IMM subsidiary Spor Istanbul brought together approximately 102 thousand athletes from 30 different countries of the world in the 44th N Kolay Istanbul Marathon. With approximately 30 thousand people sweating in the public race, 60 thousand participants in total experienced a unique Istanbul and Bosphorus view from Asia to Europe. Kenyan runner Robert Kipkemboi won the 44th N Kolay Istanbul Marathon with a time of 2:09:37, while Ethiopian runner Sechale Dalasa won the women's race with a time of 2:25:52. İBB President giving awards to the champions Ekrem İmamoğlu“Together, we want to bring the 2036 Olympic Games to Istanbul. We set out on this. You will be the most dynamic people of this journey. We will succeed together,” he said.
Organized by Spor Istanbul A.Ş., a subsidiary of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), the 44th N Kolay Istanbul Marathon brought together approximately 102 thousand athletes from 30 different countries of the world. This figure reached 60 thousand participants with the public run. The starting horns of the marathon, which is run from the Asian entrance of the 15 July Martyrs Bridge; CHP Istanbul Provincial Chair Canan Kaftancıoğlu, IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlu, his wife Dilek İmamoğlu, CHP Istanbul deputy Sezgin Tanrıkulu, Spor Istanbul A.Ş. General Manager Renay Onur, Aktif Bank General Manager Ayşegül Adaca and Turkish Athletics Federation Deputy President Mustafa Yasintaş. Pula Mayor Filip Zoricic, Sarajevo Mayor Benjamina Karic, Laktashi Mayor Miroslav Bojić, Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova, Stara Zagora Mayor Zhivko Todorov, Svilengrad Mayor Anastas Karchev and Plovdiv Mayor Zdravko from B40 (Balkan Cities Network) member countries Dimitrov also witnessed the event, which is the only intercontinental marathon in the world.
COLOR IMAGES ARE ORGANIZED
Making a speech before the marathon and the public run, which was the scene of colorful images, İmamoğlu said, “We have amazing guests. In Istanbul, there are tens of thousands of runners from all over the world. It's going to be a huge marathon. According to a legend; A post-war messenger ran the first marathon to bring the outcome of the war to his rulers. Now in this century, the meaning of running has evolved elsewhere. Why are we running between two continents? We run for peace. We run for love. We run to hug. We run for justice. We run for all the beauties of life. I wish all of our friends, everyone, the beautiful people of the Republic of Turkey and the beautiful people of Istanbul, who came from all over the world to share this beautiful moment with us, congrats on our 44th marathon.”
“WE WALK FOR OUR COUNTRY, OUR CITY AND OUR FLAG”
Saying, “We all want to bring the 2036 Olympic Games to Istanbul together,” İmamoğlu said, “We set out on this issue. You will be the most dynamic people of this journey. We will succeed together. We have very valuable guests today. Some of the Balkan cities are with us and their mayors are with us. They also greet you with me. With their participation, we will run this marathon by expressing in the greatest way that we cooperate with the whole world about peace, love, protecting nature by saying 'No to War', perhaps the most fundamental source of the world's migration issue, climate, and the climate crisis. We are aware that this stance on peace in the 21st century is a great morale booster for Turkey. We are running for our country. We are running for our flag. We run for our city. But we are in a very important year. At the same time, we are running for the 100th anniversary of our Republic.”
CHAMPIONS RECEIVE THEIR AWARDS FROM İMAMOĞLU
After the speeches, İmamoğlu, his wife Dilek İmamoğlu and their children Semih and Beren and the mayors of the Balkan countries accompanied the 'People's Run' that started on the Altunizade Bridge for a while. Citizens showed great interest to İmamoğlu and the accompanying delegation, who accompanied them until the exit of the 15 July Martyrs Bridge. The award ceremony of the marathon was held in Sultanahmet Square. Kenyan athlete Robert Kipkemboi won the 44th N Kolay Istanbul Marathon, one of the most important organizations in the world in its field, by breaking the track record with a time of 2:09:37. Ethiopian athlete Sechale Dalasa won the women's race. Dalasa broke the career record with 2:25:52. Giving the awards to the champions and making a short speech at the ceremony, İmamoğlu conveyed his thanks to all individuals, institutions and organizations who have contributed to the Istanbul Marathon from past to present.
THE ONLY INTERCONTINENTAL MARATHON IN THE WORLD
N Kolay Istanbul Marathon, in the World Athletics Elite Label Category, is the only intercontinental marathon in the world. In the international race, approximately 15 thousand athletes took the course in 42 kilometers and 30 kilometers. Approximately 8 thousand people participated in the 30-kilometer public run. In total, approximately 60 thousand people took part in the giant organization. A total of 200 skaters, including German Skating National Team athlete Sebastian Mirsch, also sweated in the N Kolay Istanbul Marathon.
Günceleme: 07/11/2022 10:34