The Ukrainian team Amateur athletes, which includes ten Ukrainian military injured in the fighting in the Donbass, took part in the traditional race 42 of the U.S. Marine corps. It is reported by Voice of America.

It is reported that Ukrainian soldiers who are undergoing rehabilitation after injury, for the second time participate in the American marathon.

“We want to dedicate this marathon to people who did not return with the ATO, as well as those who are now in hospitals, so for them it was as an incentive to rise,” – said the representative of the President for the rehabilitation of wounded participants of the ATO Vadim Sviridenko, who also took part in the race.

It is noted that six members of the Ukrainian team ran 10 km, four to 42 km.

“This is an internal motivation that makes you strong, you know your opportunities are not limited to anything – you can do it, and you do it”, he added.

Earlier it was reported that the military, through their participation want to demonstrate determination to defend the honor of Ukraine, in this case, the international sports venues.

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ATO veterans took part in the marathon USMC 23.10.2017

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