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Elite long-distance runners to participate at the 38th edition of Sofia Marathon

Photo: marathonsofia.com

The traditional Wizz Air Sofia Marathon will begin with the classic 42.195 km competition. Nearly 2,500 athletes from more than 30 countries have submitted their applications to participate at the 38th edition of the Sofia Marathon. They will compete in three distances- 42.195 km, 21 km and 10 km. 25 elite long-distance athletes from Kenya, Morocco, Ethiopia, Turkey and Ukraine will start in the classic distance.

The Sofia Marathon kicks off today, October 10, at 9.30 am on Alexander Battenberg Square, in front of the National Art Gallery.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the short-distance competition for the less experienced was cancelled, the marathon’s organizers note. The total prize fund is nearly EUR 40,000.

Compiled by: Vesela Krasteva

English version: Kostadin Atanasov


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