Marathon for superhumans

For the First time in Astana started the super marathon "Astana-Almaty", dedicated to the Day of the First President of Kazakhstan and the independence Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the official website of Astana akimat reports.

The race is held for the first time and will be held in such cities as Astana, Karaganda, Balkhash, Saryshagan, Aksuek, Kaskelen and Almaty.

It was organized by the Ministry of internal Affairs, akimat of Astana, Nur Otan party, NCE Atameken and the Union of builders of Kazakhstan.

The super marathon will last 5 days. Every 20 kilometers 10 participants will pass the baton.

"The event is designed, among other things, to set every citizen of Kazakhstan on his own success", – said one of the organizers of the race, Chairman of the Union of builders of Kazakhstan Talgat Yergaliyev.

Among the participants of the race – marathoners and ultramarathons. For each of them 20-30 marathons.

"Weather conditions are not a barrier. You can and should run in the heat and cold. Every day more and more people run, play sports. Participation in the super marathon "Astana – Almaty" is an opportunity to test yourself on endurance. We will show by example that all Kazakhstanis are engaged in sports, athletics, just running, " he said.

Vladislav Sergeev, Deputy Chairman of the Astana city branch of the Nur Otan party, is in solidarity with him.

"This event shows how the people of Kazakhstan strive to be healthy, lead a healthy lifestyle and how we are energetic and resistant to the challenges, including our nature. Will take part in the marathon, which on his personal example will show that in winter you can and should do sports. Today there are leaders of youth organizations, youth movements, who say that the youth of Kazakhstan chooses a healthy lifestyle and is ready to show it on their own example, " he said.

As the marathon runners themselves say, participation in such races is a good opportunity to demonstrate the limitless possibilities of a person.

"Athletes from Astana-they are the strongest, and this marathon is an additional proof of that", said the only marathon runner of the planet, who alone ran the largest deserts of Asia, Africa, Australia and America, Marat Zhylanbayev and wished everyone good luck.


Text: Aigerim Askarova

 Photos: Gregory White

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