Bratislava to host third annual marathon

Bratislava's third annual marathon will see a record number of runners setting off from Hviezdoslavovo Square on March 30, the organisers have announced on the www.bratislavamarathon.sk website.

Bratislava's third annual marathon will see a record number of runners setting off from Hviezdoslavovo Square on March 30, the organisers have announced on the www.bratislavamarathon.sk website.

A set of sporting and cultural events scheduled for the last three days of the month will include several public figures.

"The Korean and American ambassadors have registered for the relay run, while a number of politicians and famous personalities, such as national tennis player Dominik Hrbatý, have made surprise entries as well," Andrea Berešová from ČSOB City Marathon Bratislava 2008 told reporters.

Nearly 1,300 competitors in all have put their names down for the marathon event, which is expected to feature last year's winner Bogda Dziuba from Poland and other successful runners from Ukraine, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia.

Competing in the half-marathon will be well-known endurance runners such as Marocco's Elisha Sawe, Ethiopia's Wellay Amare Weldgyorgis and Bernard Dematteis from Italy.

The events will kick off with music and other entertainment. Vlado Vizár's Jazz Quartet and Marián Grexa and the Chrobáky Band will perform on Friday, while magician Peter Sestak, singer Petrik and bands Parti and Vidiek will take the stage on Saturday. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports

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