PHOTO : MIR / Alan Kaziev
Three thousand athletes from 27 countries. Today, in Kyrgyzstan, was held the 8th international Issyk-Kul marathon of the SCO. The organizers have prepared several routes. Who first came to the finish, knows the correspondent of TV channel “MIR 24” Chinara Sydykova.
The last minute before the start. Athletes do warm up exercises to warm up all the muscles. Ravim Nagaev – seasoned runner. At 82, overcame hundreds of kilometers.
“The track here is so cool, you can see how the finished. The police is working well. No obstacles. Nice to run. It is well,” said a member of the Committee of the world running world of Ravim Nagaev.
The organizers of the Issyk-Kul marathon SCO prepared for the participants of the race at 42, 21, 10 and 3 km, and also a separate track for fans of Nordic walking. All along the way the doctors on duty “first aid” and employees of militia.
“The organization of the marathon, as you can see, well. Under the auspices of the Shanghai cooperation organization, the office of the President and government of Kyrgyzstan to support, and we, the state Agency on sports, hold a marathon,” – said the Deputy Director of the State Agency of youth Affairs, physical culture and sport under the government of the Kyrgyz Republic Kanatbek Arpachiev.
Adilet Kastarakov first came to the finish line. 42 kilometers and 195 meters he covered for 2 hours 26 minutes. And this is his personal best.
“It’s not an easy route. Here it is necessary to run not just to participate but to win. And the weather is favorable for running – neither cold nor hot” – shared marathon party Adilet Kastarakov.
The total prize Fund of the marathon, the SCO has made about 40 thousand dollars. But the organizers believe that the most important is the promotion of physical culture, the development of international sports relations and to identify the strongest marathoners of Kyrgyzstan.