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14/05/2014 About thousand more competitors than last year

Over 9000 participants in the SEB 32nd Tartu Jooksumaraton

There were a total of 9356 participants in the SEB 32nd Tartu Jooksumaraton races which is about thousand more than last year.

Year ago a total of 8383 runners and nordic walkers participated in the official training, children’s races, Charity Run and in the main events. This year’s big growth came mainly from the Saturday’s events. A total of 4022 children took part in the children’s races and 1073 participants took part in the Charity Run. There where a total of 3494 children and 573 Charity Run participants last year.

“This year’s first event is now past. You could clearly see satisfaction and pleasure of running a marathon from the faces of most of the people who took part in the events this weekend. Hopefully they found motivation to train hard all summer and come back again in autumn to run in the Tartu City Marathon,” said race director Kunnar Karu.

SEB 32nd Tartu Jooksumaraton was won by Roman Fosti (EST) who ran a new Estonian track record 1:15:30. He was over three minutes faster than Dmitri Aristov (EST) who finished second (1:18:39) and Ivar Ivanov (EST) who finished third (1:18:42). Best women was Evelin Talts (EST) with a time of 1:32:16.

A total of 3858 runners and nordic walkers crossed the finish line yesterday. 2116 of them finished the 23km course and 1742 participated in the 10km race.

Contributed by: Tartu Marathon

8500 cyclists expected for the SEB 33rd Tartu Rattaralli

Close to 8500 participants are expected to arrive for the biggest cycling event in Eastern-Europe SEB 33rd Tartu Rattaralli. 4000 cyclist are expected to take part on Sunday’s main events and 4500 on Saturday’s children’s races.

At the moment a total of 3500 people have signed up for the SEB 33rd Tartu Rattaralli. 1800 have registered for the 133km distance and 1700 for the 70km distance. Last year a total of 3946 took part in the main events – 1874 in the longer and 2072 in the shorter distance.

Registration for the SEB 33rd Tartu Rattaralli is open until the 30th of May. Early bird prices are available until Friday (23rd of May).

SEB 33rd Tartu Rattaralli children’s events have so far been the most popular Club Tartu Maraton children’s events and also the biggest children’s cycling event in the world. Last year a total of 3665 children participated in the TILLUrace and MINIralli. But the record was broken at the beginning of May this year when a total of 4082 children took part in the SEB 32nd Tartu Jooksumaraton (cross-country running).

Similar growth can be expected for the Rattaralli events which means that close to 4500 children can be expected for the cycling events.

Registration for the SEB 33rd Tartu Rattaralli main events is open here - . Registration for the children’s races will open on Monday next week (26th of May).

Contributed by: Tartu Marathon