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2,500 people to participate in 7th International Issyk-Kul Marathon

At least 2,500 participants are expected to take part in the 7th International Marathon Run the Silk Road. Melis Nadyrov, Chairman of the Board of Directorate of the International Marathon NGO, told today at a press conference.

The marathon will be held on May 12 in Issyk-Kul region. It will be dedicated to the memory of the bronze medalist of the Olympic Games Satymkul Dzhumanazarov. The participants will compete for victory at four distances: 3, 10, 21 and 42 kilometers. The prize fund is 520,000 soms.

Registration of participants is in full swing. Representatives of about 12 countries have already signed up.

We will start at Cholpon-Ata hippodrome and will run towards Karakol.

Melis Nadyrov

The Head of the Directorate for Olympic Sports Zhoomart Shamkanov noted that about 500,000 soms would be allocated from the budget of the State Agency for Youth, Physical Culture and Sports of the Kyrgyz Republic for the marathon. «I think the event will be held at a high level,» he added.