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Record-high number of runners registered for this year's "Nordea" Riga Marathon

09.05.2011 | LETA

Currently, a record-high number of 11,500 participants from 37 countries have signed up for this year's "Nordea" Riga Marathon, as "Nords Event Communications" Project Manager Inese Kikule informed LETA.

Currently, a record-high number of 11,500 participants from 37 countries have signed up for this year's "Nordea" Riga Marathon, as "Nords Event Communications" Project Manager Inese Kikule informed LETA.

The previous record - 11,300 participants, was set last year.

Most have registered for the five-kilometer mini-marathon.

7,044 people have signed up for the five-kilometer fun run, while 1,998 will run the half-marathon. 1,596 are planning to participate in the ten-kilometer marathon event.

Most participants - 10,177 - are from Latvia, 317 runners are from Finland, 183 from Lithuania, 142 from Estonia, 114 from Great Britain, and 111 from Germany.

Traditionally, several companies have also registered for this year's marathon event. "Lattelecom" will have 1,250 runners, "Nordea" - 623, "Latvenergo" - 495, Latvian Business College - 266 and "Citadele banka" - 102.

As reported, this year's "Nordea" Riga Marathon will be held on May 22.

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