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Organizers call 2013 "Nordea" Riga Marathon a success

30.05.2013

More runners did not finish "Nordea" Riga Marathon this year than in 2012, however, their choice not to run the entire distance, given the weather conditions, is commendable, Aigars Nords, head of the marathon organizing committee, told LETA, adding that the organizers considered this year's marathon a success.

More runners did not finish "Nordea" Riga Marathon this year than in 2012, however, their choice not to run the entire distance, given the weather conditions, is commendable, Aigars Nords, head of the marathon organizing committee, told LETA, adding that the organizers considered this year's marathon a success.

Twenty people were hospitalized due to hot weather and physical stress, but this may be considered a small number given that more than 22,000 people had registered for the marathon, said Nords.

The 2013 "Nordea" Riga Marathon is the best Riga marathon so far because it was very well organized, and the runners observed the organizers' recommendations not to strive for new records and withdraw from the race if they did not feel good.

The marathon was a great event for the city, and several records were set this year despite the hot weather.

Duncan Koech, of Kenya, won "Nordea" Riga Marathon this year with a new record of two hours, fifteen minutes and 34.2 seconds.

The first Riga Marathon was organized in 1991. The Riga Marathon currently holds International Association of Athletics Federations' Bronze Label status and is the only marathon in Northern Europe to receive this status.

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