During the race, the thermometer hit 26 degrees Celsius. That is not extremely high, but according to the official doctor at the race, the fact that the spring has been unusually chilly in Gothenburg could mean the runners' bodies have not got used to heat again and therefore many do not drink enough.
With over 58000 runners this year, the "Gothenburg Loop" (Göteborgsvarvet) claims to be the biggest half-marathon in the world. The winner in the men's race was Sammy Kiprono from Kenya, who set a new record at the 21-kilometre race with the time 1.01,21. Winner of the women's race was Amane Gobena from Ethiopia (1.11,41).