The 16th traditional half-marathon took place in Zelenograd
The 16th traditional half-marathon took place on July 22, 2012 in Zelenograd.
7 km distance runners as well as Ekiden race participants (teams of three members each of whom ran 7 km and then gave way to the partner) started together with the main distance (21 km 097.5 m) runners, according to the regulations.
L.Isayev from Moscow was the first man to beat the distance with 1 hour 8 min 25 sec result.
Ye.Tikhonova, Zheleznogorsk, with her 1 hour 22 min 46 sec has achieved the best result among women.
The Ekiden best time was 1 hour 14 min 4 sec achieved by the team of brothers Nikolay and Viktor Praskovin from Ryazan and D.Sulimov from Moscow.
Mr. O.Panin, Zelenograd Administrative District Deputy Prefect handed medals, diploma and valuable prizes to the winners and participants.
The half-marathon participants numbered to 494 persons. Of them, Russian runners came from more than 20 cities, such as Moscow, Ivanovo, Zheleznogorsk, Ryazan, Stavropol, Dolgoprudny, Kursk, etc. There were also 5 long-distance runners from Poland, and a runner from every of the following countries: Ukraine, Japan, Italy, Byelorussia and the USA, participated in the race.