Paul Martelletti

Run-Fast International

Major Results / Key Achievements

  • Virgin Money London Marathon, UK 2016 – 2:17:26
  • Asics Manchester Marathon, UK 2015 – 1st position – 2:17:47
  • Bath Half Marathon – 1st position – 65:28
  • Brighton Half Marathon, UK 2015 – 1st position – 65:48 (CR)
  • Wokingham Half Marathon, UK 2015 – 1st position – 64:18
  • Watford Half Marathon, UK 2015 – 1st position – 66:52
  • 100km World Champships GB Team, Doha 2014 – 19th position / team bronze medal – 7:09:39
  • Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon, UK 2014 – 4th position (1st GB) – 2:18:45
  • Chelmsford Park Marathon, UK 2014 – 1st position – 2:39:50
  • Windsor Half Marathon, UK 2014 – 1st position – 1:08:45
  • Energia Belfast 100k, Ireland 2014 – 1st position – 6:57:22
  • Brighton Half Marathon, UK 2014 – 1st position – 1:05:52

Background

Originally hailing from New Zealand, Paul Martelletti officially joined Team Run-Fast in October 2014.

A prolific racer, Paul has competed in more than 300 events since 2008 over distances from 800m to 100km. His win at the Energia Belfast 100k in July saw him qualify and compete for Team GB at the 2014 100k Championships, taking team bronze.

Paul put in a tremendous amount of mileage in preparation for the 2015 Manchester Marathon, competing in nine half marathons (winning six and reaching the podium at every outing), achieving a course record and setting a new personal best time over 13.1 miles. His efforts did not go to waste as he took a confident win in Manchester, nearly a full minute ahead of the second finisher.

Just a week later Paul decided to take a last minute entry into the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015 where he broke the Guinness World Record for fastest marathon run while dressed as a superhero. Paul completed the 26.2 miles in a Spider Man costume and raised money for the Parkinsons UK charity.

Paul is in fantastic shape for 2016, having spent some time at the Run-Fast camp in Kenya training at altitude. His first event of the season, Reading Half Marathon, saw a hotly contested race between the three leading British men ending in a sprint for the finish and the athletes finishing each within a second of each other.