Budapest, April 13 (MTI) – A record number of 20,750 runners participated in the 29th Vivicitta Run for the City today, organisers said.
The organiser Budapest Sports Office said participants included runners from 770 communities in Hungary as well as more than 1,000 foreigners representing 57 countries from as far afield as Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Pakistan, Vietnam and Venezuela.
In the half-marathon, Lajos Berecz (HUN) defended his title with a time of 1:08:53, and the women’s race was won by Judit Folding Nagy (HUN), who completed the race in 1 hour 22 minutes and 53 seconds.
In the 10km-race, the winner, Tamas Kovacs (HUN), and the runner-up, Gabor Jozsa (HUN) were separated by just 7 seconds. The women’s race was won by Zsanett Kis (HUF), who won silver in the previous two years.
The Vivicitta Budapest Spring Half Marathon offers several courses that include a half-marathon, a 10km race, and a 7km race. The race courses guide runners through famous historical landmarks like the Opera House and Parliament. The participants run along both sides of the city along the river. All races start and finish on Margaret Island.