36th PZU Warsaw Marathon

People who have trembling heart and rapid breathing just by hearing a word "marathon", came to Warsaw on the last weekend of September. How was it and what happened during the 36th PZU Warsaw Marathon? Let's start from the beginning...

On September 26th at noon we opened the Race Office and Sports&Fitness Expo.

The sports rivalry began the next day, on September 27th: multi-discipline event for children, hand-bike marathon, matches in wheelchair rugby and wheelchair basketball and organized for the first time by our Foundation
̶  running competitions for children, which met with great interest. "Small heroes of the National Stadium" started in several age categories at different distances from 100 to 1500 m.

Almost 30,000 people took part in Expo, seminars and other attractions prepared by the sponsors before the Sunday's race.

On Sunday, September 28th, the runners were greeted by crispy air, 14 Celsius degrees and cold, moist wind from the Vistula River. Exactly at 9:00 a.m. more than 6800 runners moved from Poniatowski Bridge toward the city center and back to the finish line at the National Stadium to cover a distance of 42 km and 195 meters.

At 9:30 a.m. 3100 runners competing in a distance of 5 km started the High-Five Race, won by Yared Shegumo  ̶  silver medalist in marathon from European Championships in Zurich.

The 36th PZU Warsaw Marathon was won by Victor Kipchirchir - Kenyan representative, who was a favorite from the beginning and who also won the 9th PZU Warsaw Half Marathon this year in March. Kenyan crossed the finish line in a time of 2:09:59. The fastest woman was a representative of Ukraine
Svitlana Stanko, who defeated a distance of  42 km and 195 m in 2:33:04.

The course of the 36th PZU Warsaw Marathon, with great doping of residents of the capital and tourists along it and bands giving positive rhythm in densely spaced cheering points, was finished by a total number of 6675 runners.