Kazakhstan cycling marathoners finished marathon in Paris

Under the slogan «Astana - a city of strong-minded people» at the arc de Triomphe of the capital of France ended Intercontinental Cycling marathon «Blind Race Astana-Paris» with the participation of blind and visually impaired cyclists.

A team of blind and visually impaired people of Kazakhstan, overcame more than 6 thousand kilometers on bicycles and connected the capitals of the two republics in 36 days. Our compatriots showed the world what they are capable of and how strong their spirit is. Unprecedented in the world project «Sport without borders» gave a chance to each participant to realize their potential and show their capabilities.

17 participants crossed 6 countries and 30 cities, including such large ones as Moscow, Minsk, Warsaw, Berlin, Frankfurt am main and others. Kazakh diplomats and their families, representatives of the Kazakh Diaspora and students, mayor of the 8th district of Paris Jeanne d'osser, former professional cyclist Alain Neri and others met at the finish of the Cycling marathon.

The team captain, the head of the project «Sport without borders» Bakhtiyar Bazarbekov on behalf of the whole team expressed gratitude to the city project office «Bolashakka bagdar: rukhani zhangyr», as well as to all sponsors for the assistance and support.

Demonstrating civic engagement, velomarafon contributed to the creation of a motivational platform and a barrier-free environment for disabled citizens, providing conditions for their existence, equal with the other categories of the population.

By their actions, the compatriots call to create conditions for the development of sports among people with special needs in general and the tandem as a Paralympic sport, promotion of healthy and positive lifestyle, Patriotic education of young people, exchange of experience with public organizations of other countries.

We recall that the marathon was launched on 4 August in the capital with the support of akimat of Astana within implementation of the program article «Bolashakka Badar: Rouhani zhangyru». The initiator and organizer of the Cycling marathon was the Fund for support of children and youth with visual disabilities «Anashym» in partnership with the Kazakhstan Association of small and medium – sized businesses «El Tiregi».

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