“Ganja Marathon-2017”

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“Ganja Marathon-2017” took place in Ganja city, following the Heydar Aliyev Foundation’s initiative, under the slogans “Make history by your willpower” and “Be with us at the Marathon”, September 17.

 

The marathon was organized with organizational support from the Regional Development Public Association (RDPA) of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and Ganja City Executive Authority.

 

Over 11,000 people participated in the marathon. The competition covered capital Baku, regions of the republic, and different countries.

 

Citizens of Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Georgia, Italy, Iran and other countries too competed in the marathon.

 

The participants, starting the race from “Zafar Taghy”, running along Nizami Ganjavi Avenue, Heydar Aliyev Avenue, Javad Khan Street, “Ganjachay” Boulevard and Shah Ismail Khatai Avenue, overcame the distance to the Heydar Aliyev Park. Overall length of the marathon was 17 kilometres.

 

Winners of the “Ganja Marathon-2017” were determined in two categories – among men and women participants.

 

Among men, Turkish citizen Üzeir Söylemez got to the finish line first, the second being Mohammed Jafar Muradi from Iran, with the third place being taken by Georgian citizen Omar Baikeyev. Among women, Valentina Poltavska from Ukraine took the first place, Azerbaijani citizen Anna Yusipova winning the second place, while Natasha Petersen of the Great Britain took the third place.

 

In each of the men and women categories, the winner of the first place received 3000AZN, the winners of the second place receiving 2000AZN, while the winner of the third place took 1000AZN, together with other presents, as well as medals and certificates.

 

The purpose of the project was to support the development of sport in regions, and propagate healthy lifestyle, and the ideas of solidarity in the name of benevolent objectives among people of different ages residing in various districts of Azerbaijan.


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