On 17 September 2017 Astana held its annual Astana Marathon-2017.
This year, the marathon brought together a large number of sports enthusiasts. The total number of applications was 5131 including 537 applications for 42.2 km, 876 for 21.1 km, and 3718 for 10 km distance. The marathon athletes came from 22 cities of Kazakhstan and 19 countries.
The collected funds will be sent to charity support of seriously ill children.
The employees of KEGOC for the second year in a row demonstrated sports spirit and incredible endurance in the marathon. The runners: Yerlan Abushahmanov, Akmaral Bayazitova, Assem Balpikova, Yerbol Nurtanov, Azamat Sharipov, Azamat Dokumbayev, Gani Baimakhanbetov successfully completed their respective distances and were awarded with medals of the marathon participants.
Yerlan Abushakhmanov, senior specialist of the of Relay Protection and Automation Department of KEGOC, (21.1 km):
Akmaral Bayazitova, senior specialist of the Department for Government Ralations and Communications of KEGOC, (10 km):
- Foreign athletes also take part in the annual Astana marathon. For example, Simon Kiprutut Kirui, Henry Kipsang and Cheboy Hilda Jepkogey from Kenya, who run the marathon this year. These athletes are a frequent participants to the international marathons and run great distances. Running side by side with such professionals for us, the marathon armatures, is a real stimulus for further improvement.
Azamat Sharipov, senior specialist of ERP Applications Support Department of Energoinform, (10 km):
- I am happy to participate in 2017 One steppe beyond Marathon. The quality of organization is growing every year. Special thanks to the local authorities for the LED screens with the broadcast of the GGG battle.