The winner of the main marathon distance in the race Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon in 2017, which took place in Kiev today, by a wide margin became the champion of Ukraine Artem Poddubny of the Bakhmut Donetsk region. About it reports UKRINFORM.

The winner overcame the distance of 42.195 km with start and finish at the Independence square in 2 hours, 24 minutes and 20 seconds, according to the race organizers on his page in Facebook.

It is also reported that second place went to Anatoly Bondarenko, who finished in 6 minutes 15 seconds (2:30.35) and the bronze medalist was Vladimir Vaskov, which gave the winner more than seven minutes (2:31.39).

Poddubniy this is the second victory in the race for the last three weeks. In the river, he became the champion of Ukraine in track at this distance. And in early may, the athlete of the Bakhmut won Kharkov half marathon.

In the women’s race champion was Ukrainian Iryna Masnik, which ran the distance in 2 hours and 48 minutes and 13 seconds. Second place with a delay of 20 minutes was taken by the Russian Elena Makarevich (3:08.56) and third was another runner from Ukraine Marina Shapovalova (3:12.20).

It is also noted that at the start of the eighth Kyiv marathon is more than ten thousand athletes and enthusiasts from 52 countries.

The record Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon is Andrey Naumov, who overcame the distance of 42.195 km in 2:19.17. Girls have the best time holding Tatiana Rybalchenko – 2:44:41. Both records were set in 2013. The first Kyiv marathon took place in 2010. Since then, competitions are held regularly. From 2012 to 2014, the marathon was postponed in the spring, but in 2015 it is organised again in the autumn.

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The winner of the marathon in Kiev became the Donbass athlete from Poddubny 08.10.2017

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