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Sport Life supported the largest running event in Lviv — 3rd Molokiya Lviv Half Marathon!

June 11, 2018

On June 10 the main sporting event of the city — 3rd Molokiya Lviv Half Marathon took place in Lviv with the support of the network of fitness clubs Sport Life. 

This year 2400 sportsmen from all over Ukraine and 27 counties of the world, among which the participants from Canada, Poland, France, Belarus, China, Japan, Jamaica and other countries, took part in Lviv Half Marathon. For the first time in the history the main half marathon distance in Lviv gathered nearly 1300 running fans. So, 3rd Molokiya Lviv Half Marathon became the second after Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon with more than 1000 finishers at 21 km distance! 

The route of the main running start covered one lap along the central Lviv streets for the third year in a row. All distances started and finished near Lviv Opera House. 

Traditionally, the organizers prepared the individual races for the sportsmen in the distances: 21.0975 km, 5 km and 2 km. The relay race was held for the first time: 1х10 km + 1х11.0975 km HeForShe Lviv Half Marathon Relay and 3х5 km + 1х6.0975 km called Under Armour Relay. The race Family Run was also held for the second time during Lviv Half Marathon, where a family team with different members could participate. The little champions had the organized children’s races in the distances 1000 m, 500 m and 100 m.

Taras Salo with the result 1:08:51 became the first place winner of Lviv Half Marathon 2018 among the men. Noteworthy, it’s the second consecutive time the Lviv inhabitant covers the main distance of 21.0975 km first. Yuriy Hrytsak finished second being behind in 38 seconds. Yuriy Vykhopen with the result 1:12:14 covered the distance third. 

The victory was uncertain in the women’s race almost to the finish. The sportswoman Tetiana Vernyhor was a leader at the start, but Yuliya Profis and Maria Hudak took the first positions closer to the middle of the distance. As a result of severe fight for the victory the representative of Bukovyna Yuliya Profis won the first place with the result 1:19:18. Maria Hudak was behind in 23 seconds and finished second with the time 1:19:41. Tetiana Vernyhor won the third place with the result 1:20:16. 

This year all finishers of 21 km distance got special medals with the city symbol — lion. All participants of the relay race got the medals made as steps symbolizing that a team has to overcome a way up to reach its goal. 

3rd Molokiya Lviv Half Marathon became one of the largest regional running events of the year and obtained the highest mark – 5 stars of the European Athletic Association. This is the highest level of certification and assessment developed by the leading European experts. 

The next forth start of Run Ukraine Running League 2018, which brings together seven running competitions in five cities of Ukraine, will be held on August 26 in sunny Odesa.