Hungarian Tamas Nagy (men) and Bosnian Lucia Kimani (women) won the 11th Sarajevo Half Marathon on Sunday. Some 3,000 runners from more than 30 countries and regions joined the 21-kilometer race, with mayor Abdulah Skaka making the start official.
Croatian Vinko Sliško and Bosnian Slavisa Bunić came second and third respectively in the men’s race.
“The first Sarajevo half-marathon had 75 runners and 11 years later, it counts some 3,000 people participating, which is an absolute record. Moreover, the share of women participating grows at a daunting speed, making up 40 percent of participants,” said director of the Marathon Sarajevo organization Erol Mujanović.
Sarajevo Half Marathon is also a charitable fundraising event. The money raised on Sunday will be donated to local organizations for children without parental care and environment activists.