More than 500 foreigners ran in Baku Marathon 2016

The marathon, held at the initiative of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, under the slogan “Win the wind” kicked off at 10 am at National Flag Square on May 1. 

About 500 expats living in Baku took part in the marathon along with Azerbaijani citizens. The heads and representatives of Spanish, French, Kazakh, Ukrainian, Saudi Arabian, Iranian, Indian, Czech and other countries, as well as students, prominent public and political figures and members of the public were among the runners. Citizens of countries such as Australia, Germany, Spain, France, Russia, the UK,UAE, Kenya and others joined the marathon as well. 

President of BP Azerbaijan office Gordon Birrel said about the marathon: “It’s a fantastic event for city, some BP employees are here too. I think the routes will be through a beautiful part of the city and this is going to be a fantastic day."

We should note that both the finish line and the award ceremony took place in Baku Olympic Stadium. Namig Asadov ranked first among men with Georgian citizen Georgi Dameniya and Tural Sadihkly coming second and third, respectively. Rahida Aslanova was the winner among women while Natasha Peterson (UK) and Ragsana Rajabli cane in second and third, respectively. 

Winners of the race received a prize of 3000 AZN while those who came 2nd and 3rd received 2000 and 1000 AZN respectively. 

The fan zones set up in Baku Olympic Stadium on the day of the marathon was open for all. There were more than 20 types of activities for both adults and children including football, lottery games, mini circus, animators and a concert. Volkicar show organized by Azerbaijan Automobile Federation was also held in Baku Olympic Stadium. 

Such marathons have been organized in London, Paris, Boston,New York, Chicago, Berline, Barcelona,  Istanbul and other cities. Full marathon covers a distance of 42 kilometers while the half marathon distance is 21 kilometers.

Training with "Baku Marathon Club" - 23 April

23 Apr 2019 Training
Ladies and gentlemen, by joining the Baku Marathon Club, you can prepare for both marathon and get two phones from our exclusive partner, Azercell! So, two active participants in the training will be selected and rewarded by coaches of the Baku Marathon Club.


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Training with "Baku Marathon Club" - 21 April

21 Apr 2019 Training
Ladies and gentlemen, by joining the Baku Marathon Club, you can prepare for both marathon and get two phones from our exclusive partner, Azercell! So, two active participants in the training will be selected and rewarded by coaches of the Baku Marathon Club.


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The Baku Marathon 2019 will delight the marathoners with gifts

19 Apr 2019 News
The Baku Marathon 2019 to be organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation will be held on May 5, Trend reports referring to the Heydar Aliyev Foundation on March 1.

The major goal of the Baku Marathon 2019 is to promote sports, healthy lifestyle in Azerbaijan and unite people in their pursuit of good intents.

Held for the fourth time, this year’s Marathon retains its motto: Win the Wind.

The Baku Marathon 2019 will start at the National Flag Square and run 21 kilometers all the way to the Baku Olympic Stadium.

The rewards of the "Baku Marathon-2019" will be in several categories. Male and female marathon participants will compete for the first three places separately. The winner of the 1st place in each category of men and women will be awarded with prizes and gifts, as well as medals and certificates, in the amount of 3 000 AZN, the winner of the second place - 2 000 AZN and the winner of the 3rd place - 1 000 AZN .
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