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The 4th Chisinau International Marathon was conquered by 18,000 people

Sunday, 30 September, the central streets of Chisinau turned into a real marathon course for thousands of enthusiasts, who challenged themselves and took part in the fourth Chisinau International Marathon.

The sporting event took off at 8.00. The mass warmup was followed by a greeting from the director of the Sporter public sports organization, Dmitri Voloshin. After that, participants lined up at the starting line. A total of 18,000 gathered in front of the starting arch.

The first to start were the wheelchair-using athletes, who had the opportunity to compete in the “Marathon for All” category. This special category featured the distances of 10 km, 21 km and 42 km. It’s the first time in the history of the Chisinau Marathon that a competition for wheelchair-using athletes is conducted. 

At 9.00 was given the general start for competitive races of the Chisinau International Marathon 2018. The participants were supposed to cross the following distances: marathon (42 km 195 m), half marathon (21 km 0975 m), 10 km and 5 km, as well as the entertainment race Fun Run by Iute Credit on 1.5 km. 

All the Chisinau International Marathon participants were awaited by the well-deserved medals at the finish line. Winners received gifts offered by partners and prize money. The total prize fund for the Chisinau Marathon made 100,000 MDL. The award ceremony started at 16.00. 

Winners of the 5 km distance were:

Male winners

1. Ivanchenko Vladislav

2. Pavlenco Nicolae

3. Volosciuc Alexandr 

Female winners

1. Botnari Mihaela

2. Tcaciova Iuliana

3. Ruliac Inna

The fastest 10 km runners were:

Males

1. Chiriac Piotr 

2. Tsymbalist Ghenadie

3. Crivoi Andrei

Females

1. Ciocan Daniela

2. Budiuc Cristina

3. Nastas Diana

The best results for the 21 km race were shown by:

Males

1. Raileanu Maxim

2. Croitoru Liviu

3. Obukhovsky Alexey

Females

1. Carmanenco Katerina

2. Zbirnea Natalia

3. Sacara Zinaida

The fastest to conquer the marathon distance of 42 km were:

Males

1. Serem Benjamin Kiprop

2. Gorbushko Nicolay

3. Popov Sergey

Females

1. Masnyk Irina

2. Mahamud Isidro Pilar

3. Kirillova Olexandra

Special greetings for all participants in the “Marathon for All” category. These are people with an extraordinary moral courage and endurance. The fastest among wheelchair-using sportsmen were: 

10 km male runners:

1. Martsinkevich Alexandr

2. Costin Dumitru

The “Marathon for All” winner in the 10 km Handbike category became Petrosanu Catalin.

The only female in the “Marathon for All” 10 km category was Frankiv Ganna.

The fastest to conquer the distance of 21 km in the “Marathon for All” category were:

Males

1. Bardij Anatoliy

2. Radcovski Artur

3. Levene Justin

Females

The winner of the 21 km race was Dmitriuc Nadejda.

The winners of the “Marathon for All” 42 km race were:

Males

1. Stefirta Ilie

2. Shuruta Sergey

Females

The distance of 42 km was conquered by the only participant Sobchinskaya Nataliya

The organizers of the Chisinau International Marathon 2018 are the public sports organization Sporter and the most popular free ad board 999.md.

The organizers express deep gratitude to the partners for the fourth Chisinau International Marathon:

  • General partner Kaufland company

  • Title partner for Fun Run, Iute credit company

  • Title partner for the 21 km race, Technosoft company

  • Title partner for the 10 km race, Naturalis company

  • Title partner for the 5 km race, Herbalife company

  • Official partner of the “Marathon for All” category, The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Official partners:

  • OM drinking water manufacturer

  • Skoda company

  • Metro Cash & Carry Moldova supermarkets network

  • Oriflame company

  • Pharmaceutical brand Dexalgin

  • Linella supermarkets network

  • Hippocrates pharmacy network

  • Family Market supermarkets network

  • Baumit company

  • Red Bull energy drink manufacturer

  • Moldcell mobile operator

  • Limon sports equipment store

Sport Expo partners, the companies: Multisport, Xstyle, Sportlandia, 22 store, 21k sport, Garmin, Top Shop, Thai Power, Motoland.

Food Zone partners:

  • Radler beer manufacturer

  • Manuel Caffe coffee shop

  • BarBar Bar

  • Mezellini brand

Relax Zone partner, Kineto Terra company

Media partners:

  • General media partnerspoint.md and știri.md

  • TV channels TVR Moldova and TVC 21

  • Radio stations Novoe Radio and Radio Studentus

  • Portals: afisha.md, locals, diez, Agora, Zugo, Noi.md, Unimedia

  • Live broadcaster of the event - Directmedia