Marathon in minus 25? Easy!
According to the official website of capital akimat, more than 1.6 thousand runners went to the winter start in the Triathlon Park, proving that there are practically no limits to human capabilities.
It was freezing outside (the thermometer dropped to -25 degrees), and professional athletes and athletes were warming up before the race, dancing to the energetic music coming from the speakers.
More than 1.6 thousand people ventured to take part in the Sunday marathon II Astana Winter Marathon. people in Astana, three hundred in other cities of Kazakhstan, as well as Russia and Ukraine.
The youngest Skorokhod is 12 years old, the most experienced is 74 years old.
The strongest were determined depending on the readiness and endurance at three distances: 5, 10 and 21 kilometers. The classic marathon of 42 km was cancelled – according to international rules, with this cold, this distance is for security reasons athletes postponed to a more favorable time.
The motto of Astana Winter Marathon" beyond the possible " very clearly and succinctly characterizes the participants of the race: it is important not only General physical training, the ability to distribute forces, but also endurance, the ability to overcome yourself.
A model of the transcendent willpower and endurance is the Kazakhstan marathon runner Marat Zhylanbayev – the only person who ran alone the largest deserts of Asia, Africa, Australia and America. He was the inspirer and sports consultant of the competition.
"Despite the harsh climatic conditions, people came to the distance not only in Astana, but also in Aktobe, Atyrau, Pavlodar, Ekibastuz, Uralsk. I mean, don't go into hibernation! In winter you have to go outside, sledding, skiing and running!", - Marat Zhylanbayev says.
Race 5-kilometer distance won Serik Ismailov and Adele Shahidur, 10-kilometrovki the victory was celebrated Miras Zhetibay and Zarina Mintaeva, at the most prestigious race mini-marathon of 21 kilometer was not equal to Bazarbay Dautalieva and Tatiana Mirgorodskaya.
The general sponsor of the marathon was the company "BI group", the race was held with the support of Astana akimat and a number of partners.
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