2nd International Kyiv Euro Marathon at NSC “Olimpiyskiy”

This Saturday, on May 27, 2017, on the main sports and cultural arena of Ukraine - NSC "Olimpiyskiy", were held the second International Kyiv Euro Marathon, having gathered more than 2500 participants and 4000 spectators. 

The first to finish was Alexander Babaryka with the result of 2:27:03. Lasy year record among men (2:25:43), established by his brother - Ivan Babaryka - remains unbeaten unlike the record among women. Marina Shapovalova became the winner amon women having covered the distnce in 3:10:56. Thus the result of Liudmila Shelest in 2016 was beaten. According to the traditions of Kyiv Euro Marathon, a new record for the race and the name of winner will be chiseled on medals of 2018.

 Among the 57 teams, who covered the marathon, Saucony Ukraine Team were first with a score of 2:19:14. In an individual score there was aprticipant on handbike – Dmitry Vasyltsov who covered the distance in 2:34:37.

Overall number of participants was more than 2500 athletes from 15 countries, including Switzerland, Germany, Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Moldova, France, Kazakhstan, Austria, Kirghizia, Bulgaria and Slovenia. 

The start was given by the World Champion Oleksandr Usyk, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Mykola Danevych, Deputy Minister-head of the apparatus of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Roman Greba, the winners were awarded by the MP, Yuriy Zubko.

Kyiv Euro Marathon route, which is certified according to international standards, confirmed the title of the fastest marathon route. For comparison, in autumn 2016, the result was only 2:31:11.

The third Kyiv Euro Marathon to be held on May 13, 2018. Registration will open on June 1, 2017 on the site www.athletic-events.com

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