Albania's capital holds 5th edition of Tirana Marathon

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TIRANA, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Tirana Marathon held its fifth edition on Sunday, welcoming some 2,500 runners for both men's and women's races.

Organized by Tirana Municipality, this year's marathon included the Tirana 10 km, half marathon 21 km, the full marathon 42 km and "We too" 2.3 km categories.

Tirana Marathon 2021 included participants from Albania, the neighboring countries, expats, immigrants living in the country and runners from 35 countries and regions around the world.

The race started and ended in the main Skenderbej square in the city center and went past some of the most attractive spots of the city, including the path around Tirana Artificial Lake.

Winners of the full marathon were Ilir Kellezi from Albania for the men's event and Veretska Valentyna from Ukraine for the women's race.

Tirana Municipality cancelled the 2020 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Enditem

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