Erbil Marathon 2013 - Special coverage by Erbilia Online Magazine
Erbilia Online Magazine - Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Erbil Marathon 2013

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An event that got the hearts racing for peace!

Special coverage by Erbilia Online Magazine – Photography by Mustafa Adil

For the third year in a row, Erbil Marathon 2013 took place on the 25th of October. The main mission that Erbil Marathon organizers have in mind is to spread love, peace and the “no to violence” message which had a greater impact this year after the tragic event that happened in Erbil few weeks ago.

Erbil Marathon 2013 Kurdistan WinnerEvery year, Erbil Marathon is gaining more media coverage and international attention not only from media but from sports activists and sports organizations worldwide. Being an international event with top-notch organization and planning, several countries around the globe did participate in this year’s event. On the day of the event, you could notice easily the smiles on people’s faces, the excitement, and the thrill which took over! Our photographer Mustafa Adil was not only at the event to cover it, but he also participated in the marathon, and while doing that, he got the best shots ever. These photos can be viewed at our social media networks on Facebook, Google Plus, Pinterest,….

Male Winners of Erbil Marathon 2013

The winner of Erbil Marathon 2013 event is Vincent Cheruiyot from Kenya with an amazing timing of 2 hours 33 minutes and 49 seconds. Right behind him in second place is Nashwan Zaki from Mousel Iraq (2 hours 37 minutes and 48 seconds). The third place was grabbed by Ali Ahmed Salih (Iraq/Salahaddin 2 hours 52 minutes and 54 seconds). Fifth place was for Muslim Hanash from Basra (2 hours 55 minutes and 31 seconds). Hussain Mohammed from Basra as well, came in sixth place.

Female Winners of Erbil Marathon 2013

As for female winners, number one place was won by Bornes Jepkirui from Kenya (3 hours 25 minutes and 18 seconds). Second place won by Amal Khizer from Sulaymaniyah (3 hours 59 minutes and 12 seconds). Finally, third place went for Olga O’Hara from Russia (4 hours 6 minutes and 16 seconds).

Until next year, say yes to love, peace and prosperity. Viva Kurdistan.

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