A very unusual marathon will be organized in mid-January in BiH’s capital Sarajevo. Following the extreme ultra marathons, extreme triathlon and other challenges that move its own borders, the first “Unusual 42.195 m Sarajevo” marathon will take place on January 20th.
The organizer, Athletic Club Novi Grad Sarajevo “Athlete”, stated that participants will run through the streets of the city, through the five Sarajevo municipalities, from Dariva to Vrelo Bosne, over Miljacka and Zeljeznica Rivers, ending in Safet Zajko Center.
“Our marathon is unusual in every sense of the word, the traffic will not be stopped, there will be no fixed judges along the route or chips. We want to believe that the runners are good and honest people, and hence we will value the information on a cell phone, clock or pedometer, and by the account on the STRAVA application. The result will be evaluated if participants show the running activity within 6 hours of the 42.195 meters distance route, “the organizers say.
If someone believes that 42.2 km is extreme, he or she can take two more runners and apply in that way.
In the starter pack, participants will get a drifit t-shirt and an Unusual Finish Medal, and the organizer will ensure route patrol mobile revving stations with refreshments for runners.