5,000 runners from Armenia's capital city of Yerevan and other regions took part in the first Half Marathon in Yerevan
The Half Marathon consisted of three distances, 5, 10,5, and 21km. Schoolchildren also took part in the race. They run 2.5 km. The winner among girls in 5 km distance was Lilit Suragyan from Vanadzor, the winner among boys in the same distance Ervand Mkrtchyan from Gyumri, the best ones in 10,5 km distance were Lilit Harutyunyan and Anna Karhanyan, Mushegh Shahverdyan and Vahe Ivanyan. And in 21 km distance the first racers who reach the finish were Sergey Lukin (Russia) and Irina Sergeyevna(Russia)
"We have to make the Half Marathon a real marathon next year. The goal also is to extend its geography", said Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Gabriel Ghazarian.
The prize fund of the first Half Marathon held in Yerevan was $ 6 million.
The World and European champion, Youri Djorkaef symbolically took part in it.
The tournament was held on February 5-9
The Armenia team ended its performance with 11 medals.
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The athletes were welcomed by the ANOC Secretary General, Hrachya Rostomyan, the Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, Gabriel Ghazaryan
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