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Rain is not a hindrance to records: how was the Moscow Marathon-2018

On September 23, 2018, with the support of the Moscow government and the Moscow Department of Sports and Tourism, the country's main running event, the Moscow Marathon, took place. The largest run in Russia gathered more than 30 thousand runners from 92 countries.

Rain is not a hindrance to records: how was the Moscow Marathon-2018

Photo: Press service of the Moscow Marathon

Distance to choose

Sportsmen had two distances to choose from - 42.2 km and 10 km. Also, within the framework of the Absolute Moscow Marathon, a corporate relay race and competitions among athletes on handbikes and sports wheelchairs were held.

Rain is not a hindrance to records: how was the Moscow Marathon-2018

Photo: Press Service of the Moscow Marathon

New records

For the first time in the framework of the Moscow marathon, the All-Russian Athletics Federation held the Russian Marathon Cup-2018. Thanks to the strong composition of the participants, a new race record was set among women.

Rain is not a hindrance to records: how was the Moscow Marathon-2018

Photo: Press Service of the Moscow Marathon

The number of foreign participants has reached a record high of 2,320. For them, the marathon has become a real excursion on the run. The runners got views of the city's world-famous sights: Moscow City skyscrapers, four of the seven Stalinist skyscrapers, the Bolshoi Theater, the FSB building, the Polytechnic Museum, the Kremlin, the Crimean Bridge and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

Rain is not a hindrance to records: how was the Moscow Marathon-2018

Photo: Press Service of the Moscow Marathon

Keeping the bar

This year the Moscow Marathon became the only qualifying one in Russia race to the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championship along with the world's largest races (New York, Berlin, Chicago, London, Boston and Tokyo).

Rain is not a hindrance to records: how was the Moscow Marathon-2018

Photo: Press Service of the Moscow Marathon

Stepan Kiselyov became the winner of the Absolute Moscow Marathon, he ran 42.2 km in 02 hours, 15 minutes, 22 sec. Among the girls at a distance of 42.2 km, the athlete from Yakutia Sardana Trofimova ran first, she updated her last year result and set a new competition record, breaking the marathon in 2: 28.31.

Rain is not a hindrance to records: how was the Moscow Marathon-2018

Photo: Press Service of the Moscow Marathon

The winners of the corporate relay - this year the Rosneft team has become its participants - its participants covered the distance in 02 hours, 26 minutes. 34 sec. They got the main prize - the Cup of Corporations.

Unique EXPO

On the eve of the Moscow Marathon - September 21 and 22 - the largest running exhibition in Russia took place. Visitors could purchase running gear, sports nutrition, accessories and running gadgets, as well as visit the lecture hall, get to know the track, chat with pacemakers and ask questions of elite athletes.

Rain is not a hindrance to records: how was the Moscow Marathon-2018

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