Representatives of 27 Countries Have Participated in Astana Marathon 2019
Citizens from 27 countries have arrived in the capital to take part in the mass running race; the total number of Astana Marathon 2019 participants has amounted to more than 5 thousand people.
“My congratulations to all the participants on the opening of Astana Marathon 2019. The Head of State is encouraging everyone to develop the mass sports engagement in the country. Today, despite the weather condition and the day-off, you came to overcome the distance. Astana Marathon 2019 is being held in the Year of Youth declared by Yelbasy, the capital is rightfully becoming a sporting city. We are making every effort to develop all types of sports. I wish you strength and good luck,” – A. Kulginov said. The Kazakhstani athlete, Olga Rypakova, also wished the marathon participants to have “easy kilometers”.
The runners could choose the distances of 10 and 42 km. Those finishing first received honorable prizes. The eminent athletes such as Serik Sapiyev, Merei Akshalov, Meyirim Nursultanov, etc., have also taken part in the marathon.