Updates: 09/26/2021 12:20 PM
Released: 26.09.2021, 12:20
Prague – Martin Zajíc won the Běchovice -Praha race for the first time and became the champion of the republic in a ten-kilometer road run. The Brno perseverer in the escape escaped Viktor Šinágl and won in 30:34. The women’s title was defended by Moira Stewartová, who triumphed more than a minute away from the Olympian Tereza Hrochová. At 33:24, Stewart took care of the best performance in the history of the national championship.
The 21-year-old Zajíc was the best ninth in Běchovice so far, but this year he managed to surprise all the favorites. He defeated Šinágla by 18 seconds, Vladimír Marčík finished third. The winners from previous years, Vít Pavlišta and Jiří Homoláč, finished just below the podium.
In the best three, the same runners appeared as in the 5,000-meter race at the Czech Republic Championships in June. In Zlín, Šinágl won in front of Marčík, Zajíc was third.
Stewartová caught up in Žižkov at 33:24 and was three seconds faster than Eva Vrabcová Nývltová six years ago. Only Kenyan woman Nancy Wambua was better in Bechovice history (33:18). This year, Stewart defeated Hrochová in the championship race for 10,000 meters on the track.
The run from Běchovice to Prague is the oldest uninterrupted race in Europe, this year the 125th year took place. The national championship was followed by a race for the public in three waves of 1,000 participants.