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Russia: Moscow half marathon becomes first mass sport event held amid pandemic00:23

Russia: Moscow half marathon becomes first mass sport event held amid pandemic

Russian Federation, Moscow
August 2, 2020 at 16:54 GMT -00:00 · Published

About 13,000 people participated in the Moscow half marathon, a part of the all-Russia sports project "Zabeg," on Sunday. The race became the first mass sport event in the Russian capital since COVID-19 restrictions were introduced.

Participants were able to choose the distance - five or 21.1 kilometres (13.11 miles). The route started and finished near the stadium "Luzhniki" and led across the banks of the Moscow river.

Rinas Akhmadeev came first first on the half marathon distance with a result of 01:04:24. Elena Korobkina was the first woman to finish the race with a result of 01:10:29. All the winners got a cash prize and special presents form the partners. The prize fund amounted to about one million rubles (€11,456/$13,619).

The event organisers payed special attention to sanitary and epidemiological norms amid coronavirus pandemic. Each participant had to undergo a temperature screening before the run. People were asked to keep social distance while running, and runners were also recommended to take a COVID-19 test prior to the race.

The all-Russia half marathon 2020 was held in 85 major cities across the country. In more than 40 of them the event was switched to an online format due to coronavirus restrictions.

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About 13,000 people participated in the Moscow half marathon, a part of the all-Russia sports project "Zabeg," on Sunday. The race became the first mass sport event in the Russian capital since COVID-19 restrictions were introduced.

Participants were able to choose the distance - five or 21.1 kilometres (13.11 miles). The route started and finished near the stadium "Luzhniki" and led across the banks of the Moscow river.

Rinas Akhmadeev came first first on the half marathon distance with a result of 01:04:24. Elena Korobkina was the first woman to finish the race with a result of 01:10:29. All the winners got a cash prize and special presents form the partners. The prize fund amounted to about one million rubles (€11,456/$13,619).

The event organisers payed special attention to sanitary and epidemiological norms amid coronavirus pandemic. Each participant had to undergo a temperature screening before the run. People were asked to keep social distance while running, and runners were also recommended to take a COVID-19 test prior to the race.

The all-Russia half marathon 2020 was held in 85 major cities across the country. In more than 40 of them the event was switched to an online format due to coronavirus restrictions.

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