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Luzhniki Half Marathon: 7 facts about how it was

At the start of the half marathon

About 9000 people went to the start of the new race.

Without changing traditions

The Luzhniki half marathon passed in one circle along the main streets of the capital. The distance of 21.1 km stretches along the Luzhnetskaya, Frunzenskaya, Prechistenskaya, Kremlin, Raushskaya and Kosmodamianskaya embankments. Picturesque views of the world famous sights of Moscow could be appreciated not only by residents of the capital, but also by foreign runners from more than 34 countries of the world.

Luzhniki Half Marathon: 7 facts about how it was

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Everything is new

Each participant who crossed the finish line received a commemorative medal in an updated design.

In the fight for the championship

Oleg Grigoriev became the absolute winner of the Luzhniki half marathon - he ran 21.1 km in 1: 09.17. The second was Andrey Safronov with a result of 1: 09.18. The third place was taken by Vitaly Loginov - 1: 10.27. Yulia Konyakina was the first among girls to come to the finish line with a result of 1: 18.00. The second place was taken by Natalya Popkova - 1: 19.26. The third result was shown by Alla Sidorova - 1: 20.35.

Luzhniki Half Marathon: 7 facts about how it was

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Half Marathon Without Borders

In addition to the runners, the half marathon was traditionally covered by handbikers (athletes with disabilities who ride special bicycles with a manual drive) and, for the first time, athletes in wheelchairs. Ruslan Kuznetsov was the fastest handbiker, and Vitaly Gritsenko took the first place among wheelchair users.

Good deed

The Luzhniki half marathon was also conquered by 100 good runners of the Arithmetic of Good Foundation. For the first time, the team of good runners became international: they were joined by a representative from Italy. The fund's team managed to collect 60,000 rubles. All funds raised will go to support the educational program for orphans - Chance.

Luzhniki Half Marathon: 7 facts about how it was

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Online

Hundreds of people greeted the winners at the finish line. Each fan had the opportunity to follow their runner during the distance, which made it possible not to miss him at the finish line. For those who could not come and cheer for the participants, there was an opportunity to watch the race live on the website and in social networks of the race.

Luzhniki Half Marathon: 7 facts about how it was

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