Record after record, victory in Ethiopia, Pahor got ‘tearing eyes’ during the #video race
The running frenzy really began on Saturday, when children and young adults put on their shoes and starting numbers (more than five thousand of them ran in total), and the event reached its climax on Sunday, when it was 10, 21 and 42 kilometers.
More than ten thousand runners were registered, and in the end about 8,500 of them were pushed from the starting line, while about 1,500 of them (due to bad weather, and heavy rain in the capital in the morning) remained at home. This is significantly more than last year, when far fewer registrations were made due to COVID-19 (5,327 registered, with the fact that there was no Saturday program), but still lower than in 2015, when registrations were made. 24,372 runners in Ljubljana.
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We talked about running trends and ambitions for the Ljubljana marathon with the competition chief Barbara Zeleznik. We will publish the interview on Monday morning.
Single marathon run and variable start date
This time the forty-two kilometers were run again in one round, but the difference was in the starting timing, this year’s runners set off at 21 and 42 kilometers on the track first, and only three-quarters of an hour later (9:45 a.m.) the runners left The starting line, who decided the shortest distance (10 km).
Gallery of photos from the Ljubljana Marathon (Photo: Grija Valancic and Sinica Kanj/Sportida)
Participants’ motivations were different, from setting personal records as the final touch to the running season, to overcoming various personal challenges and socializing with like-minded runners.
Pahor for the last time as a runner in the presidential role
As usual, the head of state also participated in the Ljubljana Marathon Borut Bahorwho crossed the finish line for the last time as president of Slovenia.
above the atmosphere all the way (21 km covered in 1:51:02) He was pleased. “I would like to thank all the people along the track, who really encouraged everyone, I received a very friendly compliment. I also saw the poster ‘Bahor, thank you for everything’ and then my eyes became blurry. Thank you all for Bhaur, who ran again pregnant The « celebrity flag » bears the signatures of many top Slovenian athletes.
He told reporters gathered at the finish line that he had already voted in the midweek presidential election, and that he wished his successor to unite Slovenian national and civil society.
Marathon director Barbara Zeleznik said that in Sunday’s election, there were no major problems getting to polling stations, which were sponsored by many volunteers, security guards, police and firefighters. No problems were recorded at the 14 largest intersections, and traffic was completely empty until 8:45 am and after 3 pm.
Runner who was in a wheelchair as a kid: I’ll be a grownup soon for 21km
He also tested himself at a distance of ten kilometers Marovt . teamthe 20-year-old from Slovenske Konjice, who ended up in a wheelchair at the age of 12 due to surfer myelopathy (you can read more about this in an interview with Marovt), today is not only walking, but also running.
“The Ljubljana Marathon was my last race of the year and now I will focus again on strength training and fitness. It was great on the track, thanks to everyone who encouraged me. Thank you, everything is really easier with the fans. Every race is a challenge for me and I always try to be I’m faster, which I succeed at. It’s also always easier, because I have more experience and I know what speed to set. I will slowly mature even for 21 kilometers. Maybe not next year, but sometime in the near future for sure, » he declared. Maroft. Today I need 1:59:58 for 10 kilometres.
Bodybuilder in a unicorn suit
He also participated in the « Dozens ». Marcel KojovicWhich stood out because of its looks and functionality. He was jogging in a one-piece unicorn jumpsuit, which attracted a lot of attention, which can also be seen in our photographer Anna Kovac’s shot.
« Ah, I’m so tired, » he admitted. « I have three bodybuilding competitions behind me, which means I’ve been dehydrated for three weeks in a row and I’m really not ready to run. I ran 10 in 1 hour 36 minutes. Why am I wearing a unicorn costume? When we drove to Ljubljana on Sunday, I noticed the signs of a marathon Ljubljana and joked that I would also run. But really just for fun. We started joking that I would run in a dinosaur costume, but eventually the muscular young man who wanted me to take up a career in bodybuilding said « I decided to wear a unicorn. I decided quickly.
« I’ve only trained for five years and I think I’ll need another five or ten years to be competitive, but after that it’s all going to be so much fun. I hope I can go as far as I can, » Regards.
Ants Mota Style: The winner is the one who never gives up
Female runners from the group were also among the most noticeable on the course antsThat ran under the banner of the winner is the one who never gives up. As their coach said Urška MalovrhAll nine ran the Ljubljana marathon, which was also their goal. « Yes, our goal this year was for our entire team to take part in the Ljubljana marathon. Four of the nine ran in Ljubljana for the first time, » the runner added. bullet number.
Photo gallery (Photo: Anna Kovac)
The girls train twice a week, sometimes also on the weekends, and the rhythm of their running often takes them to Blade. “We run recreationally, with a smile on our faces, the most important thing is to have fun. We are a group of women in our mature years, and after a period dedicated to children, we now devote more attention and time to ourselves,” explained Malovrhova, who looks more and more against running on the trail, Which has become increasingly popular in recent years.
Runners from the Vitezi dobre tek association also praised the experience of running with their equipment Marco Roblick (In recent weeks, you can follow him on our website in the online running show Gremo na tek), who each year impress again with their choice of design, which they dedicate each year to a current topic.
The 73-year-old misses her way
However, still loyal to running the road Maria Mia Avara, What awaits him is at least another long-term « mission ». I got to the finish line much earlier than I had planned. On the way, she counted herself and ran a half marathon instead of the marathon distance.
“It was great on the track, but I’m grumpy because I was preparing for 42km and still had so much energy. I don’t know how I missed the road. I wanted to run my last great marathon, but… now I am here, at the finish line half a shorter distance. , although this year I wanted to finish with a marathon,” the 73-year-old explained.
We think she’ll finish the seven soon. « Maybe the universe is really telling me to stick to marathons, but right now I’m really pissed, there’s been a lot of training, and I wanted to run it in pink October, but it just didn’t work. »
See you at the next marathon.
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