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Friday 1 February 2019

A Marathon for Nowruz 2019 in Uzbekistan


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TASHKENT (UzTAG) — On the occasion of the traditional spring festival of Nowruz, Uzbekistan is organizing an international half-marathon.

In this regard, a draft Cabinet of Ministers resolution entitled The first Tashkent International Half Marathon dedicated to the Nowruz Festival, available for discussion at the Council of State was adopted.

According to the Ministry of Sports, the initiator of the document, the project sets the date of the half-marathon from 22 to 24 March in Tashkent, as well as the route of the circuit. The marathon will be broadcast live on local and foreign television channels and via the Internet in HD.

The distance for fans is 5 kilometres and for professionals 21 kilometres.

The international half-marathon will be held in major arteries of the city. It is expected to attract up to 3000 national and international participants.

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