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Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon 2017 gathered a record number of marathoners!

October 9, 2017

On October 8 the 8th International Kyiv City Marathon Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon 2017 was held with the support of Sport Life fitness club network in Kyiv. 

The main sports event of the autumn gathered 10 000 racing fans from 52 countries! A record number of participants — about 1200 marathoners started the main distance at Maidan Nezalezhnosti. 

This year except the traditional 42.195 km, 21.0975 km, 10 km, 5 km and 2 km distances the organizers of Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon 2017 have prepared for the participants also new distances and cups: a cup among the members of security forces Security Cup 5 km, family race Family run 2 km, a cup among the students University Cup 2 km, race for blind people Guide Run 5 km, a cup among the corporative teams Chamber Cup. 

Children’s races at 100 m, 500 m and1000 m were specially prepared for young sportsmen. Over 1000 children took part in the event. 

A professional athlete from Bakhmut Artem Poddubnyi, with the result 2: 24.20, became the absolute leader of the race and winner of the main 42.195 km distance. Iryna Masnyk from Ternopil was a leader from the start, she won first place covering the distance in 2: 48.13. 

This year the national Guinness records have been set during Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon 2017. For the first time in Ukraine a 7-year-old athlete Nikol Kniazieva ran 21.0975 km half marathon distance. The girl covered the distance in 2: 37: 51.9 and received a certificate proving her record. Yuliya Chernitskaia set another record: she became the first mother in Ukraine who covered the half marathon together with two twin daughters in a baby carriage. Her result is 2: 22: 26.8. 

All finisher of the 8th Kyiv City Marathon 2017 were decorated with the unique medals. This year, a portrait of Princess Olha was on the medals of the main distance finishers for the first time, and the finishers of half marathon distance received the medal with the picture of legendary founders of Kyiv: Kyi, Shchek and Khoryv. 

Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon 2017 is a prestigious race event that got top 5 star mark in the rating of highway races of the European Athletic Association.