Minsk to host Polo Marathon on city day September 13

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Minsk to host Polo Marathon on city day September 13

People running on the central streets of Minsk no more surprise anyone. Belarusians more and more get accustomed to a healthy lifestyle. On August 6, the center of the capital for a few hours turned into a running track.

On Thursday, anyone could try the unique route of Minsk Polo Marathon. The distance was more than 6 kilometers and passed through the main streets of Minsk.

Minsk Half Marathon is a young event. For the first time, the competition was held on City Day in 2013.

The marathon was popularized this year by well-known Belarusian athletes: Olympic silver medalist in decathlon Andrey Kravchenko, as well as the national team footballer Alexander Hleb.

Taking part in this testing run were more than a dozen well-known Minsk residents: businessmen, artists, government officials, well-known journalists, the consul of France and even an Orthodox priest, all in all 13 people. Given hot weather in Minsk and a distance of 21km, this is really a test of spirit.

The organizers say that the athletes will run past the main historical and cultural places of Minsk.

This race was a rehearsal before the "main dish". The marathon itself will take place in Minsk on 13 September and will coincide with City Day.