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Race news Košice Peace Marathon

13 October 2020, 10am

200 run in Košice on revised course

Local heroes seize their chances

Košice Peace Marathon
Sun 4 October 2020

The oldest marathon in Europe, the 97th edition of International Peace Marathon in Košice, was staged despite all pandemic restrictions in Slovakia.

Organisers accepted 200 runners for the marathon, other events were cancelled. They also changed the two-lap city course to smaller 4.2 km course which was run ten times in the city centre.

The only foreign participant, Czech sub 2:40 runner Petra Pastorová (44) won the women’s category in 2:52:11. She was only the second Czech women’s winner since 1993. Second, the Slovak Sylvia Sebestian (43) won her fifth national title in a time of 3:04:28. Spectators around the course (also under restrictions) saw Marek Hladik win his first national title and become the first Slovak winner in 21 years. In total 187 runners started and 179 finished.


1 Marek HLADIK SVK 2:26:08
2 Jozef URBAN SVK 2:32:53
3 Matúš HUJSA SVK 2:33:01
1 Petra PASTOROVÁ CZE 2:52:11
2 Sylvia SEBESTIAN SVK 3:04:31
3 Radka ROHÁČOVÁ SVK 3:16:24

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