Record-breaking OPAP Limassol Marathon held to great success (videos & pics)

With a record-breaking number of registrations, the OPAP Limassol Marathon has taken place to great success.

The PrimeTel 5KM Corporate Race and the Dashin Foundation Youth Race took place on 13 April attracting over 12,000 runners of all ages and abilities while on 1 April, the competitive phase of the event saw some 5,000 runners take part in the Marathon Race, the Muskita Half Marathon Race, the Petrolina 10KM Energy Race and the Remathlon 5KM City Race.

436333439_837229828448550_9176402067386349480_n

437055273_837229791781887_6343048099882149802_n

437768059_837229785115221_2841264963515454560_n

437059587_837229678448565_6191852167727330256_n

Of particular significance is that there were 800 registered Marathon runners at this year’s event, significantly higher than in the past.

437146352_837229725115227_2671160588123251707_n

437850290_837229698448563_2012478310830369877_n

437933134_837229805115219_71285646393202753_n

437909718_837229768448556_3933199317836394143_n

The OPAP Limassol Marathon was launched by the Limassol Municipality and the Athletics Club of Limassol in 2007 with OPAP taking over its administration in 2010 and since organising its every year except 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.

436771410_836722208499312_7585985652845356460_n

The champions of the Primetel 5km Corporate Race, Stroke Cyprus, with Embria in second place and EMEL in third

437565200_837112761793590_7947246171750267105_n

436534361_837186771786189_8971175772531825461_n

437759252_837186785119521_2587868062151419118_n

With just 700 participants at the first Limassol Marathon, the event has since become one of the most recognisable running events in Europe.

437759139_837186821786184_36110679472274038_n

436419165_837187678452765_1509780034463539068_n

437857030_837186728452860_837102500045339239_n

437134364_837186855119514_9118271527614208544_n

One of the many moments of note at this year’s happening include runner Kyrylo Bielykov not only finishing the OPAP Limassol Marathon but also starting a new chapter by proposing to his girlfriend at the finish line.

436430063_837240251780841_3730595739173012977_n

(Videos and photos courtesy of OPAP Limassol Marathon)

Read More

Aristidis Vourakis reveals AstroBank is going against the trend and opening a new branch
Limassol defines 30km zone in city centre
Foreign Minister in Brussels for General Affairs Council
Health Ministers of Cyprus and Greece discuss cooperation on transplants
No official announcements after Christodoulides-Chinese Ambassador Vasiliko terminal meeting
Limassol Chamber Director Christos Anastasiades retires
Digital Policy Minister to attend Brussels Telecommunications meeting
Energame: Creating a Vibrant ICT Community
Andreas A. Antoniades appointed Secretary-Director of Nicosia Chamber of Commerce and Industry
UNIC ranks 115th worldwide in the 2024 THE Young University Rankings