2018 Limassol Marathon receives record ‘early bird’ entries

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2018 Limassol Marathon GSO organisers have announced the date and opening of early bird entries for the 2018 race. They have also confirmed that the event has received a record number of early bird entrants within the first week’s launch.

 

The 12th Limassol Marathon GSO is scheduled to take place between March 17-18, 2018.

 

The 2017 Limassol Marathon GSO welcomed 15,000 participants across six races, with athletes coming from near and far to enjoy the flat and fast course, friendly atmosphere and natural scenery. It was the event’s most successful year-to-date, with a record number of runners achieving a Personal Best on the straight, traffic-free roads.

 

With organisers keen to build on this year’s success and deliver another successful event, the 2018 edition will feature many exciting additions based on feedback received which will be unveiled over the coming weeks.

 

2018 RACES

 

The Limassol Marathon GSO offers six different race distances over one weekend. Race weekend kicks off with the 5K Corporate Race and the 1K Youth Race on the Saturday, followed by the AIMS-accredited OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO, the 13.1-mile Half Marathon, the Petrolina 10K Energy Race and the 5K City Race on the Sunday.

 

This will be the second year that the event takes place over two days. The event was extended to two days in 2017, making it highly attractive to visitors travelling to Cyprus from overseas, meaning they can combine a weekend of sport, activities and entertainment with a holiday, during the beautiful Cypriot spring.

 

2018’s weekend event concludes with a closing ceremony and after-party to celebrate the Marathon’s sporting achievements.

 

“IDEAL DESTINATION”

 

Race Director at OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO, Andreas Spyrou, commented: “We are thrilled to have received so many registrations for the 2018 Marathon GSO within the first week of entries opening.

 

“It is great credit to the 2017 event, which was a huge success, welcoming competitors and spectators of many nationalities to Limassol.

 

“Many had come not only to #RunLimassol but also to enjoy the food, culture, history, beaches and, of course, the weather, all of which make Limassol an ideal destination for an international race,” continued Spyrou.

 

“Visitors also always comment on how welcome they have been made to feel, which makes us immensely proud.”

 

The 2017 Limassol Marathon GSO men’s title was claimed by Edwin Kiprop Kiyeng clocking 02:15:04, and Gladys Jepkurui Biwott secured the women’s title with a 02:40:41 time.

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