Press Conference, 24th September 2015


Actual news from the Kosice Marathon backstage

  • Dana and Jana Velďáková – Slovak top track&fields athletes will join the marathon course with special cameras TomTom Bandit to record the happening on the whole course. Their couch Rado Dubovský and former hurdles  runner Stano Návesňák will join them as well.
  • Gerard van den Veen is coming to Košice with his athletes on October 1. Gerard is a top agent of marathon runners, in his pool there are 3 world record holders,  the last one is Dennis Kimmet who broke world  record in Berlin (2:02:57).
  • Martin Kosgei among Elite athletes. During spring season in Hannover he finished third with 2:09:50. The winner of Chicago Marathon Evans Cheruiyot (2:06:25) cancelled his arrival due to health issues.
  • After closure of the registration there are only minimal changes in the starting list, current number of all participants is 10.922.
  • „All of you are winners!“ This slogan brings organizers to the idea of publishing the names of all participants on the winners stage backdrop.
  • Design of the medal for KPM 2015 was revealed.
  • TESCO Kids Athletics will take place in Košice City Park on October 2. Chairman of the Slovak Athletic Federation Peter Korčok will be present to support the kids.
  • Rádio Košice Music Marathon will present 12 stages on the course full of various music genres. Music as permited doping will help runners almost on each kilometer.
  • Photo – Prehistory of KPM has revealed another treasure. Picture catches the atmosphere of Marathon in 1933 with running soldier Doležal from the 14th battalion of foot regiment in Košice.

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