Category: General information
On 3 August 2013 nearly 700 runners arrived to Szklarska Poręba, Poland to take part in the 5th Karkonosze Mountain Marathon. Colourfull T-shirts could be seen all over the place. Some runners wore the T-shirts of the 5th Karkonosze Mountain Marathon. They were quite visible - white with some red elements. They had also the logo of Artresan Active – the official sponsor of the Run for Health ASA Team.
On 3 August 2013 at 8:30 a.m. 656 runners started the 41 km long Karkonosze Mountains Marathon. This year's race had the status of the World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge 2013. Therefore, many foreign sportsmen participated in the run. There were runners from different parts of Europe and the world. In total there were 120 foreigners. The route was difficult. The competition level was very high. Additionally, there was a heat nobody could expect. All these factors caused that not all the participants were able to reach the finish.
Mitja Kosovelj from Slovenia was the first one who finished the marathon (3:07:36). Women's marathon was won by Italian Antonella Confortola (3:44:51).
Within the Karkonosze Mountains Marathon, there were also held the 4th Polish Championships in Long Distance Mountain Running. Marcin Świerc, who was the first Pole reaching the finish as the 9th in the General Classification, became the winner. Przemysław Dąbrowski and Robert Faron took the 16th and 18th places.
For us the positions of the members of our Run for Health ASA Team were most interesting. Congratulations to our three runners for taking up the challenge.
Adam Studniarek from Poznań finished the run at the 49th position with the time of 04:01:58. Position 83 was taken by Aleksander Dagil from Warsaw 04:26:14, and Marcin Kowalczyk from Wrocław, making his debut in such a run finished as 451 (06:26:56).
Big bravo to all the members of the Run for Health ASA Team and all the other runners, who reached the finish. Over 100 runners did not manage to finish the race.
The complete results of the 5th Karkonosze Mountains Marathon may be found at datasport.pl