Kingdom.
Two years later (2019), he competed in the men’s 3000 metres steeplechase at the 2019 World Athletics Championships held in Doha, Qatar.
During the same year, Sikowo represented Uganda at the 2019 African Games held in Rabat, Morocco, competing in the men’s 3000 metres steeplechase where he finished fifth.
Last year, the EDP Seville Half marathon was won by Sebastian Kimaru after clocking 59 minutes, 2 seconds ahead of David Ngure Irungu (01:00:21) and Gebrie Erkihun Jenberie (01:00:26).
Spaniard Meritxell Soler won the women’s version with a time of 01:10:36 ahead of France’s Melody Julien (01:11:07) and Swedish Carolina Wisktrom (01:11:10).