Dzurinda runs New York marathon

Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda completed the New York marathon yesterday in a time of 3:42:30, becoming the first sitting prime minister ever to have run the race. His participation, which Dzurinda said was motivated by his desire to show spiritual solidarity with New York citizens, aroused sufficient interest that the Slovak leader was interviewed on the US talk show Larry King Live. Dzurinda has run 17 marathons in his life; on Sunday he finished in 4,055 position out of over 30,000 runners.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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