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Within the frame of the Social Erasmus project Erasmus Students and ESN RIGA staff had a chance to take part in a 21st Nordea Riga Marathon as a TEAM. Each participant chose the most suitable distance to run. Most of the ESN RIGA TEAM runners chose a 5 km track, however, we also had a Gianluca running 10 km and Daniel running a half marathon (21 km). We are proud that ESN RIGA TEAM was multicultural as different nationalities were represented – Latvians, Italians, Germans!
Since 2007 Riga Marathon course is officially measured according to AIMS standarts. The Marathon has gained an international recognition - 16 358 participants from 45 different countries took part in the Marathon on May 22 2011 and the ESN RIGA TEAM was one of them!
It was a very nice event, the weather was really, really good, there were many fans along the track, also in the morning, for example on the akmens tilts was a band playing when I crossed it, in old town was a "shower" were you could run through. Later for the 5km, were a lot of funny participants, like guys dressed up with suits and ties or like people out of the 19th century with an old bike and of course some in pink dressed girls with esn logos;). After the run you got a rimi bag with sweets/water/apple and your medal. I was supporting the ESN RIGA girls for their run and we made afterwards some pictures! For my first half-marathon, I think it was good experience...
Written by Zane Boreiko: zane.boreiko[at]esn.lv
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