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Ukrainian runner sets record in Baku Marathon 2018

13 May 2018 16:52
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Ukrainian runner sets record in Baku Marathon 2018

BAKU. KAZINFORM Ukrainian citizen İhor Olefirenko set record in Baku Marathon 2018 held May 13.

Olefirenko reached the finish line in one hour and six minutes, thereby setting record in Baku Marathon, Trend reports.

To date, Veysi Aslan, a Turkish citizen, has shown the best result in the semi-marathon held in Baku. In 2017, he reached the finish line in an hour and seven minutes. The winner of the Baku Marathon 2016 Namig Asadov from Azerbaijan covered the distance in an hour and seventeen minutes.

Baku Marathon 2018 was held May 13 under the auspices of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.

Held for the third time, this year's Marathon retains its motto: Win the Wind.

As many as 18,000 people participated in this marathon.

The Baku Marathon 2018 started at the National Flag Square, running 21 kilometers all the way to the Baku Olympic Stadium.

Awards for the Baku Marathon 2018 will be granted in two categories: the first three places among men and women. Winners of the first places in both categories will be awarded 3,000 manats, whereas the second and third prize winners are to get 2,000 and 1,000 manats respectively along with gifts, medals and certificates. Besides, the winners of 4-10 places among men and women categories shall get various gifts from sponsors. Volunteers supporting the marathon and all participants will be awarded certificates by the organizers.

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