Budapest Marathon draws more than 3,000 runners despite bad weather

Source: Xinhua| 2021-10-11 10:10:28|Editor: huaxia

BUDAPEST, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- More than three thousand runners took part in the 36th Budapest Marathon on Sunday, despite the pouring rain and cold wind.

In the men's race, Hungarian runner Peter Nagy came first with a time of 2:33:37, whereas the winner of the women's competition was Anna Borisenko from Russia, who finished in 2:58:12.

Handbike riders started the race with an advance of one minute over the marathon runners, covering the 42-kilometer with hand-driven bikes. Laszlo Shober was the first to finish with a time of 2:20:47.

A total of more than 13,000 people took part in the 36th Spar Budapest Marathon over the weekend, with more than a thousand participants from other countries and regions, in the two-day event which featured family programs and shorter races on Saturday.

The 13,000 participants is an increase of almost 30 percent compared to last year's race, when the event was organized under the harsher third wave of the COVID pandemic but is still only about a third of the number seen before the epidemic. Enditem

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