Four-time Malta Marathon winner Cecilia Fenech has passed away peacefully at the age of 57. Known as an incredible performer and a “stiff” competitor, Fenech was instrumental in inspiring Malta’s new generation of runners.
“Run, run and soar up above the clouds, in ever green meadows adorned with sweet smelling flowers Cecilia Fenech. You can now rest in the arms of mamma and papa. So dearly missed sis but no more pain. Now enjoy the sweet voices of the angels. Until we meet again,” said Liz Bartolo in just one of many messages of condolence on social media today.
Pictured: Cecilia Fenech
Fenech is considered an important sports figure in Maltese marathon history
The Maltese runner finished first in the women’s category in the 1995, 2002, 2003 and 2005 editions of the Malta Marathon. Throughout her career, she also won a number of prestigious races.