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Mehman Ramazanzade from Azerbaijan, who became winner of Baku Marathon 2018 among paralympians, said that with this victory, he wants to tell people that they should never give up.
“I am taking part in the marathon for the first time. I am not a marathon runner. I just decided to test myself. As you see, I won the wind,” he told Trend May 13.
Ramazanzade said he didn’t expect to reach the finish line.
“This victory can say a lot to people who have lost their courage. Let them look at the paralympians and never give up,” he added.
Baku Marathon 2018 was held May 13 under the auspices of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.
Held for the third time, this year’s Marathon retains its motto: Win the Wind.
As many as 18,000 people participated in this marathon.
The Baku Marathon 2018 started at the National Flag Square, running 21 kilometers all the way to the Baku Olympic Stadium.
Awards for the Baku Marathon 2018 will be granted in two categories: the first three places among men and women. Winners of the first places in both categories will be awarded 3,000 manats, whereas the second and third prize winners are to get 2,000 and 1,000 manats respectively along with gifts, medals and certificates. Besides, the winners of 4-10 places among men and women categories shall get various gifts from sponsors. Volunteers supporting the marathon and all participants will be awarded certificates by the organizers.
2018.05.13 / 15:15