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All Tallinna Maraton finishers will be rewarded with a medal!

05.04.2018

All the finishers of the Tallinn Marathon will be rewarded with a unique medal specially designed for the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. For the first time the finishers of the 10km distance will also receive a medal.

Estonia's largest running event, Tallinn Marathon (Tallinna Maraton), is celebrating the 100th anniversary year of the Republic of Estonia with a grand running party in September. This year, all finishers will be awarded with a special medal designed for the jubilee. For the first time in Tallinn Marathon the participants in the 10km distance will also get a medal.

 

Medals for all the distances will be similar in design but different in colour. Marathon runners will be rewarded with a medal with a golden gloss, half marathon finishers will get a silvery medal and those finishing the 10km distance a bronze one. As the main motif, the medal bears a cornflower, which emanates purity and simplicity of the north, and the silky ribbon in blue-black-white shows the already familiar silhouette of Tallinn. The author of the historical medal is designer Priit Verlin.

 

In addition to the medal in national design this year's Tallinna Maraton is special because the organisers expect the participants to gather at the starting line wearing the national colours of Estonia – blue, black and white. The organisers will try to help everyone who wishes to obtain running gear in flag colours, and running shirts in the national colours are already available at www.jooks.ee. Marathon runners will get the shirt for free, those registering for the half marathon or the 10 km distance will get a chance to buy the shirt at a 50% discount.

 

Tallinna Maraton will take place from 7 to 9 September this year. This major sporting event is kicked off with Nike youth race on Friday, followed by Mesikäpa kids' races and the 10 km Autumn Run on Saturday, culminating on Sunday with the marathon and half marathon. Participants can register for the different distances at www.tallinnamaraton.ee.

This year’s Tallinna Marathon was the long-distance running event with highest level that is ever held in Estonia.

 

Race records were set in women’s marathon and men’s and women’s half-marathon.

The six best men on the marathon course came from Kenya. From men, the first place went to Josphat Letinga, time 2:12.42, second to Bernard Cheruiyot Sang, time 2:13.47, and third to Joseph Kyengo Munywoki, time 2:14.09. The fourth place in the highly competitive event went to Bernard Kitur (2:14.39), fifth to Moses Mbugua Gaikariga (2:15.57) and sixth to Magut Robert Kimaru (2:20.18). Never before have the first five Tallinna Maraton finishers finished under 2 hours and 16 minutes. The Estonian marathon champion title went to Raido Mitt who made his marathon debut with time 2 hours 26 minutes and 52 seconds. Estonian championships silver went to Raivo Alla (2:27.11) and bronze to Rauno Jallai (2:30.19).