Dzurinda thanks UK through London Marathon

Slovak prime minister Milukáš Druzinda yesterday became the first prime minister to complete the London Marathon.

"I ran like everyone else, without bodyguards. It was a great feeling. This is the second time that I've run in a foreign marathon. Two years ago I ran the New York Marathon. This time I wanted to give a symbol of my thanks to the British, who have risked their lives in Iraq for the free world," said Dzurinda.

Dzurinda bettered his time in the New York marathon two years ago by six minutes, to finish in 3:36:20.

Compiled by Conrad Toft from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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