Istanbul Marathon to be run in early November

N Kolay 43rd Istanbul Marathon set for Nov. 7, event features 42K, 15K races

Istanbul Marathon to be run in early November


N Kolay 43rd Istanbul Marathon -- the world's only intercontinental marathon -- will be run on Nov. 7, with nearly a month left for the sporting event.

The marathon to be held next month will feature 42-kilometer and 15-kilometer runs as well as an inline skating race.

The 42-kilometer-run (26 miles) will be the main course.

The Istanbul Marathon said each race will have a limited number of participants and the registration deadline is Oct. 20 unless the quota is filled.

All participants including athletes should submit a PCR test with a negative result in the last 48 hours or an electronic vaccination card to enter the events of the contest.

The organizers said the PCR test must be done in a Turkish Health Ministry's approved institution.

"For those who will make a vaccination card declaration; the second vaccination must have been shot at least 14 days ago and the date of the first vaccination must not have exceeded 180 days," the Istanbul Marathon said on its website.

Meanwhile, the Turkish Athletic Federation said the best three athletes in the marathon's elite category will be awarded prize money.

The 2021 champion will have $35,000. The runner-up will bag $20,000, and the prize for the third-place athlete will be $10,000.

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