July 14 2019, the nineth Marathon of Friendship "Grodno-Druskininkai" took place

On Sunday, July 14 2019, the nineth Marathon of Friendship "Grodno-Druskininkai" took place. This time the participants started in Belarus, and finished in Lithuania. 149 professional athletes and runners from 11 countries registered to participate in the IX International Druskininkai-Grodno Friendship Marathon. 144 marathoners, who represented  Belarus, Denmark, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Norway, France, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Ukraine entered the starting corridor. 142 of them safely reached the finish line on the Vilnius alley of the famous Lithuanian resort - Druskininkai and met the control limit of time - six hours

To ensure athletes comfortable conditions, on the track worked more than fifty judges and volunteers.  The most important expectation from the marathon is not records and figures, but strengthening of friendship between people and countries.

Grodno runner Igor Teteryukov won for the second year in a row with time: 02: 32: 22. The second place was taken by Yurii Kapterov 02: 33: 31 from Mogiliov, and  the third who crossed the line was Borislav Yarovoi with 02: 33: 57 from Baranovichi. All sportsmens are from Belarus.

Among women better than others finished Inessa Salkevich from Novopolotsk with result 02: 58: 42. The second place was taken by Yuliya Skiruk 03: 00: 24 from Polotsk, and  the third Alyona Shumik 03: 06: 52 from Brest. All prize-winners are from Belarus.

Winners in the absolute classification and winners in the age groups (18-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 years and older among men and women separately) got money prizes and medals. All participants who reached the finish line were awarded with unique medals.

Legend and participant of all nine Belarusian-Lithuanian marathons 78-year-old Peter Silkin from Lithuania showed the 140th result and overcame the distance with 5: 16.30.

Heads of the sport agencies of the Grodno region took part in the awarding ceremony of the Marathon. The Lithuanian side was represented by the founder of the international friendship marathon Vytautas Lučinskas, the chairman of the Public Association "Sportbalt".

After awarding ceremony participants could visit aquapark with 30% discount, other people was having a fun discussion about organization and moments of marathon in „Colonada“ restaurant, eating deliciosly cooked lunch.

Holiday finised with many thanks to the organizers and participants and agreement  about meeting the next year.



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  • Maristika
  • Sanatorija Belorus
  • Vandens Parkas
  • Mineralinis vanduo Akvilė
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