A memorial station set up in honor of the now-deceased Nation’s Athlete, Sarolta Monspart, exhibited the world champion’s orienteering camera cups.
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The weather for the marathoners at the Budapest Marathon was unfavorable for the marathoners over the weekend, but more than three thousand of them still covered the 42 kilometers.
In the men’s race, Peter the Great trained the ribbon on the Pázmány Péter promenade for a time of 2:33:37, the first place winner of the women’s competition was Anna Borisenko from Russia, who finished in 2:58:12. The other winners, Gáspár Csere, were able to stand on the top of the podium this time in pairs with Áron Dani representing BEAC Athletics (2:23:02).
One minute before the marathoners, the handbike riders started, who covered the 42-kilometer with a hand-driven bike, including László Schober (2:20:47) who was the first to finish. Géza Kele completed his 200th marathon, while the emergency doctor of the Hatvan hospital, Gábor Zacher, competed alternately this time. The judges, triathletes, actors, as well as musicians and artists of the Hungarian Handball Association also started in the classic run.
The Memorial Station, built in honor of Sarolta Monspart, the Athlete of the Nation, who died this year, also exhibited the world champion’s orienteering camera, her cups, her book “The Wonderful World of Running” and the 2010 Prima Primissima Award.
More than 13,000 people took part in the 36th Budapest Spar Marathon, which hosted family programs and shorter-term races on Saturday, and on Sunday the 30-kilometer relays and marathoners trampled the streets of the capital.
Tünde Szabó, Secretary of State for Sport, Gergely Karácsony, Mayor of Budapest, and Dániel Gyurta, the Olympic champion, also visited the event.