Great success for annual 7.7km race «Quantum Nicosia Marathon» held at Athalassa Park
- 6th December 2019
- Posted by: Marathon
- Categories: 2019 Press Release, Press Releases
In honour of Cypriot marathon runner Stylianos Kyriakides who won in Boston in 1946
NICOSIA, December 06, 2019 – The annual race held in Athalassa Park on Sunday, December 1, and organised by the Athanasios Ktorides Foundation under the auspices of the Municipality of Nicosia, continuing the tradition of the “Quantum Nicosia Marathon” was a great success.
The Race Director for the event was the Dro.Me.A Racing runners club and EuroAsia interconnector was the First Ambassador.
The “Quantum Nicosia Marathon” 7.7km race was held on 1/12/2019 with a symbolic distance of 7,700m as a sign of respect to the late Stylianos (Stelios) Kyriakides who won the Boston Marathon in 1946. The distance represents the participation number of the legendary Marathon runner. All the proceeds from the race will go to the Oncology Centre of the Bank of Cyprus.
The winner of the race was Christoforos Protopapas with a time of 26:45.96, with Stylianos Tsiartas in second place and Polys Palantzis third, their times being 29:30.70 and 31:56.44 respectively.
The winner of the women’s race, and with the eighth best overall time among all participants was Christina Kourri clocking 33:48.92, with Yianna Fysentzou second (34:08.24) and Izabel Irwin third (35:27.92).
The race was held under the auspices of Nicosia Municipality, while the prizes to the winners were handed by the Mayor of Latsia, Christos Pittaras