About 5 thousand people took part in the «Astana Marathon 2018» in the capital

Today held the annual international marathon «Astana Marathon-2018». About 5 thousand people took part in the race. According to the official website of capital akimat, about 800 participants ran the full distance. In a mass sports event was attended by representatives of Kazakhstan and foreign countries: Germany, Russia, Japan, Italy, Uzbekistan, UAE, Sweden, South Korea, UK, USA, Kyrgyzstan, France, Turkey, Australia, Kenya, Georgia, Luxembourg and Spain. Athletes were offered distances of 42.2 km at the age of 18 years and 10 km at the age of 16 years.

«There are more than 30 people in our club. It's the coaches, the staff. We all decided to take part in the race. Ran 10 km ... such events are held actively in recent years. We take part in all, thus promoting a healthy lifestyle», – said the Deputy head of the sports club «Zhiger» akimat of Astana Kuanysh Seytmagambetov.

The teacher of physical culture Oleg Ivanov is in solidarity with him. «I'm running for a long time. But he started participating in marathons in 2011. Prior to that, ran the distance in 5 and 10 km. participated in international marathons. Today ran the 10 km. Track is good, weather running. Not hot. Everything is perfectly organized for runners. It is good that such marathons are pursuing the popularity and appeal to lead a healthy lifestyle. All capitals of the world have their own marathons. I would like to say to those who have not started playing sports yet: «those who do not go forward go back.» You don't have to stand still. We need to gradually go out, start with a walk, then go for a quick sports walking, and then jogging, and eventually run a marathon,» he called. Recall that the day before the start of the marathon, the sports exhibition «Astana Marathon EXPO 2018» was held. During the exhibition, dedicated to the race, there were lectures from professional coaches, coaches and athletes on the theme of running and a healthy lifestyle, where participants received full information about the marathon, its route, the scoring system, as well as secrets and tips on the technique of running and improving endurance at distances. The organizer and founder of «Astana Marathon» Gauhar Bramley-Fenton, who shared her rich experience of running and organization of races, also acted as a speaker.

In addition to preparations for the marathon, charity funds supported by Astana Marathon-2018 and corporate participants of the race were presented at the exhibition.

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