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More than 3,500 participants expected at the Sofia Marathon on October 9

| updated on 10/8/22 5:42 PM
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More than 3,500 applications have been submitted for participation in the Sofia Marathon, which will be held on Sunday, October 9, the organizers of one of the most popular sports events in the capital announced. 

About 500 people will participate in the classic distance of 42.195 kilometers, among them - five Kenyan athletes and two from Morocco. They will attack the marathon record of 2 hours 13 minutes and 3 seconds of the Moroccan Redouan Nouini. The women, including two Kenyans and one Ethiopian, will aim to break the record of 2 hours 28 minutes and 38 seconds of the Kenyan Naom Jebet.

Around 800 foreign competitors from 50 countries, with 80 from Belgium alone, are expected to take part in the classic marathon, half marathon and 10 km

The 2.2 km mass start will also be resumed as of this year, which is free and open to participants of all ages.
Traffic on the route will be restricted from 7.00 am until 16.00 pm.

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